I am from Meskla, married with two children and a professional farmer, following the family tradition. I have around 1,200 to 1,300 trees mainly of tsounati variety, but also of Koroneiki variety. The cultivation of the tsounati variety in our village is one-way because of the characteristics of the land. When a region is steep, you cannot cultivate it as in other regions. The tsounati olives are not threshed, but they are picked up with permanent-layer nets. Terrain here is inaccessible and the cultivation of tsounati has been a traditional cultivation, from the times of our great-grandfathers and as such, it should be preserved. It is nice to retain the traditions of a place.
“The cultivation of tsounati has been a traditional cultivation, from the times of our great-grandfathers.”