Harvesting about to start
Harvesting starts in August and continues through to October in Bushehr. Growers reckon that they will harvest around 46,000 mt of fresh dates and 9,000 mt of dried dates. Producers have high hopes this year as the World Cup is expected to boost sales. Suppliers have already issued offers for Zahedi, Piarom and Kabkab dates to potential customers in Qatar. Downside, however, is that drought has impacted quality.
Although new palm trees that have been planted and grown in recent years will partially offset any loses caused by drought