The first cars of fresh, dried figs from Turkey arrived at Tovano this morning. "The export dates are set by the government to start on September 30, so the drivers drove like crazy to get here," laughs Richard Strijbis.
According to the wholesaler, there is always a decent rush for the first figs. "The old ones were gone and many new figs are already pre-sold, that is the hectic pace of the first new figs. We do sell figs all year round, but certainly within the fruit and vegetable wholesalers and exporters there is a certain segment of quality buyers on the market every year waiting for a new harvest from Turkey. "
"The best quality figs come from the mountainous regions. These are the figs with the most pulp. This trade is certainly available, but must be selected properly. That is why there is quite a bit of loss in the harvest. As a result, the prices, especially of the large sizes, are very sturdy this year. But customers are assured of top trade ", says Richard.
“In addition to the fruit and vegetable trade, colleagues in the nut and tropical fruit trade, as well as immigrant buyers, know their way around the figs.” Also this year we carry the figs in the well-known 5 kilo display boxes under the Ephesus brand. You sell a few pallets to some customers, a few boxes at a time to others."