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KALAMATA
Also known as: KALAMON, CHONDRDIA
Area of origin: GREECE


TREE: A tree of strong vigor with an erect habit and canopy of medium density. The leaves are long, broad and flat and of an elliptic lanceolate shape.

FRUIT: A fruit of high weight of an elongated asymmetric shape that is quite distinctive. While it makes excellent oil it is chiefly grown for Greek style black olives. It is freestone with a good pit to pulp ratio.

AGRONOMY: Productivity is high but alternate. Flowering is intermediate. Beginning of bearing is intermediate. Overall this variety is of medium hardiness.

COMMENTS: This variety is resistant to cold but sensitive to excessively hot climates. Somewhat susceptible to olive leaf spot and verticillium wilt but resistant to olive knot.
Offered olive tree varietals by country of origin:
ITALY
Ascolana Tenera
Bella di Cerignola
Biancolilla
Bosana
Canino
Carboncella
Casaliva
Coratina
Favoral
Frangivento
Frantoio
Grignan
Itrana
Leccino
Maurino
Moraiolo
Nocellara del Belice
Pendolino
Santa Caterina
Taggiasca

SPAIN
Arbequina
Arbosana
Cornicabra
Empeltre
Farga
Hojiblanca
Lechin de Sevilla
Manzanilla
Picual
Sevillano

FRANCE
Aglandau
Bouteillan
Cailletier
Cayon
Columello
Grossane
Luques
Picholine
Salonenque
Tanche

GREECE
Amfissa
Kalamata
Koroneiki
Megaron

UNITED STATES
Jefferson
Lucca
Mission
Hills of Santa Cruz
Wilsoni

NORTH AFRICA
Dolce di Morocco
Chemlali