FIG (Ficus carica L.): A NEW FRUIT CROP IN BANGLADESH
An experiment was executed at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh to observe the performance of two exotic edible fig cultivars in Bangladesh. Indian and Egyptian fig cultivars are exploited on the experiment. Both of the fig cultivars performed very well in the climatic condition of Bangladesh. Egyptian fig provide 68.3 fruit/plant, fruit length (49.2 mm) and diameter (50.2 mm), fruit weight (46.2 g) and brix (13.1%). On the other hand, Indian fig provided 103.0 fruit/plant, fruit length (37.6 mm) and diameter (41.2 mm), fruit weight (35.8g) and brix (10.7%). So, it is possible to cultivate fig in Bangladesh.