Dried Fruit

Dried figs: harvest starts early in Iran

August 23, 2021 12:47 PM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

TEHRAN. In Iran, the harvest for dried fig production has started earlier than usual. Meanwhile, export prices are showing significant declines.

Farmers prefer dried figs

The province of Fars is the largest producer of dried figs in Iran. The towns of Estahban and Neyriz play a particularly important role in production. In Estahban, the harvest has started earlier than usual this year. The acreage is 24,000 ha and market players reckon that about 10,500 mt of figs can be harvested. Harvesting for fresh figs traditionally starts as early as July, but as these have to meet complicated storage conditions, growers usually prefer dried figs, which can easily be stored for several months.

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
Sep 24, 2021
BANDAR BUSHEHR. Date harvesting started around 10 days early in some parts of Iran’s Bushehr Province due to hot weather. Exports form the province are expected to climb to 30,000 mt this year, despite economic problems and difficulties with Iraq and Afghanistan. Things are, however, less encouraging on the national level as the balance between supply and demand has been disrupted.
Dried Fruit
Sep 23, 2021
TEHRAN. The harvest in Iran is about to start and will last until the beginning of December. Some farmers in the province of South Khorasan are increasingly struggling with pest infestations this season, partly due to the severe drought.
Dried Fruit
Sep 22, 2021
AYDIN. Prices for dried figs have continued to rise on the Turkish market and the first exporters are withdrawing. The rumours that are currently circulating do not bode well.
Dried Fruit
Sep 21, 2021
MALATYA. Last week, market players were still hoping for an end to the price rally - and are now disappointed, as apricot prices continue to rise. Exporters are facing massive problems as a result.