Konservolia from Pelion PDO
The commercial name of “Konservolia Peliou Volou”. This variety has got 13 types according to size (from 91 to 380 fruit per kilo). The growing of olives in Pelio dates back to the period of the Ottoman Occupation. The mountain of the Centaurs is full of olive trees and the olive groves of Pelio are famous as they make a beautiful sight along the mountain range from the ridge all the way down to the sea. The olive grove of Pelio is of great production, aesthetic and ecological interest. The olive trees are grafted on the spot on wild olive trees that are more than three hundred years old. So, after the grafting of the wild olive trees in the most densely cultivated part of Pelio and in some of the most remote olive gardens the first sheds of the people who cultivated the olive trees were built. The “kades” for the olives (large wooden containers where the olives were prepared and stored) can still be found today. It is where the olives were preserved by the producers themselves.
The “Konservolia Pteleou” has 13 types depending on the size and is produced in the Southeastern regions of the region of Almyros where there are century old olive groves. “Konservolia Pteleou” and “Konservolia Peliou” are classified as table olives.