Deputy Head of Improvement of Herbal Products of Hormozgan Agricultural Jihad, in an interview with Isna Reporter, said that the export of Hormozgan Pyramat dates from the beginning of the year has increased by 12%.
Seyyed Hassan Hosseini said that since the beginning of the year, 460 tons of pyramid dates have been issued, the best-priced and most expensive dates in the world have been exported. Pearl dates, known as chocolate dates, have a lot of fans in the domestic and foreign markets due to their dryness and long-term maintenance.
Hosseini added: "The cultivation area, proper marketing and packaging quality are the cause of increasing the export of Pyraman dates." Of the 2,500 hectares of Virami palm trees in Hajiabad, 70% of it is equivalent to 6,000 tonnes annually to the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, France, Russia, Armenia, Tajikistan and Central Asia.
He said: Hajiabad city in northern Hormozgan with warm and dry climate is the only cultivation area of Pyram in Iran and Hormozgan. In Hormozgan, 50 date cultivars are produced, including 10 kinds of mozargan, yellow, mazahati, creete, khanezi, al-mehtari, zark, khani, helili, and export. Iran is the second-largest date exporter in the world after Tunisia.
According to him, Hormozgan with an annual harvest of 148 thousand tons of dates from 38 thousand hectares has the fourth place and the third place of cultivation. The date harvest begins in Hormozgan with the dates of May Day, and ends with the harvest of Piram in November. Per capita dates are 12 kg in Hormuzgan, 14 in the world and 10 kg in the world.