West Azarbaijan standing first in apple production

West Azarbaijan standing first in apple production...
irna.ir 10/10/2014 Cuisine

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West Azarbaijan standing first in apple production
Mahabad, West Azarbaijan Prov., Oct 9, IRNA – Horticulture Director of West Azarbaijan Agriculture Jihad Department said fruit growers of the province by producing over 930,000 tons of apples ranked first in the country this year.
Aziz Amani told IRNA that the amount of apples produced in West Azarbaijan is one third of the total apples produced in the country.
Putting the total amount of apple production in the country at over 3 million tons annually, he said given that the province produced the largest amount of apples it stands first in the country in this regard.
He further remarked that out of 120 thousand hectares of land under cultivation over half or about 62 thousand hectares are allocated to apple trees.
Amani said the largest apple orchards are located in the city of Orumiyeh with 22 thousand hectares which is followed by Salmas with 9 thousand hectares and Mahabad with 8 thousands hectares.
The official said the apple produced in the province is mainly of ‘red’ and ‘golden’ types and due to its high quality and capability of being stored and transported is one of the major export items in West Azarbaijan.
The Agriculture Jihad Department has plans underway for export of apples to the Persian Gulf littoral states and CIS countries.
---Mahabad, West Azarbaijan Prov., Oct 9, IRNA – Horticulture Director of West Azarbaijan Agriculture Jihad Department said fruit growers of the province by producing over 930,000 tons of apples ranked first in the country this year.---
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