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Dates: optimistic suppliers

September 27, 2022 at 11:18 AM , Der AUDITOR
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AHVAZ. Disaster struck in Iran’s Khuzestan Province last year as only 12% of the Estamaran dates produced here could be exported marking a 50% slump in shipments. With harvesting in full swing suppliers are confident that things will improve this year.

Exports to improve

Local agricultural organisations report that the growers in Khuzestan started harvesting raw (Kharak) and semi-ripe (Rotab) dates at the beginning of September. Date harvesting will continue until mid-October. Khuzestan’s palm groves span an area of 42,900 ha, of which 36,700 ha are fertile and provide employment for more than 22,300 people. The growers here cultivate more than 75 different types of dates, of which the most important types are Estamaran, Barhi and Zahedi and Kabkab dates. Estamaran is the common name for Sayer dates. This se

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