The Maurino olive tree is Tuscan in origin and produces excellent, sweet olive oil. It is a good pollinator but self-sterile so it needs another tree (often Frantoio, Leccino or Pendolino) for fruit production. Its fruit is abundant, small, and purplish-black when fully ripe. At maturity, they can grow up to 30′ and bear fruit after 1-2 years. The Maurino has proven itself to be a tough and cold hardy to 5° F. Olives like full sun with lots of warmth and well-drained soil.