Long Pistachio


Akbari Pistachio

The most favorable and commercial type of pistachio harvested in Iran is Akbari, which is more elaborate than “Ahmad Aghaei pistachios”, “Round and Jumbo pistachio” and has higher commercial value.

This type is generally well cultivated in Rafsanjan and Kerman. But it is also cultivable in other Iranian cities. In addition to Rafsanjan and Kerman, this type grows in the cities and provinces of Qazvin, Ardakan, Yazd, Khor and Biabank of Isfahan and Qom.

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The pistachio tree is a form that requires a lot of winter cold and is resistant to the cold. The tree’s is less planted in the tropics and if it is planted it is not as cold as the pistachio.

Ground conditions, type of irrigation, and length of cold play a major role in the growth and development of the Iranian Pistachios.

The pistachio tree blooms later than any other pistachio tree, so it grows later and unlike most specimens that are ready to be harvested in early September to mid-September, the Akbari sample should usually be harvested at the end of September.

Akbari are more difficult to produce than other types, and the pistachio tree needs much more care. Because it is ready to be harvested later and may heat up if inadequate attention is also susceptible to pest.

Akbari Pistachio tree profile:

This type has a moderate growth potential and a widespread habit of growth. the crown width is 380 cm (wide width) and tree height is 297 cm (average height).

The flowering date is 21th April and, end of flowering on 26th April. The flowering period is 11 days.

It can be harvested in September.

Akbari Pistachio fruit profile:

The shape of the fruit is almond-like and rectangular, skin color is dark cream.

  • The fresh weight of the fruit with green skin is about 4.8 g.
  • Green without skin weight 29/80 g
  • Dry weight 0.75 g to 1/45 g
  • Dry length 12,22 mm

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This type of pistachio is hardly able to obtain valid EU standard certificates.

Because the most important issue for EU countries is health standards, and the most difficult is the aflatoxin certification, and since Akbari pistachios remain more on the tree than other pistachios until they are harvested and the last days of the harvest season, most Aflatoxin pests are absorbed by this type of pistachio. At the same time, its export is a good option for the Indian and Arab markets.

Akbari Pistachio and Export

Domestic and foreign customers of this type of pistachio are very high. And more than 80% of Iran’s Akbari is exported. Akbari is also called luxury pistachio and is higher in price than other pistachios.

Badami Pistachio

The Badami pistachio has a fairly elongated appearance and resembles almond. This is the main reason why this type of pistachio is named.
This type grown in Zarand County of Kerman Province. It is also cultivated in other cities such as Ardakan in Yazd province.
Badami is a type of long pistachio Iran and is very similar to Ahmad Aghaei pistachio. Ahmad Aghaei pistachio is one of the largest types of pistachios in Iran and has a good field for export.

Badami Pistachio tree profile

This model has high growth power. Tree height is 351 cm and the canopy is 356 cm.
Flowering starts at April 19th, flowering period is April 26th and flowering period is 9 days.

Badami Pistachio fruit profile

The fresh weight of the fruit with green skin was 1.91 g (the lowest weight among other pistachio varieties),

  • Dry weight 0.806 g
  • Length 18.58 mm
  • Width 10.78 mm

Properties of Badami Pistachio

  1. More tolerance of this type against salinity, drought and pistachio psyllids; This has a great impact on reducing production costs.
  2. Production potential in this type is very high
  3. Early ripening of this type, which provides a good ground for sale as fresh food.

Badami Pistachio and Export

  • European market
    For Iranian pistachios, the rules have been strictly enforced. These include the Aflatoxin Test Certificate, which must be meticulous and meticulous.
  • Asian market
    As well as Europeans, the Asians are now calling for this exact test.
  • African market
    Working with this market is not that serious but our pistachios are exported there.
  • America market
    The US is lower than Iranian pistachios. But Canada is seriously buying Iranian pistachios.

Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio

Ahmad Aghaie is one of the great and delicious iranian pistachio.  This type of is produced in Mashhad, Fars and Kerman but most of it belongs to Rafsanjan and Nogh.

It is usually used for making pistachio slices because of the length of this type.

Ahmad Aghaei’s pistachio is smaller than the Akbari pistachio and larger than the Jumbo pistachio. Due to its delicious brain and good size, it is widely used in luxury nuts.

Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio tree Profile

It has moderate to wide growth potential. Tree height is 309 cm (medium height) and tree canopy width is 394 cm. Flowering date is 10thApril and flowering stage is 16thApril and flowering period is 13 days.

Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio fruit Profile

Green skin color when ripe red fruit ripens, fresh weight of fruit with green skin is 56/89 grams. Fresh weight of non-green skin was 34.74 g, Dry weight 1.22 g, green skin weight 22.22 (highest green weight among cultivars), Length 20.48 mm, Width 12.62 mm .

This type of pistachio is rectangular and the core is purple and the shell is light white.

Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio Price and Export

Usually at the time of sorting, this type are sorted based on the percentage of smiles, the size, and the type and appearance. The same factors are involved in determining the initial price of Long pistachio. In addition, the type of pistachio processing and its preparation is also involved in the price of pistachio Ahmad Aghaei.
A large percentage of this type is sold domestically and a greater percentage is sold worldwide. Many countries in the region, European and American countries, strongly demand this kind of Iran pistachio.

Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, along with some other countries, are the main buyers of Iran’s Long pistachio.

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