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Discovering Iran Farm, Forestry & Fishing

A list of amazing and unique things to do in Iran to inspire you to travel to Iran. Read our guide to the most unique and standout experiences of visiting Saffron/Pistachio/Grape/Pomegranate/Caviar/Damask Rose farms & festivals through your trip in Iran. Hope to find the information helpful!

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The wide range of temperature fluctuation in different parts of the country and the multiplicity of climatic zones make it possible to cultivate a diverse variety of crops, including cereals (wheat, barley, rice, and corn [maize]), fruits (dates, figs, pomegranates, melons, and grapes), vegetables, cotton, sugar beets and sugarcane, nuts, olives, spices, tea, tobacco, and medicinal herbs.

Pistachio Farm

There is no doubt that Iranian pistachio has the best taste and maximum nutrition. The special climate of Kerman province is the only best place for growing pistachios.

Iranian pistachios offer various advantages that set them apart from other types of pistachio in the world.Presently Iran accounts for more than 50 percent of global pistachio production.Kal pistachio is popular among pistachio buyers because of green and high quality kernel it has. August to September is the best time for pistachio harvest in Iran.

Grape Farm

Grape is one of very popular crops in the world.Iran ranks the world’s eighth biggest producer of the fruit. The provinces of Kurdistan, Qazvin, North Khorasan as well as East and West Azerbaijan are the main producers of grapes in Iran.The northwestern province of Qazvin is one of the cultivated regions of Iran.Each September, Qavzin and its neighboring city, Takestan, host grape festivals which include folk music performances.“Shaanadir Bayrami” is an ancient ritual that holds the grape harvest in Urmia and dates back to a thousand years. Best time to harvest grape in Iran is September.

Saffron Farm

Iran is the world’s largest producer and exporter of the ingredient staple used to flavor food and pastries, with further application in medicine and cosmetics. First harvest of the reddish, aromatic plant dates back to 3,000 years ago in Iran. Iran while the most expensive spice of the world is planted in four corners of the countryIran’s Razavi Khorasan (Torbat Heydarieh) and South Khorasan provinces with 78 and 18 percent are among top saffron producers followed by Kerman, North Khorasan, Fars(Istahban county), Isfahan(Natanz county) and Hamedan.Mid-Oct is the best time to harvest Saffron in Iran.

Pomegranate Farm

The pomegranate is thought to have been first cultivated 5–6,000 years ago and is native to the regions from Iran.Iran is the largest, producing around 28% of global production.In Paveh county, Kermanshah province, an attractive festival celebrating harvest season of pomegranate trees . This festival attracts a large number of tourists in Nov. Kurdish people celebrating the Pomegranate Festival. The Pomegranates from here are among the best in the world.

Caviar Farm

Iranian caviar has a fantastic reputation all around the world. Today, Iranian caviar comes from the northern Gilan, Mazandaran, and Golestan provinces bordering the Caspian Sea. Iran is the world’s biggest exporter of this luxury food.

Damask Rose Farm

Damask rose, the national flower of Iran, is native to the Middle East.Harvesting is done mostly by hand in Apr-May and is the time that rose bushes blossom in Kashan. Golab Giri (Rose water distillation festival ) starts after picking the Mohammadi Rose’s bloom of the vast Rose gardens in Kashan. The traditional ceremony attracts a great number of people from around the country and tourists to Kashan, Qamsar, Niasar and other neighborhood cities.

Regards

Iran Travel Explorer Team

Edited: 13 June 2018, 16:54