Pistachio trees have been cultivated in the Greek island of Aegina since 1860, later spreading to other parts of Attica and Greece.
Throughout Aegina, the dominant variety is known by the name ” Aeginis”, or “koilarati” meaning ” round”, a variety considered high-yielding.
The climate of the island is ideal and the soil composition is unique. This is the reason for the exceptional flavor and aroma of the Aegina’s pistachio.
The exclusive right to identify the pistachio as “Aegina pistachio” was secured
by the E.U. regulation of 1263/96, protecting the local pistachio from those of other regions.
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