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Figs Grow as Winter Heatwave Rages on in Greece

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Figs, an iconic summertime fruit in Greece, have begun to grow again near the city of Nafplio in the Peloponnese, flourishing in this winter’s record-breaking high temperatures.

With weather so warm that Greeks have been flocking to the beach in January, the country has an air of summertime.

Temperatures in the country climbed to 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in areas of the Greek mainland this weekend, while northern Crete saw toasty temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit).

Fig trees thrive in Greece’s climate, which reaches sultry temperatures in the summer months and can be quite cold in the wintertime.

Ripening under the heat of the summer sun, sugary-sweet figs are at their best during the peak months of the Mediterranean summer.

As they are quite hardy, fig trees survive throughout Greece’s winter normally. When temperatures dip below 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit), the trees shed their leaves and bear no fruit.

This winter’s heatwave, however, has changed the tree’s fruit-bearing cycle, and has caused many leafless fig trees to start bearing fruit!

According to Greece’s METEO weather service, January’s temperatures are as much as 15 degrees Celsius higher than normal for this season, which is traditionally the coldest time of the year.

The hottest temperature ever to be recorded in January in Greece was 30.4 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

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