- Colossal size
- No preservatives
- All natural
Awarded at the Great Taste Awards 2016 & at the Great Taste Awards 2013
|Items||Shelf-Life||Seasonality||Gross WT (g)||Pieces||Gross WT (Kg)||Cartons per pallet|
|Olives 240 g||17 months||Year round||573||6||3.51||160|
Carefully gathered by hand, from centuries-old trees, grown in the seaside groves of Costa Navarino, the celebrated Kalamon variety olives are ripened by the sun, tempered by the salt air, traditionally cured in natural brine and packed in our Navarino Icons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, giving them a delightfully rich and tangy flavor.
Symbol of wisdom, peace and glory, the olive tree has been cultivated in Greece since antiquity. Indeed, the sacred tree of the goddess Athena was held in such great esteem that the prize for victory at the ancient Olympic Games was not gold or silver but a simple wreath made from olive twigs. In ancient Pylos, archaeologists discovered the earliest written forms of ‘olive’ and ‘olive oil’ on clay tablets inscribed in Linear B script which date to 1300 BC, providing evidence that Messinia was among the first regions to cultivate the olive. According to Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, olives were so sacred that only virgins and eunuchs were allowed to grow the trees.