The head of Agriculture Center in Surmaq and its suburbs, stating that Abadeh city has more than 300 hectares of pistachio orchards, said: the average yield of pistachio orchards is one to one and a half tons of dry produce.Muhammad Hussein Khosravi
In order to change the cultivation pattern, development of economic crops, valuable and low water, in the last ten years with the active participation of farmers more than 300 hectares of pistachio orchards have been built and the area under cultivation of pistachio orchards in the city is now 310 hectares.
He added: The construction of pistachio orchards, according to the climate of Abadeh city and the need for pistachio cooling and other physiological conditions of the plant, began in 1390 in the area of this center.
Khosravi continued: while in 1393 the area under pistachio cultivation in the city was forty hectares, now this area has reached 310 hectares. Referring to the quality of pistachios produced,
Khosravi said: “The pistachios produced in this city have a high quality due to the very favorable climatic conditions of the region and the low use of pesticides and fertilizers, so that it can be called an organic product.” He said that Akbari and Ahmad Aghaei are the main cultivars of pistachio in Abadeh city, adding: the average yield of pistachio orchards is one to one and a half tons of dry produce.