Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora-Pilio
The Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora-Pilio is one of the oldest co-operatives, since it was established in 1916 by 199 people of Zagora. In 1985, the cooperative enters a new phase of action of organised commercial enterprise. The brand is enshrined and every authentic Zagorin apple bears the sticker which makes it stand out. In 1996 the European Union recognises the apples as “Protected Designation of Origin” products. The apples now travel across the world and conquer all international markets. 100 years of continuous production and presence in the agricultural sector!
The Agricultural Cooperative produces apples of high quality, tested and certified with the qualification of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). This distinction certifies that the Zagorin apple is a product of high quality. By using the “Integrated Production” method the Zagorin apple is clean, healthy, tested and this is why consumers in Greece and all around the world trust it. Timeline
The Starking Delicious apple was introduced in the region of Zagora in the early 1950s by George Zagorianou Samsarelos
who transferred it from California. Within a few years the cultivation of Starking became the main crop in the region.
What gives the unique and characteristic flavor in apples is the location of the area that combines the mountain with the sea, creating the features that distinguish Zagora apples like deep red color, masourato shape and delicious flesh.
For 100 years the Cooperative supports the producers and their land and will continue with the same vision towards the future.