Olive tree and olives – Mani, Greece
Photos of Olives in Mani, Greece. Mani is in the Southern most tip of Peloponnese where, in ancient Greece, it was believed lay the entrance to Hades—in a cave at the bottom tip near Cape Tenaron, where Hercules had brought up Cerberus.
The principal olive variety cultivated in the region is Koroneiki, which grow on small, stunted trees with multiple trunks whose branches are trained to grow laterally to facilitate harvest. The olives in this region are acclaimed to produce the best oil in the world, due largely to the extremely dry climate.
Here is a link to previous posts related to olives and olive trees in E. Europe.
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