"The production season of figs used to be relatively short, but the industry is now more diverse, fig varieties have improved, the harvest seasons in different production areas are staggered, and more farmers use innovative plantation technology. Chinese consumers can now enjoy fresh figs all year long. The annual production volume is steadily growing. The production season in Zhejiang lasts from the middle of July until the end of November. The harvest season in Hainan begins in December and continues until July." This is according to Ms. Chen Junmiao of Beijing Natural Fruit Beauty Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.
"Plantation management has suffered from extreme weather conditions and the outbreak of Covid-19. As a result, the ratio of commercially viable figs is relatively small this year. The problem is mostly with the appearance of the figs, but in the first half of this year the figs are also less sweet than last year."
"Figs do not endure transport or storage very well in comparison with other fruits. Figs have high requirements. The outbreak of Covid-19 slowed down distribution and caused a labor shortage, which had a definite impact on the price of figs. The supply season has only just begun in Hainan and Yunnan, but production areas there will not escape the consequences of this pandemic either."
Beijing Natural Fruit Beauty at a fruit and vegetable convention
"This year we mainly focus our energy on the promotion of industry standards in Hainan production areas. At the same time, we also work hard to develop the fig markets in east China and south China. In addition, we are shifting our attention to online sales, since the outbreak of Covid-19 has changed consumer patterns. Our sales volume is quite stable. The uptake in online sales makes up for a decline of offline sales."
For more information:
Ms. Chen Junmiao
Beijing Natural Fruit Beauty Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.
Tel.: +86 135 5221 3868