NAME OF THE COMPANY: CORLEONE OLIVE OIL
LEGAL CONDITION : Ltd. Co.
MAIN ADDRESS : Organize industry region NO: 7 HATAY
1.1. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OLIVE
The olive is a member of the botanically family Oleaceae which complies 600 species in 24 genera (one extinct) and occur on all continents. (From Johnson 1957) The only edible species is Olea europaea. The Olive was a native to Asia Minor and spread from Iran, Syria and Palestine to the rest of the Mediterranean basin 6,000 years ago. It is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world – being grown before the written language was invented. It was being grown on Crete by 3,000 BC and may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan kingdom. The
Phoenicians spread the olive to the Mediterranean shores of Africa and Southern Europe. Olives have been found in Egyptian tombs from 2000 years BC. The olive culture was spread to the early Greeks then Romans. As the Romans extended their domain they brought the olive with them.