Figs are harvested in late summer, especially in the mediterranean area. The fig trees, male and female, are pollinated through the fig wasp: Actually, the insects try to deposit their eggs on its leaves. But in the process, only the pollination is taking place - there is no harm done through any infestation by the larvae of the fig wasp. Figs remain on their trees until they are fully ripe – when they drop down, they get immediately picked up and are dried in the sun. But before the actual packaging of the dryfruit-fig they get tested under ultraviolet light - to make sure there aren’t any signs of mold. Figs are more known for ending up as delicious dried fruits because they can’t be stored untreated over a long period of time.
Growing areas of figs include mostly arabic countries – and Turkey. But also in Greece and in the mediterrenean region fig fruits are available on a larger level