Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.21
By Elnur Baghishov, Leman Zeynalova - Trend:
Around 250,164 tons of harvest has been taken from gardens covering an area of more than 33,000 hectares in Iran’s Kermanshah province since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year, said Rza Zarei, Director of the Gardening Department of Kermanshah Province Agricultural Organization.
He noted that the major part of harvest in the province accounted for apples, grapes, hazelnuts, citrus fruits, olives and etc., IRNA reported.
“Kermanshah province has a great potential for garden harvesting. Apple gardens cover an area of around 3,000 hectares, which yielded more than 40,000 tons of apples. Grape gardens cover an area of 9,314 hectares and around 98,000 tons of grapes have been harvested there during the reporting period,” said Zarei.
He went on to add that 23,000 tons of hazelnuts have been harvested from 8,965 hectares area, while 5,500 tons of citrus fruits were harvested from 1,308 hectares. “It is expected that this year, the citrus fruits harvest will reach 7,000 tons in the province.”
Zarei noted that more than 17,000 tons of olives and 2,580 tons of pomegranates have been harvested from 967 hectares and 896 hectares, respectively.
Other products of Kermanshah province are saffron, medicinal herbs, greenhouse products and mushrooms, he added.