Our potted tree is a 2-1/2 year old Arbequina olive, a hardy variety grown in the sunny orchards of California and Spain's Catalonia region. Arbequina olives are highly aromatic and have a delicate buttery flavor with piquant notes. Before eating, the small brown raw olives should be cured in brine for best flavor. Use in pasta dishes, antipasti platters and breads. Zones 10-11. Easy-to-grow tree can produce fruit for centuries if properly pruned. Suitable for container or ground planting. Tree grows 3' high in pot; 35' high, 15' wide in ground. Requires full sun. Flowers in spring and bears fruit in autumn. Fruits from October to February. Yields approx. 30-100 lb. of olives at maturity (15 years). Requires a cross-pollinator nearby to bear fruit. Approx. 2 1/2 years old, 18 1/2" high at shipping; arrives in a 6" diam. terra-cotta pot. Grown in Salinas, CA.