Jun 28, 2022
TEHRAN. While saffron originates in Qaen and Birjand counties in Iran’s South Khorasan province, drought caused production to shift further north in the last fifty years. Growers now mainly produce the spice in the Kohrasan Razavi province, mainly in Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Zaveh and Mahvelat counties. Climate change does not, however, take the sole blame.