Fig (Ficus carica)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


The common fig (Ficus carica) is a species of flowering plant of the genus Ficus, from the family Moraceae. It is a native of Middle East and Western Asia. It is grown since 4000 B.C. It is a gynodioecious, deciduous tree or large shrub, growing to a height of 7–10 m. The fig growing on the seashore of southern India (Ficus roxburghii) is of inferior quality. Fig is richer in iron and copper content than most of the other fruits. Though the fresh ripe fig fruit is very delicious and highly perishable, the great bulk of the world production is dehydrated. Products like fig syrup, jam jelly, spiced or pickled fig spread, and fig meat are also prepared from it.


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  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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