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Figs (Ficus Carica L.): cultivation method and production based in Malaysia

Kamaruddin, Shamin Shazwan and Shahari, Rozilawati and Che Amri, Che Nurul Aini and Tajudin, Nur Shuhada (2019) Figs (Ficus Carica L.): cultivation method and production based in Malaysia. Engineering Heritage Journal, 3 (2). pp. 6-8. ISSN 2521-0904 E-ISSN 2521-0440

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Abstract

Ficus (Moraceae) is a tree or shrub natively originated from East Asia countries such as Middle East and Turkey. However, determination of the most suitable cultivation method in Malaysia has becoming one of the major concerns in figs industry. This is because figs can be easily found in cold and temperate regions compared to the equator regions. Therefore, this paper will discuss on the method of figs cultivation and its production based on the market demands in Malaysia. Simple propagation methods such as cutting, and layering are the most recommended method used for cultivating the fig trees. As for the production, figs are mainly processed as food such as jam, tea, dipping sauce, spaghetti sauce and dried processed food or available fresh. It is also used in traditional medicine as it is claimed to be good remedies in treating severe health problem such reducing blood sugar level and gastrointestinal problem.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7293/75639
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fig, Cultivation, Production.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Rozilawati Shahari
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 09:54
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 09:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75639

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