The fruits on the “black and white sickle” fig trees in the Umurlu District of the Institute ripened 5 days earlier than last year.
Employees collected 50 kilograms of figs from fig trees.
Agricultural Engineer Aytekin Belge, who works at the institute, stated that they conducted an investigation on 282 fig varieties. Aytekin Belge said that other types of figs will be harvested at the end of July.
The document stated that they carry out R&D studies at the institute in order to produce technology for the fig industry and increase efficiency, “Hybridization and mutation breeding studies, studies to increase yield and quality, water-yield relations in figs, fertilization, frequent planting and crown management, climate change and fig. We carry out studies on quality relations, drying and storage of fresh and dried figs, and determination of the erosion status of fig fields.” used the phrases.
In Aydın, approximately 190 thousand tons of figs are produced annually. While some of the fruit is consumed fresh, 65 thousand tons are dried. 40 thousand tons of dried figs are exported to 80 countries.