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Pistachios: ambitions run high

September 20, 2021 9:52 AM, Der AUDITOR
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DAMGHAN. Although prospects are anything but encouraging for Iran’s pistachio production this year, there are some noted exceptions. In Dangham county in Semnan Province, fresh pistachio production is even expected to rise. Pistachio cultivation has a long tradition in the region dating back more than 1,000 years. The highly ambitious plan is to double production in the next four years.

Reaching for the stars

The market here prides itself of its knowledge and expertise in cultivating the nuts. Trouble, however, is that there are many old trees. Some are even earound 1000 years old. Of the 15,600 ha on which pistachios are cultivated, 1,000 ha are allocated to seedlings. Only 13,000 ha are, however, fruitful this year. Prospects are, nevertheless, quite encouraging as fresh pistachio production is expected to exceed 45,000 mt, which ranges well-above last year’s production of 25,000 mt prompted by adverse weather conditions. Harvesting started

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