Grow your own olives indoors. Cracking the seed coat may help germination.
The olive's fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil.
The olive fruit is green, on all varieties, and ripens to a blackish-purple color. The different varieties are harvested for different purposes, usually for oil or preparing for eating. Some varieties are harvested when green for one purpose or allowed to turn brown-black for another purpose. Olive trees have been in cultivation since 2,500 B.C.