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Raisins: low demand despite attractive prices

April 29, 2021 11:07 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. The Khorasan-Razavi province in the northeast of Iran is known for its green raisins, the centre of cultivation being the town of Quchan. There, 3,000 farmers cultivate…

… around 4,500 ha of vineyards. Around 12,000 mt of raisins are grown there, 35% of the grape crop is marketed as table grapes. Success or failure of the annual production here depends mainly on the weather in spring and autumn. Meanwhile, the Agricultural Organisation of the neighbouring North Khorasan Province reports that local raisin production is around 18,000-25,000 mt per year, of which 7,000-10,000 mt are of the Shirvan grape variety. The later the grapes are harvested, the more and better raisins can be produced. The first varieties are harveste

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