From the 1970s to 1990

Pistachio cultivation continued to spread during the decades 1970 to 1990. The 1974 census refers to 4,200 stremmata. By the year 2000 this must have increased by at least 1,000 more stremmata.

Many people planted pistachio trees in Aegina, most of whom are not farmers. Some planted pistachio trees around their houses, others in small orchards and some in estates of tens of stremmata. It is not possible to find and mention their names in this article – that would be the work of a dissertation on the subject. However they all contributed to the distribution of the Aegina pistachio and an increase in the awareness of its high quality and excellent taste.