Preservation of the Shah Wali Kot Dried Yellow Fig Afghanistan Info

Type: Communities

Convivium leader / spoke person: Ghulam Rasoul Samadi

The yellow fig from the shah wali kot district of Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan (Ark of Taste product) is indigenous variety that can be eaten fresh or dried. Generally, it is a fig variety used for drying purpose. This variety is only growing in Shah Wali Kot district with limited quantities. After repining, the figs are half dried on the tree and picked by hand and flatted still 50% fresh. Then, a hole is made in the middle of the fruit which is strung with bamboo string and dried under sun naturally. This fig is known for its excellent aroma and sweet flavor. As this variety growning in Shah Wali Kot district only, the main purpose of this community is to protect the variety and natural drying of the fig. The yellow fig is the cultural fruit of Shah Wali kot district people.

Shah Wali Kot