Source : Dato Sayed Elias

These are both small to medium cultivar,but they command an outstanding taste and sweetness,top; VERMELLO DOS ACORES,below;YELLOW LABANESE, good texture,soft and honey sweet, for YELLOW LABANESE in some part of Middle East region,Afghanistan,and Iran they dried this figs and served with hot tea to replace sugar.

Origin of FIG

Middle English fige, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan figa, from Vulgar Latin *fica, from Latin ficus fig tree, fig
First Known Use: 13th century

Any plant of the genus Ficus, in the mulberry family, especially Ficus carica, the common fig. Yielding the well-known figs of commerce, Ficus carica is native to an area from Asiatic Turkey to northern India, but natural seedlings grow in most Mediterranean countries, where figs are used extensively, both fresh and dried. It is a bush or small tree with broad, rough, deciduous leaves.

Hundreds of different varieties are grown in various parts of the world. The fig was one of the first fruit trees to come under cultivation. Its fruit contains significant amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron.

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