Elaeagnus angustifolia - Russian olives, russian olive, parrot olive, parrot tree

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Botanical nomenclature: elaeagnus angustifolia
Common name: russian olives, russian olive, parrot olive, parrot tree
Family: elaeagnaceae
Origin: western and central asia
Height: 4 – 8 meters
Luminosity: full sun, partial shading
Climate: see description
Extremely dry resistant.

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A fresh or small tree that rarely reaches more than 5 meters of height, little and yellow flowers, followed by edible fruits and very aromatic of orange-stored coloring. Native of pakistan, afghanistan, south of russia, kazakhstan, turkey and iran.

In asia, sweet and rich fruit in proteins are the most popular in the dried fruit market.

Extremely dry resistant, ornamental, highly fragrant flowering and delicious fruits, adequate in maturation and edible, a rich fertilizer in essential fatty acids, which is enough for a fruit. An essential oil obtained from flowers is used in perfumaria.

Currently, russian olive is considered a gourmet variety in the preparation and preparation of differentiated dishes by big and illustrated chefs of restaurants throughout europe.

Fruits are appreciated and tasted like olives and are also used in the preparation of jellies and sorvetes.

This specimen requires its planting in the full sun, tolerant to partial shading and maritime exposure, very tolerating to the dry and comfortable found through sandy and coastal lands, is required on soils that provide good drainage. As the plant corrects atmospheric nitrogen, promotes an excellent coverage that enriches the soil instead of privating it of nutrients.

The plant is of quick growth and begins to flower and fruit from the third year in cultivation.

In iran, its dry fruits are also used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and the pain of joints.