Its cultivation goes back to the time when man first tried to produce food, about 1,000 years ago.
Greece is a country with a long tradition in the cultivation of durum wheat and this is proven by the charred seeds of the Neolithic settlements of Dimini and Sesklo in Volos. The ancients, recognizing the importance of bread, treated it and honored it as a divine gift. Ancient Egypt is considered the granary of the world and there is evidence that the first bread was made there.
During the 5th century BC. And due to the trade contacts between Greece and Egypt, the cultivation of wheat began in our country with Pericles' Greece being at the same time the largest importer of grain in the ancient world. Bread in ancient Greece held a prominent place in both diet and religion. Sowing began in the fall. When it was finished, the farmer crossed the field with a harrow - a wooden tool - to make the harvest easier. The harvest took place in June. In July, the threshers flew the sheaves over the entire surface of the threshing floor and followed the process of threshing, which was quite time consuming. In the end, the fruit was transported home from where they went to the mill to be ground and made into flour.