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Pistachios: crop damage drives up prices

August 17, 2022 at 4:41 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MAHVELAT. The prospect of a lower production this year and dwindling stocks on the world market have caused the prices of Iranian pistachios to rise markedly. Market players, meanwhile, are calling for a more comprehensive production process in the growing regions.

Mahvelat at the top

Since the beginning of the month, pistachios have been harvested in Khorasan Razavi. The main production centre is Mahvelat; 19,300 ha of pistachio trees are grown in the region, accounting for 53% of the total crop in Khorasan Razavi and 7% of the Iranian crop. The varieties primarily grown are Badami and Fandoghi pistachios, in addition to Akbari, Ahmad Aghaei and Kale Ghuchi. Pistachio production plays a major role for Mahvelat, but Iranian market players are calling for the process to become more comprehensive and extend to processing rather

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