The Kalamata olive variety, takes its name from the city of Kalamata, Greece. but in the previous decades some Egyptians brought the tree to Egypt and began to cultivate it in the Egyptian land.
Kalamata olive accounts for arouned 5% of the total Egyptian olive production .
Kalamat olive shape and it is curved at the top. The farmers pick these olives by hand only after they have reached full maturity, in other words once the fruit has a deep black colour. Harvesting lasts from October until November . The Kalamata variety are the most prized and well-known Greek and Egyptian olive globally and is intrinsically associated with high quality luxury.