The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease noted in his diary:
The villagers have a custom to present the first fruits to some wealthy person with the expectation of receiving a present much greater than their value. Thus a villager brought several ‘’αμπελοπούλια’’ to Mr. Charalambos the other day (the first he had taken). He presented them to him with great respect and then waited sometime without saying anything. At last Mr. Charalambos thought of the cause and offered money, which the former would not receive from his hands, but requested him to throw on the ground, so that he might receive it from the earth.