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pistachio harvest started from 7,326 hectares of orchards in this province and will continue until October.

Zahedan – IRNA – Horticulture director of Sistan and Baluchestan Agricultural Organization said:

Sistan and Baluchestan pistachios is being harvested

In an interview with IRNA on Monday, Ardeshir Shahraki stated: More than 12,000 hectares of orchards in Sistan and Baluchestan are dedicated to pistachio cultivation, of which 7,326 hectares are fertile and the rest are infertile.

Sistan and Baluchestan pistachios and varieties

He continued: Koleghoochi, Ouhadi, Akbari, Badami and Ahmad Aghaei are the main pistachio cultivars in Sistan and Baluchestan, which are cultivated in Khash and Zahedan counties.

The director of horticulture of Sistan and Baluchestan Agriculture Organization,

stating that 1,550 kg of crop will be harvested from each hectare of pistachio orchards in the province.

added: By the end of October, more than 11,000 tons of this crop will be harvested and sent to the market.

Referring to the quality of pistachios produced in Sistan and Baluchestan.

he said: “The pistachios produced in this province are of 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.

Shahraki said: Due to the good price of pistachios, the improvement, revitalization and construction of new orchards of this product in Sistan and Baluchestan is on the agenda, so that since last year, 1,869 hectares have been added to the pistachio orchards of the province.

“According to IRNA, Sistan and Baluchestan, with the production of the best and highest quality pistachios, is one of the most important production centers of this product in the country.

Due to the lack of processing and packaging workshops, pistachios with its production quality are in obscurity and inevitably closed.

Some are issued with the names of other regions of the country.

Due to its proximity to the equator and the use of sea moisture, this province has a great ability to produce tropical and subtropical and sometimes unique products such as mango, banana, papaya, guava, watermelon, pineapple, coconut, local olives, citrus and so on.

Agricultural production is common in Sistan and Baluchestan throughout the year and the lands of some areas of this province such as Nikshahr, Sarbaz, Iranshahr, Konarak and Chabahar can produce twice as much each year.

Source: IRNA

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