Sele – this is dried in a basket of rock salt, which draws all the water from the olive. The longer the olive is left in the salt the firmer the olive becomes. The olive can lose up to half its original weight during curing, giving a crinkly effect. This is a dry store olive and is the least salty tasting. ,
Gemlik is nationally and even internationally famous for its olives. The soil, topography, and climate are ideal for olive production.