The Kymi fig is a unique product recognized by the European Union as a product with Protected Designation of Origin. It is produced exclusively in Kymi's Prefecture of Evia, which has over 25,000 fig trees of the local variety.
The characteristics of the fruit are obtained via a production involving a traditional and unique way of drying, not found anywhere else in the world. Totally organic and natural, the production process starts in the first ten days of August and ends around mid- September. The fruits are collected in an ultra - mature state by hand, carefully opened and placed in
wooden crates and then, after they have been dried naturally in the sun, are placed together, "hugging", creating what locals call "askada". This results in a distinct flavour, hiding the myth inside.