My brother and I have about 70 acres of olive trees, mostly tsounati, a variety we love much here in the village. Tsounati variety is more difficult to collect, because it grows in mountain slopes. They once believed that it gave an olive oil of high acidity, but that was only because they left the olives to fall down and were collected late in the season. However, if you collect the fruit in time and the pressing is done immediately, you get a tasty, light olive oil with low acidity. Tsounati olive trees, most of them grafted on a subject of wild olive tree, are perennial trees representing a living monument of nature; the history of the primary sector of the region.
“Those perennial trees represent a living monument of nature; the history of the primary sector of the region.”