Of Chios Mastiha Tree

Careful marking the lentisks with a small sharp iron tool with grooved ends, called “kentitiri”.

From 10-15/7 until 15-20/8 and from 15-20/09 until 10-15/10, twice a week, the Chios Mastiha growers early in the morning, carve the skins with great care not to unnecessarily hurt the trees.

In a lentisk according to his age he can make 100 cuts throughout the carving period.

Kentos is the most important phase in the Chios Mastiha production process.