The Shape of Fig Fruits - Why it's so Important for Higher Fruit Quality
Updated: Jan 25
In this blog post, we will be delving deeper into the topic of split resistance in figs, and why it is such an important characteristic for many fig growers. We will discuss the causes of splitting in figs, and the ways in which growers can prevent it by considering the shape of the fig variety, as well as the way the fig hangs during ripening.
We will also explore the different shapes of fig varieties and how they can affect split resistance, drawing on expert resources such as Monserrat Pons' book "Fig Trees of the Balearic Islands" and Condit's Monograph. Additionally, we will discuss the role of the skin and the angle at which the fig swells, in determining split resistance. Overall, this post will provide valuable insights for fig growers looking to improve the quality of their crops.
Split resistance is an important characteristic for fig growers as it prevents the interior of the fig from being exposed to outside elements and spoiling.
The shape of the fig variety and the way the fig hangs during ripening can greatly impact split resistance. Growers should choose varieties that have a shape that sheds water well and ripen at the right angle.
The skin's elasticity and firmness, as well as the length of the stem and neck, can also play a role in determining split resistance. It's important for growers to consider these factors when selecting fig varieties.