Veronique Olive Trees

Fergal Cobbe asked 10 years ago

I was just wondering if you have any opinion on Olive varieties to grow in Ireland, and if you have any specific thoughts on the Veronique Olive Tree? Also, would you know where to source veronique olive trees in Ireland?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Not aware of the variety ‘Veronique’ as such, but olives in general are not hardy except in coastal areas and they will not give an edible crop at this latitude. The small fruits do not get enough sunshine to develop.

Olive is grown for its decorative value and until recent years was very rare in Irish gardens.