Olives Around the World

The olive has always played a key role in the development of commerce in the Mediterranean cultures. Today it is a crop of major economic importance in many countries throughout the world.

olives around the world

The olive tree is grown around the world. Olive trees originated from a dry, subtropical climate but are well-suited to extreme environmental conditions such as drought and high temperatures. Although the olive requires aerated soil, it can adapt itself to a wide range of different soil types and temperatures. The map above shows the climatic range of where the olive tree is grown.

United States




Musco Family Olive Co. - Who We AreMusco Family Olive Co. - Who We Are

Instead of a pickle

Serve Pimento-Stuffed Green olives with your sandwich and chips. Pile four or five on a toothpick and your olive skewer is sure to be the cure for the common pickle.