Fig growing in eastern Black Sea region (Turkey)

Karadeniz T.

2nd International Symposium on Fig, Caceres, Spain, 7 - 11 May 2001, pp.205-208 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Caceres
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-208
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Anatolia is the main genetic origin of rig in the world. Various types of rig cultivars are grown under different climatic conditions in Anatolia. Eastern Black Sea region is more valued especially for table fig cultivars. In this study, rig growing is evaluated in Artvin, Rize, Trabzon, Giresun and Ordu provinces. This region is suitable for fresh fig growing. There are different local fig cultivars diverse in their fruit characteristics. There is an important potential in fresh fig growing, and thus for breeding. Studies have put forth that 15 local fig cultivars are grown in this region. The fruit weight of these local cultivars are between 10 g-150.51 g, total soluble solid contents are between 15-22 %, yield are 15-31.8 kg/tree, maturity dates are from July 25 and September 20.