The first batches of figs from the new crop have appeared on the wholesale markets of Uzbekistan, says Bakhtiyor Abduvohidov, consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation.
In Andijan, in the Fergana Valley, black varieties and green varieties of figs appeared on the market, and its prices range from 2,000 to 3,000 Uzbek soums, which approximately corresponds to US$230-350 per ton. Such an affordable price makes it quite an attractive seasonal fruit for consumers in the region. Although about the same price other seasonal fruits are sold: apricots, melons, watermelons, peaches, etc.
Many people mistakenly believe that green figs is an unripe fruit, but in fact, the green fruit of the figs is a completely different variety. Dark varieties of figs are more common due to better transportability, and light varieties are, as a rule, more tender. Also, dark varieties also have a sweeter taste, and many green varieties have a sour taste. Figs are also called “figa” - the fruit of a fig tree or fig tree, a subtropical plant of the genus Ficus of the Mulberry family.
Recently, in Central Asia, the production of figs has been actively developing not only for consumption in local markets, but also for export to other countries. The main export market for figs from Uzbekistan is Russia today.