Kalamata olives are the trademark of Greece. It is almond in shape with a pointed tip and a brownish to deep purple colour. It is picked in late fall and is naturally cured to preserve its rich nutty flavour. Its dense texture is perfect for pesto, olive bread, or simply to enjoy as a table olive.
Olives contain pits.
Olives and vegetables have been integral to the Greek culture since the beginning of civilization. Thanks to its hot, sunny summers and mild winters, Greece supports over 100 olive varietals and other sun-soaked savoury fruits such as peppers and tomatoes. Some famous Greek growing regions include Kalamata, Halkidiki, and Amphissa.