The director of Agricultural organization of Khoshab told IRNA on Tuesday:
“This city with 12,100 hectares of pistachio orchards is one of the centers of production of this product in Khorasan Razavi.
Ebrahim Rudsarabi added: “Heavy rains and suitable weather conditions this year increased the yield per unit area, so that about four tons of crop were produced per hectare of fragrant pistachio orchards.”Referring to the activities of 17 pistachio processing units in Khoshab city, he continued: This city has a lot of employment-generating capacity in the field of agriculture, especially pistachio production.
The director of Khoshab Agricultural Jihad said: The predominant cultivars of pistachio cultivated in Khoshab include hazelnut, Koleghoochi, Akbari, Badami Sefid, Ouhadi and Abbas Ali, among which the last three cultivars are the earliest cultivars.
Khoshab city with 36,000 hectares of fields and gardens, 225 deep and semi-deep wells, 265 aqueducts and two permanent rivers is one of the agricultural hubs in western Khorasan Razavi.Sultanabad, the center of the 38,000-strong city of Khoshab, is located 175 km west of Mashhad.