Salon’s green gold
Salon has shared its name with a type of olive, the Selounenco (meaning “from Salon” in Provençal), which proves how important the olive tree and olive oil is in the Salon area.
It has a good yield and is used to make oil and cracked table olives. It’s a blended variety (oil and green olives). It hails from Salon-de-Provence and is mainly grown in Bouches du Rhône. It is one of the components of Baux-de-Provence (AOP) cracked olives, green table olives. It produces a fairly mild fruity green oil packed with plant notes, primarily artichoke, hazelnut and green apple