Olive sp. Helena

An exceptional looking tree. Drought tolerant. Suitable for home gardening or pot culture. Height can be pruned to a preferred height after fruiting.

History of the Helena Olive

St.Helena Island is a heritage National Park off the coast of Brisbane, Australia. It was a high security prison from 1867 to the 1920’s and then a prison farm until it’s closure in 1932. The original olive tree was planted in the late 1800’s after being brought to the island from Europe by a visiting magistrate.

You have purchased a 3rd generation heritage tree which has a history of producing exceptional fruit and award winning olive oil. 5c from cent plant sold goes to Qld Parks & Wildfire for the ongoing preservation of the historic structures on St Helena Island.

Try these delicious recipes with your very own home-grown olives...