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Saffron: crop in South Khorasan 15% smaller

October 26, 2022 at 3:11 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. In Iran, the saffron harvest is about to start and will run until the end of this year. Market players expect lower yields than last year in some regions. Meanwhile, export prices have dropped.

Crop declines

The Iranian province of South Khorasan is considered to be the cultivation region for the world's best saffron and enjoys particular popularity in Germany, Spain and countries in the Persian Gulf, among others, thanks to its high-quality aroma and strong colour. Market players expect saffron production in South Khorasan to reach 30 mt this year, which would be a 15% decline from the 34 mt produced last year. Traditionally, the saffron harvest here starts at the end of October and runs until the end of December. Global saffron production usual

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