Khoshab Khorasan Razavi
The director of Khoshab Agricultural Organization in Khorasan Razavi province said:
with the end of the harvest season, 28,000 tons of pistachios were harvested in this city, which is about 4,000 tons more than last year.
In an interview with IRNA on Sunday, Ebrahim Rudsarabi added:
“This year, 28,000 tons of pistachios were harvested from 7,200 hectares of fertile orchards in the city, which was 24,000 tons last year.”
He continued: “Heavy rains and suitable weather conditions this year led to an increase in yield per unit area, so that about four tons of produce was produced per hectare of fragrant pistachio orchards.”
The director of Agricultural Keshavarzi Khoshab said:
this city, with 12 thousand and 100 hectares of pistachio orchards, is ranked second in the province in terms of the area under cultivation of this product.
Referring to the activities of 17 pistachio processing units in Khoshab city, he added:
This city has a lot of employment-generating capacity in the field of agriculture, especially pistachio production.”Khorasan pistachios
Rudsarabi continued: The main cultivars of pistachio cultivated in Khoshab include hazelnut, Koleghoochi, Akbari, Badami Sefid, Ouhadi and Abbas Ali.
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.