Are California producers importing seedlings from Greece?
Import law regarding live plants can be very restrictive. Generally the seedlings must have washed roots with no soil which could harbor pests. That means they must travel by air due to their fragility. Once planted, state law may require that they stay in quarantine for months to years. It is easier to buy Greek varieties from a nursery in California which has gone through this process and has then propagated the cuttings here. Try searching on Kalamata.
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