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The Figs Story
Mediterranean figs are grown in the farming regions surrounding Cape Town. The Cape’s Mediterranean climate produces figs of a superior eating quality with a Mediterranean flavour. All grown varieties have edible skins.
Star South is the oldest and biggest exporter of South African figs. We are currently exporting 60% of the South African fig industry, and we supply the local market/most retailers and wholesale sectors.
Our 1st variety Ronde de bureaux is harvested during weeks 50/52-11/13. This is a small snack fig, best suited for salads and appetizers, sweet in taste but with a short shelf life. Our 2nd variety is the black fig – Evita, similar to the Turkish Bursa or known as Peruvian, its harvest window is weeks 04/05 and 21/22. This fig variety has a deliciously honey-like flavour and can be used for salads/starters, mains and desserts.
We have succeeded in successfully optimizing the temperature regime in the logistical chain, to give our customers the shelf life they require to have less wastage. We can now confidently place the figs in our customer’s hands with a comfortable 10-15 days shelf-life, providing the customer stores the figs in cold storage or on a refrigerated shelf.
Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness.
PRODUCE AND VARIETALS
|Small black figs||(Ronde du Bordeaux)|
|White flesh figs||(Dauphine)|
|Evita / Parisian|
|Small Black Figs|
|Ronde du Bordeaux|
|White flesh figs|