It’s a common misconception that the colour of an olive denotes its variety. Colour simply signifies when an olive was picked from the tree. This variation offers a wide choice of tastes and textures.
Picked at the optimal ripening stage, colours range from rich green to fair yellow.
Picked just as they reach their full ripening stage or just before, black olives vary slightly from black to deep violet depending on the variety and time of harvesting.