Drying Kytherian figs in the sun for winter time.
Updated: Nov 16
In Villa Lemonia all year long, we love to create from fresh fruits a variety of products. Kytherian figs are our land gift for us and our visitors. But as lovely as they are, freshly picked figs have a short shelf life, so it's a good idea to know what you want to use them for before you pick them. They only keep for a few days in the refrigerator.
Of course, you can eat figs straight from the tree, but you can also make them into various products such as fig compote, fig chutney or naturally dried figs.
For centuries, the tradition of drying fruit in the sun has been a way of preserving food for the long, cold winter, and it is still common practice in the Mediterranean countries and most of the Greek islands.
There are many different ways of drying figs, but doing so in the sun is one of the simplest.