Florina’s red peppers were awarded the recognition of Protected Designation of Origin in 1994 by the World Trade Organization. In order to ensure the purity of the authentic pepper of Florina, our Piperoktima is cut off from other cultures, so that the plants can remain isolated, preventing the junction from the variety, and thus we have created our own seedbed, into the Piperadiko.
The first ripen fruits are those which will give us the seed for the next year. The collection of the seeds, their drying and their preservation until the germination of new plants, is our primary concern. The protection of the specificity, stability and uniqueness of the variety, is a great responsibility. We have to bequeath to our children the authentic variety of Florina peppers, as we had inherited it from our parents.