The Olive Branch Wholesale Nursery

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The Olive Branch Nursery is a specialist wholesale olive nursery producing a large range of olive varieties available in South Africa, and sell to farmers, retail nurseries, landscapers, municipalities and developers. Unfortunately, not to the public. We also export our plants to neighbouring countries.

True To Type

All cultivars are propagated from mature mother-stock trees that have been verified as true to type.

Olive Oil, Dual Purpose & Table Varieties

All of our olive trees are produced under the highest standards of nursery hygiene and horticultural practice to ensure that each tree dispatched is of the highest quality.
Jean Hanna and Team

Wholesale Olive Nursery

The Olive Branch Nursery is a specialist wholesale olive nursery producing a large range of olive varieties available in South Africa. All cultivars are propagated from mature mother-stock trees that have been verified as true to type. We specialize in commercial olive propagation but try and do more than just sell olive trees and like to give honest advice on what you may need, be it plants, equipment or general olive growing information.

The nursery is a family owned and run business, established in 2004, with the nursery located on our small-holding outside of Wellington in the Boland.

We’re passionate about our plants, and all care is taken in sourcing the best material that is certified “true to type”. All of our olive trees are produced under the highest standards of nursery hygiene and horticultural practice to ensure that each tree dispatched is of the highest quality. Trees are grown under a balanced nutritional program resulting in vigorous healthy trees that are fully sun hardened and ready to plant all year round in most environments. Varietal coding is used so that each olive variety can be clearly identified.

Adding value to this experience, we are able to supply you with all your future olive needs – from presses and filters, to bottlers and labelers, tanks, buckets, etc. Our aim is to supply you with a total planting, processing and packaging service.

We are a registered nursery and a member of SA Olive.

The Olive Story

There are literally hundreds of varieties of olive trees, but all of them belong in the same scientific category of Olea europea. “Olea” is the Latin word for “oil,” and reflects the high oil content of this food. Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean, as well as different parts of Asia and Africa. Their Mediterranean origins are highlighted in their species name, europea, since countries bordering the north shore of the Mediterranean Sea are typically considered as parts of southern Europe.

Olives are too bitter to be eaten right off the tree and must be cured to reduce their intrinsic bitterness. Processing methods vary with the olive variety, region where they are cultivated, and the desired taste, texture and color. Some olives are picked unripe, while others are allowed to fully ripen on the tree. Olives are a remarkable source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients

There are three different classes of olives

Oil Varieties

Dual Purpose

Table Varieties

Affiliates

Olive & Wine Specialists
SA Olive

Contact Details

Olive Branch Nursery
Off Lady Loch Road, Wellington

PO Box 532
Wellington, 7654

021 873 6503

082 459 9459

jean@olivebranchnursery.co.za