Syconia estates consist of fig trees of the Smyrna variety. This variety figs have thin peel and are ideal for drying. Over the past 10 years and in collaboration with BIO-HELLAS, Syconia estates have been certified for their organic cultivating practices. Therefore, Syconia dried figs are certified organic products.
Production process: From tree to packaging!
Figs crop takes place every year during August. The figs mature and dry on the fig tree, fall and then are collected with hands. Then, at the natural drying stage, they are spread out on specially prepared surfaces for 7 to 10 days, depending on weather conditions and humidity levels.
Figs are collected from the surfaces when the drying process is at the proper level. Using special machines the dried figs are divided into two or three categories of sizes. The important but difficult stage of quality control is the next in the overall process. Experienced stuff check the figs one by one and choose the figs that meet the relevant standards for further consumption.
Once all the above steps have been completed, the product is ready for final processing and packaging. Syconia dried figs, as organic products are washed at high temperature and then packed in vacuum packages.
Did you know that figs are fertilized in June using male figs?
We collect wild figs in which there are flies. The wild figs are put on each fig tree and the flies coming out of the wild figs carry pollen with them. The flies enter the other figs of our trees and fertilize them in this way. The process of figs fertilizing is another proof of nature’s greatness!