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French figs arrive earlyFigs usually go on sale in France around August 20, but this year’s heat has brought the harvest in early. August, September and October are when figs come into full bloom.
France produces 4000 tonnes annually of the versatile fruit, which thrives in the Mediterranean region where 90% of global output is produced. There are around 700 named global fig varieties.
In France, Languedoc-Roussillon is noted for its fig production. The Figue de Solliès is the most widespread, accounting for 75% of the market. Other varieties include the Rouge de Bordeaux, the Sultane, the Marseillaise, the Noire de Caromb and the Goutte d'or.
Publication date: 8/8/2017
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