Fig, a natural plant in coastal areas of Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean Regions, is cultivated for two purposes as table consumption and drying. Figs for drying purpose are generally produced in Aegean Region and in Mediterranean and Marmara Regions it is usually produced for table consumption. Generally purple and black coloured figs among those are the types aiming for exportation. ‘Bursa Black’, which is the highest quality black fig throughout the world, is increasingly demanded by European countries annually due to its spectacular taste, firm fruit structure, fruit size and long shell life. Preparation of the product for the exportation is performed through the private sector in possession of all sorts of quality system (HACCP, ISO 9002, BRC, ETI, EUREPGAP) in order to ensure the product safety. ‘Bursa Black’, in comparison with other fruit types, is a product with high product quality by means of not requiring especially pesticide utilization. In this field, ‘Sarılop’ fig type is a succulent type mainly known as Smyrna (Izmir) in world market.
Cultivation Areas: Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara – Market Offering
Period: Early August – November.