Leucocarpa, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known as “Magna Graecia” or Greater Greece.
Experts claim that this fruit was most probably first introduced to the south of Italy during the years of the Greek colonization of Sicily.
Similar white olives are found in Greece today but they are quite rare. They can also be spotted in some areas along the Mediterranean coasts of northern Africa and all the way west to the Atlantic shores of Portugal.
However, the Leucocarpa olive is mostly known by different local names, and its products are not exported in an organized and systematic way.