The Different Types of Olives
You have dozens of varieties of olives to choose from, each with a different shape, size, and color. Unlike other fruits (olives are a pitted fruit that arises from tree blossoms), you must cure olives before eating them. Straight from the tree, they’re bitter and inedible.
You must taste around to find a variety and brand of olive that you like. Some of the most popular varieties are in this table (as shown in this figure).