The fig orchards of PETOURIS FIGS consist of four farms with a total area of 30 acres and all of them located in the area of Markopoulo, Attica. In our fig orchards we cultivate the two different varieties of protected geographical indication (PGI), the Royal figs and the Royal Black figs. Our trees are of different ages with the oldest dating back to 1965. Every year we try to promote the processes of planting new trees as well as the renewal of the old ones in order for our orchards to remain healthy and productive.
The fig (scientific. Ficus carica) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the genus Fig (Ficus) and the family Moreoidi. It is a woody tree very common in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean countries. Its cultivation was introduced in America in the 18th-19th century. It is the fig or fig of the ancients. It thrives in areas with warm and cool climate and at altitudes up to 1700m. Its fruits are eaten fresh or dried. The fig tree begins to bear fruit from the 4th or 5th year of its age and its yield gradually increases until the 15th year. From the 15th to the 30th year the yield of the trees is kept constant, while from the 30th to the 40th the fruiting is gradually reduced, but is maintained at cost-effective levels.