SEA ENDS WHERE THE OLIVE TREES
The olive is one of the oldest cultivated plants of mankind and was already considered a sign of prosperity, peace and wealth in ancient times. Their home is the Mediterranean Sea, trees have been planted, cared for and harvested in the Aegean region for thousands of years. Archaeological excavations on the territory of today's Turkey revealed the history of the archaic city of Klazomenai. Olive oil was already being produced there in the 6th century BC.
Olive trees can be up to 5000 years old and have many uses. The beautifully grained wood of the trunk
is used to make pots and pans, while the seeds of the olive can be used to make necklaces and tesbihs (prayer beads). Leftovers are used as fertilizer and fuel.
The unique combination of climate and soil conditions in Turkey
gives our olive varieties their incomparably intense taste.
Many people in today's Turkey, from seamstresses to butchers to civil servants, use the
money they save to buy a field, farm it, grow olives, harvest them and
then take them to the presses to produce olive oil for their households.
More than 50 country-specific varieties ensure an extraordinary variety on the family table
and are an important part of the culture.