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Tall Olive Trees 1/2 price £10.00 each @ Tesco

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4y, 2m agoFound 4 years, 2 months ago
Ok, no idea if this is national but it has to be worth checking your local store for this. Tonight I got 2x Olive Trees between 5-6ft tall half price (were £20 - NOTE THESE ARE NOT THE ONES THAT WERE 2 FOR £20, THEY ARE TWICE THE SIZE!). Fantastic price AND I managed to get them home all on my own in my VW Beetle along with my son and a boot full of groceries (takes a bit of female logic lol).

My local store is Tesco Ystradgynlais (South Wales, Swansea Valley) so if you are anywhere near i'd say they had around 20-30 trees left. And as I say, well worth checking your local store to see if they have them OR ask the friendly people on their Facebook page to check for you!

HTH some of you anyway, i'm really pleased with my purchase :)

p.s. they were being announced as reduced while I was instore, so I think this reduction has only just taken place today.
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#1
I bought 2 of these at full price.....Placed in the window fed and watered following instruction! Lost all leaves within 2 weeks looks dead now!
#2
I saw these in Tesco yesterday. Do you know if they can produce fruit or are they just ornamental?
#3

You are thinking of the ones that were less than half the size, they were £15 each or 2 for £20!
#4
cool!

6' trees,great price!

Edited By: biggysmalls on May 30, 2012 20:32
#5
why is this cold?
#6
Predikuesi
I saw these in Tesco yesterday. Do you know if they can produce fruit or are they just ornamental?
You will have a VERY hard job getting fruit from these in this country. They need much warmer weather, but give it a try, you never know. :)
4 Likes #7
How many of these would I have to plant in my back garden before I would qualify for an EU agricultural subsidy? Anyone?
#8
No e poole
#9
phillyboy
Predikuesi
I saw these in Tesco yesterday. Do you know if they can produce fruit or are they just ornamental?
You will have a VERY hard job getting fruit from these in this country. They need much warmer weather, but give it a try, you never know. :)

Thanks. I am growing my own fruit and veg, but might not take the risk.
#10
Still £20 each in the Alfreton store. :(
#11
Not a bad price (very similar in Homebase this weekend with the 15% off) but like others have said... so hard to fruit in the UK.

It's not hard to keep alive, just hard to get any olives. And don't forget, an olive straight off a tree tastes like absolute ****.

If you're keen on growing your own then I'd suggest something a bit more British - Pears, Apples, etc? I think they're British.

I'm currently growing chilli plants. Very good fun!
1 Like #12
" I managed to get them home all on my own in my VW Beetle along with my son and a boot full of groceries (takes a bit of female logic lol). "
******
Kid in the boot, groceries all over the seats and trees on the roof? Do you drive a new beetle? Please can you tell me whats with the flowers they have on the dashboard?
#13
I cant get mine to survive the winter.
#14
nicmall
" I managed to get them home all on my own in my VW Beetle along with my son and a boot full of groceries (takes a bit of female logic lol). "
******
Kid in the boot, groceries all over the seats and trees on the roof? Do you drive a new beetle? Please can you tell me whats with the flowers they have on the dashboard?

AFAIK New, new Beetle (only just on sale - the one you're talking about went end of life about 2 years ago) has no plant holder.
#15
nicmall
" I managed to get them home all on my own in my VW Beetle along with my son and a boot full of groceries (takes a bit of female logic lol). "
******
Kid in the boot, groceries all over the seats and trees on the roof? Do you drive a new beetle? Please can you tell me whats with the flowers they have on the dashboard?

LOL!

Mine is the 'New' Beetle (Mk1 - original of the new ones) I'm not really sure where the flower thing came from but I think it links back to the original Beetles, there seemed to be a whole 'flower power' thing going on with them. When I bought mine the vase was empty, so I bought some lovely big red flowers (to match the paintwork) to put in it and everyone comments on how lovely they are. I <3 my Beetle :)

I think they have done away with the flower vase in the newest ones as they appear to be going for the more masculine look - i'm not so fussed on the new shape.
1 Like #16
malang
I bought 2 of these at full price.....Placed in the window fed and watered following instruction! Lost all leaves within 2 weeks looks dead now!

Sounds like you may have over watered it. They don't need much water.
#17
Probably ridiculous questions but:
1) Can these be kept indoors or are they outdoor plants only?
2) If outdoor only, can they be kept in the pot or should they be planted?

Thanks, I'm not a gardening type but love the look of olive trees :)
#18
Olive trees look lovely but in the UK the weather isn't really suitable for them. I don't expect they would survive a hard frost. They would do much better in a conservatory if you have one!
1 Like #19
Keefy68
How many of these would I have to plant in my back garden before I would qualify for an EU agricultural subsidy? Anyone?

