Economy, Domestic Economy

E. Azerbaijan Fruit Production

E. Azerbaijan Fruit ProductionE. Azerbaijan Fruit Production

More than one million tons of fruits are estimated to be produced in East Azerbaijan Province by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2016), said the head of Agricultural Jihad Organization of East Azerbaijan. “There are currently 96,000 hectares of orchards in the province. Fruit production in East Azerbaijan exceeds provincial demand and the surplus will be shipped to other provinces across the country,” IRNA quoted Karim Mehri as saying. Apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums and apples are the main fruits grown in this northwestern province.