The Greek olives available around the world are the culmination of thousands of years of cultivation, and several types of curing. This gallery continues to grow as I have the opportunity to take photos of additional varieties.
The color of the olives denotes the time of the harvesting season during which they were picked. Harvesting runs from October to January. The greenest olives are harvested in October, the red or pink in November, the black in December, and the wrinkled black (not to be confused with olives that have shriveled due to curing in salt) in January.
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|Small Cretan Green Olives||Halkithiki Green Olives||Stuffed Green Olives||Kalamata Red Olives|
|Plum Olives||Kalamata Black Olives||Wrinkled Black Olives|
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