There is currently a surplus of olive oil in the EU

The question you ought to be asking is 'How much will the EU give me for agreeing not to plant olive trees?'

and 'Will I get more money if I agree not to plant more trees?'
#20
How many do I have to buy so that I can use my hosepipe on the grounds I am an olive farmer?
#21
localshop
Keefy68
How many of these would I have to plant in my back garden before I would qualify for an EU agricultural subsidy? Anyone?
There is currently a surplus of olive oil in the EU
With the price of the stuff in the supermarkets you wouldn't think so
#22
crazylegs
localshop
Keefy68
How many of these would I have to plant in my back garden before I would qualify for an EU agricultural subsidy? Anyone?
There is currently a surplus of olive oil in the EU
With the price of the stuff in the supermarkets you wouldn't think so

Tough luck on the greeks, italians and spainish that planned to pay off their debts with oil too
#23
I was so tempted by these trees but when I lifted one down from the palette in the shop loads of leaves fell off. I tried a few others and they were all the same. It must be luck of the draw as the OP is enjoying hers so much.
Great deal if you can find a nice healthy one. Thanks OP!
1 Like #24
siouxsie
I was so tempted by these trees but when I lifted one down from the palette in the shop loads of leaves fell off. I tried a few others and they were all the same. It must be luck of the draw as the OP is enjoying hers so much.
Great deal if you can find a nice healthy one. Thanks OP!

That's a shame. I have to be honest, I put bags over the top of mine to put them in the car and not much dropped off, so fingers crossed I got good ones! There were some slightly taller, but the ones on the pallet I chose were a little shorter and looked more green and healthy. Size isn't everything ;) lol
#25
I have had an olive tree in my garden for several years now, and it survives the winter. I protect it with fleece and also foam around the main stem. It has never produced fruit, but it growing quite tall now.
#26
Lots of Olive Tree info here
#27
A tenner for the tree, and £100k plus for the arboretum to actually get it to produce some olives. Heat for price, but not practical for Blighty.
#28
We had loads of olive trees in our garden at our old house - planted them when they were this sort of size and they'd pretty much doubled in the 4 years we were there. Got a few miserable looking little olives off some of them, but the reason we got them is because they're evergreen and don't shed any leaves, so very nice as an ornamental tree rather than a fruit tree.
#29
Feeble
A tenner for the tree, and £100k plus for the arboretum to actually get it to produce some olives. Heat for price, but not practical for Blighty.

Arboretum? That's a collection of trees, usually in a park or landscaped grounds. I don't see how having a collection of tree's help them to produce fruit! :D
#30
These are still full price at the Tesco Extra in St Helens, Merseyside so this may be store specific unless anyone else has had any luck
#31
These and the bay trees are both half price at our store in Manchester. Both need to be kept inside and with the olive tree only water it once in a blue moon. Most die because of overwatering. A glass full every two weeks is plenty. If kept in a conservatory they should produce fruit but you'd need two and even if you got fruit, it's a pain to do anything with it. Olives have to be properly processed, you can't just eat them.
The bay trees also don't need much water - only slightly more than the olives. I looked at both of these and I think one of the reasons the leave are falling off both is the ones I looked at were waaaaaayyyyyyy to wet. I think the staff had been over watering them
#32
Seen these for £10 in my local, great price.
#33
freccle
These and the bay trees are both half price at our store in Manchester. Both need to be kept inside and with the olive tree only water it once in a blue moon. Most die because of overwatering. A glass full every two weeks is plenty. If kept in a conservatory they should produce fruit but you'd need two and even if you got fruit, it's a pain to do anything with it. Olives have to be properly processed, you can't just eat them.
The bay trees also don't need much water - only slightly more than the olives. I looked at both of these and I think one of the reasons the leave are falling off both is the ones I looked at were waaaaaayyyyyyy to wet. I think the staff had been over watering them

Thanks for the info, think I may have been over watering the two bay trees I got so will stop doing so!
#34
nick9
Feeble
A tenner for the tree, and £100k plus for the arboretum to actually get it to produce some olives. Heat for price, but not practical for Blighty.

Arboretum? That's a collection of trees, usually in a park or landscaped grounds. I don't see how having a collection of tree's help them to produce fruit! :D

Just for pedants everywhere, lets just say fruticetum
#35
I bought two of these last Summer from Tesco and they look lovely. They lasted the Winter and do grow tiny Olive's but they taste incredibly bitter.

The only downside is they tend to get blow down by strong wind even in sturdy pots.

Edited By: Digit10101 on May 31, 2012 23:47
#36
I checked Two Extra stores this evening and both are still charging £20 each. So cold for me sorry.
1 Like #37
I have a new beetle in the original shape, as I too dont like newer face lift models. I have two giant gerberas, a white and a pink x
#38
They have them in the stafford store but they are £20.00 each :-(
#39
Digit10101
I bought two of these last Summer from Tesco and they look lovely. They lasted the Winter and do grow tiny Olive's but they taste incredibly bitter.

The only downside is they tend to get blow down by strong wind even in sturdy pots.
All olives taste gross straight off the tree. You're meant to cure them before eating.
#40
Still looking good and healthy - even after a battering off the recent winds, being blown over and having a good drenching. Fingers crossed if they can withstand that they can take on anything :)

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