Purandar Fig – India Special Covers 2022

A Special Cover was released in Pune on 11 Oct 2022 on Purandar Fig. It has a GI Tag no 500.

Purandar fig is bell-shaped, larger in size than other varieties, has a distinctive violet skin colour that differentiates itself from other varieties, has about 80 percent pulp, is deliciously sweet to taste and remains on the tongue for a long time, has low acidity and high TSS (Total soluble sugar). The fig is also weighty because of the high pulp content which is useful for fruit processing. Purandar fig was awarded the Geographical Indication Tag (GI) in 2016.