On 21.6.1996, Mr. Franz Fischler, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, certified that the name APPLES of Zagora Pelion was registered as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) 1107/96, published in the Official Journal of the European Communities, number L148 of 21.6.1996, p.1. With its registration, the use of this name is reserved for producers who are established in the demarcated geographical area and comply with the production conditions described in the specifications. The name Apples of Zagora Pelion is included in the list of PDO-PGI registrations.


For more than 100 years the Cooperative has supported the producers and the place and will continue with the same vision in the future.


The Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora is one of the oldest Greek cooperatives, since it was founded in 1916 by 199 Zagorians. In 1985, the Cooperative entered a new phase of organized commercial enterprise activity. The trademark (Zagorin) was registered and every authentic apple, since then, carries the sticker that makes it special. In 1996 came recognition with the “Protected Designation of Origin” label from the European Union and since then, the apples of Zagora Pelion have been traveling around the world and conquering international markets, after 104 years of continuous production and presence in the agricultural sector! The Agricultural Cooperative of Zagora produces tested, high quality, guaranteed apples with a protected designation of origin. This distinction certifies that the apple of Zagora Pelion is a product of high standards. With the “Integrated Production” method, the apple is spotlessly clean, healthy, that’s why it is trusted in Greece and all over the world.
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