The fruit of this variety is rather small (average fruit weight: 1.3 g), but highly productive. It is resilient to wind and xerothermic conditions. It is used to produce prime quality olive oil with the highest organoleptic characteristics, which are comparatively superior to other varieties suitable for producing olive oil. It is recommended in areas that do not have a particularly cold climate as it is not resilient to cold. It is a self-fertile variety and the production of oil from its fruit amounts to 27% (3.5:1). It is susceptible to cancer.
): This variety belongs to the category of medium olives, based on the size of its fruit. It has χαμηλόμορφους (low-hanging??) fruit and a dual purpose. It can either be used as a table olive or for the production of olive oil, having an oil content of 20%-25%. The variety ripens in November-December, within which time the fruit must be harvested. It is mainly found across Northern Greece.
The Prodromou variety thrives at altitudes of up to 600 metres. It is suitable for oil and produces oil of superb quality. It is a dual-purpose variety and the fruit’s oil yield is high, ranging between 3:1 and 5:1. This olive tree is tough and resistant to diseases. Its great advantage is its resistance to very low temperatures up to -15°C and -17°C. It is a local variety that is very well adapted to the environment of Northern Greece.
Due to the size of the fruit, it is classified as a medium olive. Medium olives are used as table olives and for the production of olive oil. The Chalkidiki variety consists of medium-sized trees with long pointed leaves, and harvesting takes place between November and December. Its fruit is oblong.