Fig

Fig

The fig is a very old fruit as it originates from South-West Asia. It then rapidly spread to the Mediterranean area and was much appreciated in Roman times together with dates, olives and grapes. It is therefore not surprising that the major producing countries are still Turkey, Italy and Greece; in France, it is mainly grown in the South. There are now a multitude of fig varieties - 750 in all - which are classified into three categories: white, red and purple.