Date fruit is grown on a Date palm tree, and it should be no surprise that they thrive only in hot dry climates. In the Old World, the near East and Africa are the regions where dates are grown in large quantities. In recent years Iran is one of the leading Countries in Date production in the world, with annual production of about 900000 metric tons. Date palm is grown mainly in South, South East, and South West of the Iran. There exists a good opportunity and a large potential for trade in this commodity in Iran. In areas where frosts do not occur the Date palm is the most characteristic representative of irrigation agriculture.
There are two main types of delicious and nutritious Iranian dates.
Fresh Date: with high moisture and plenty of sap, which need to be kept in refrigerator or freezer.
Date with low moisture which can be kept in cool place for long periods of time.