types of dates
MAZAFATI FRESH DATES
It is grown in southern Iran, mainly in Bam, Jiroft, Kahnuj (in Kerman province), Saravan, and Iranshahr (in Sistan-o-Baluchestan province). Mazafati Date is considered as the most delicious kind of Date fruits in the world. It is a dark, soft, fleshy and sweet date of medium size (2.5 to 4.5 cm), with a relatively high moisture content of between 32-35%; it varies depending on the time of harvest and the location of the grove. At a temperature of −5 degrees Celsius (23 °F) it can be kept for up to 2 years. This variety is the most common variety fresh Dates for snacking and table eating. As one of the largest growing regions of Mazafati Fresh Dates, Bam region has around 28000 Hectares of the lands under the harvest of mazafati date from which 5000 Hectares pertains to young palm trees. Approximately 120,000 tons of the date is being harvested from the land annually. Mazafati date palms can stay in production for over 60 years.
Kabkab Dates is round in size, and the color varies from light brown to dark brown. It is soft in nature with moisture under %18. Shelf Life at room temperature is about 1 year under interim fumigation. The dates is used in pitted or unpitted form. Harvest Time is Mid September. Kabkabs grow in Fars regions.
Zahedi Dates is one the dry varieties of the date in most regions of Iran, however, in some regions it is known as a semi-dried date. It is also called as Ghasab in some areas of Iran.The date is produced in Khuzestan, Fars, Booshehr and Kermanshah provinces, but the main production is in a region called Poshtkooh in Bushehr Province. the Date is dry fruit with yellow color ,meaty and so delicious which its moisture is less than other kinds of Date fruits. Zahedi Date is not sweet and because of this is suited for those who don’t like sweet taste. Zahedi Date is dry with moisture under 14%. Zahedi Date harvest time is in Mid September. It is Used pitted or unpitted for direct consumption or for industrial purposes.
This semi dried kind grows in hormozgan area. Color of this kind is dark brown and its taste is unique. Skin of piarom date is thin. Piarom date has a kind of sugar that suitable for diabetic people.
After Stamaran ,Shahani , Mazafati and Kabkab, rabbi Date is the most high quality Date in Iran.Rabbi Dates is kind of dates which are soft, dark brown in color and long in size. This date is semi-dried with moisture under %15. Shelf life is about one year at the room temperature under interim fumigation.
|Zahedi||Oct.||Short and Thick||Light Brown||65%|
|Kabkab||Sept.||Thick||Brown to Dark Brown||....|