Tabriz – IRNA – The head of the East Azerbaijan Agriculture Organization said:
“According to estimates, 355 tons of pistachios are produced in the province this year and 100% of it is consumed fresh.”
In an interview with IRNA on Saturday, Akbar Fathi said that pistachio cultivation is new in East Azerbaijan:
“Only 2 tenths of a percent of the country’s pistachio orchards, equivalent to about 1,036 hectares, are in East Azerbaijan.”Lands under pistachio cultivation in Azerbaijan Iran
The pistachio production cultivars available in Ahmad Aghaei, Akbari, Koleghoochi, Shahpasand, Rizqazvin, Zarand Kerman and other native cultivars are in the province.The head of the East Azerbaijan Agriculture Organization said:
“Out of the total pistachio orchards of East Azerbaijan, 428 hectares are fertile and 808 hectares are infertile, and the highest area of pistachio cultivation in the province is in the city of Osko.”Fathi continued: Marand, Azarshahr and Shabestar counties are also in the next ranks of lands under pistachio trees in East Azerbaijan.
He also said: “Pistachio is the best option to improve the cultivation pattern in East Azerbaijan as a catchment area of Lake Urmia due to its low and average water requirement, which is 4,500 cubic meters per hectare.”