Kalamata Olives. The only black olives that may be compared to the ItalianGaeta Olives.


Olive Kalamata
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wikipedia... the Kalamata olive is a large, black olive with a smooth, meaty texture named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese, Greece. Often used as a table olive, they are usually preserved in wine vinegar or olive oil. Kalamata olives enjoy PDO status. Kalamata olives are named after the city of Kalamata in Messenia, southern Greece, near where they are grown. They are also grown in nearby Laconia. They are an almond-shaped, plump, dark purple olive, from a tree distinguished from the common olive by the size of its leaves, which grow to twice the size of other olive varieties.

Kalamatas table olives are registered as PDOs, therefore the use of the Kalamata label in the sales name evokes the protected variety "Kalamata" and this is not allowed by the current labeling legislation. For such reason, we indicate the Kalamon cultivar not subject to PDO and regularly enrolled in the Olive Varieties World Catalog.