A total of 748,000 tons of tropical and sub-tropical fruits worth $528 million were exported from Iran in the last fiscal year (March 2021-22), according to director general of the Agriculture Ministry’s Tropical and Sub-Tropical Fruits Department. “Production stood at 9 million tons. We estimate that this year [started March 21] yields will reach 9.3 million tons,” Zahra Jalili-Moqaddam stated.
In the Iranian provinces of Hormozgan, Sistan-Baluchestan and Kerman, citrus fruits, dates, pomegranates, figs and kiwis are the main tropical and sub-tropical fruits produced. The tropical fruits cultivated in these southern provinces include mangoes, bananas, guavas and papayas.