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Fig, Ficus carica / Moraceae
Figs are harvested at the end of summer, and commercialized as fresh fruit or tinned. One of the most demanding markets of Europe, the United Kingdom, imports figs from all the countries worldwide, like Spain, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, the United States, etc.

Although figs are usually harvested at the end of summer, the fruit’s by-products, such as compotes, dry figs, are commercialized all throughout the year. The following table shows the availability of this fruit in the markets of the United Kingdom.

In the following table there are some of the countries that import in the United Kingdom:
OriginMonths of availability in the United Kingdom
TurkeyMid June-October
SpainJuly – September
The United StatesSeptember-November
IsraelMay-June
EgyptJuly-September
FranceJuly-September
ChileFebruary-March
BrazilMay-July
ColombiaSporadic
GreeceJulio-September
MexicoSporadic
MoroccoSporadic
PortugalMay-September
South AfricaDecember-February


Source: Fresh Produce Deskbook (2001)
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