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Raisins: production prospects could be better

September 3, 2021 11:17 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Harvesting is well underway in Iran. Growers started picking grapes in Qazvin province in mid-August. Traders reckon that more than 350,000 mt of grapes will be harvested here, of which around 60-70% are turned into raisins. Harvesting is also about to start in Malayer County in Hamadan Province. Prospects are, however, not entirely good.

Frost, rain and heat damage vineyards in Malayer

Mainly white seedless grapes are grown in Qazvin Province. Around 80-85 mt of grapes are harvested in each orchard on average. Most grapes and raisins are produced in Takestan County, where harvesting started in late August. Around 200,000 mt of grapes are expected to be harvested here, of which 30,000-35,000 mt will be processed into raisins. Frost, off-season rain and heat have, however, caused severe damages to the vineyards.

Harvesting is also about to start in Malayer in Hamedan, where grape production is

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