Agrinion Olives are a style of prepared olive made from Conservolia Olives. Conservolia trees are native to Agrinion (Agrinou) on the Ionian coast in Greece. The olives are quite large. They are harvested and sold anywhere from light, dull green to pinkish or dark purple. Whether green or black, they are cracked then cured in…
Cracked Olives are olives that, before being cured, are pressed between boards or stones so that the flesh cracks open, but not so hard that oil would be extracted, and not so hard that the pits inside will crack. Cracking, like slashing olives (see Tailladées), speeds up the curing process because it lets the brine…
Nafplion Green Olives are small to medium-sized olives. They are cracked before being cured in brine. They are sold in brine, oil, and oregano or in brine with lemon slices and peppers. The olives are firm with a salty and slightly sour taste. Nafplion is a seaside town 150 km south-west of Athens, Greece.
This is a style of prepared olive made from Salonenque olives. They are flavoured with anise or fennel. The proper full name is “Olives cassées de la Vallée des Baux de Provence.” These olives received their AOC in 1997.