Askari grapes for exports
What you will read ...Iranian grape varietiesWhat is the specifications of Askari grapes?The quality of Iranian grapesPackaging grapes for exportThe foreign buyers of Iranian grapesExports of the Askari grapes from Iran
Grape farming in Iran started from 2000 B.C and continues till now. There are popular grapes varieties , like Askari grapes, that Iran is one of the biggest exporters for Askari grapes.
Grapes are grown in temperate climates across the world, including Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America. They are a wealth of health benefits due to their high nutrient and antioxidant contents. There are many types of grapes including green, red, black, yellow and pink which come in seeded and seedless forms.
Iranian grape varieties
Grapes have been an important part of the Iranian agriculture. Iran is the 11th biggest producer of grapes and the 3rd biggest exporter of raisins. There are more than 400 official varieties of grapes cultivated in different parts of the country.
There are more than 3million tons of grapes produced in Iran in over 310000hectares of land all over the country. Some of the most common varieties in Iran are red and Green seedless, Persian Pikami, Shahroud, and Askari grapes.
Qazvin is the biggest producer and exporter grapes in Iran , there are other states like Fars, Khorasan, and East Azerbaijan.
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What is the specifications of Askari grapes?
This variety of grapes is among the most popular varieties for fresh consumption and has a very unique quality. The grapes are long and a very light green, and are full of nutrients and benefits.
These grapes have a very thin and delicate skin which makes their sell by date a little bit shorter. The best cultivated of them in areas with warm and partly humid climates, and are harvested at the end of spring.
The quality of Iranian grapes
First of all, Iran is home to different varieties like Askari grapes. There are a whole bunch of seedless, and red and green grapes cultivated with a lot of different health benefits. Iranian grapes are also mostly grown in organic open farms.
These organic fruits are full of potassium, calcium, protein, and vitamins A, B, and C. There are a lot of medicinal benefits for these grapes such as for blood pressure, heart disease, constipation, and diabetes.
Packaging grapes for export
Most grape varieties have a very delicate skin and require special care, or they will otherwise reduce bruises during transportation. Packages must also protect the grapes from contact with fresh air. Having constant contacts with fresh air, consequently will shorten its lifetime.
These packages are made of plastic and cardboard and come in different sizes and capacities for different grape varieties.
The foreign buyers of Iranian grapes
Askari grapes are popular worldwide due to their quality and amazing taste. Countries like Russia, Iraq, and Syria are the biggest customers of these grapes.
There are also a lot of interest for them in the European Union countries. Shiraz and Kashmar produce these grapes on a commercial scale and are the biggest exporters of them, too. Farmers in Iran know about the popularity of these grapes worldwide, and are trying to increase their production.
Exports of the Askari grapes from Iran
These grapes are exported to foreign countries both fresh and also in the form of raisins. Iraq is the biggest importer of these grapes followed closely by Russia and United Arab Emirates.
Exporting grapes or raisins is the third most important non-oil export of Iran after carpets and pistachio nuts. Askari variety holds a special place among the Produced and exported Iranian grapes , its high quality and extraordinary taste. These grapes are popular and there are even customers for them in the European countries.