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Spain: Good potential for pistachios in Castile-leon

Pistachios, with their characteristic flavour, unmistakable colour and crispy texture, are one of the new crops that are gaining ground in Castile-Leon. You need to be patient to see fruits, because it takes at least four years for the grafts of males and females to start procreating. But when they do ...

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Iran produces over 1.18m tons of nuts each year

Iran produces more than 1.18 million tons of different kinds of nuts every year, close to 800,000 tons of which are consumed domestically and the rest is exported, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture said. The official added that every year over 260,000 tons of pistachio, 160,000 tons of almonds, ...

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Turkey increases pistachio cultivation

Pistachio nuts are grown in 56 provinces in Turkey. The high returns from the nuts are pleasing growers and over the last few years, the amount of trees being planted has increased in all four corners of the country, but especially in the southeastern Anatolia region. In ...

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Exceptional Australian off-year pistachio crop

The majority of Australia's pistachio crop is grown along the Murray River in southern New South Wales, north-western Victoria, and South Australia. This year some growers are reporting the best "off-year" crop they have ever seen. Grower and processor Chris Joyce from Kyalite explains: "Pistachios are an ...

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Iran’s pistachio exports tripled in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year

The country exported over 25,200 tons of pistachio worth $208 million in the first six months of the current year, showing 315 percent and 310 percent rise in weight and value, respectively, compared to the same period of time in the previous year. Iran sold pistachio to 52 countries ...

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California’s 2015 pistachio crop could be down significantly

Early indications suggest 2015 may yield a poor harvest for California pistachio growers. A shortage of chilling hours is largely to blame though the drought is not without complicity in the matter. Growers cite a trifecta of chilling hours, water availability and water quality for what looks to be a poor ...

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Syrian pistachio production down 50 percent: Ministry

Syria, once one of the world’s top exporters of pistachios, said on Tuesday that production of the nuts has plunged 50 percent over the past year. The agriculture ministry said the slump was both the result of the ongoing conflict and ...

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Spain: Pistachio production to be promoted in Lleida

Cereals, fruit, olives or feed have been discarded in favour of pistachios, the chosen crop looking to break into the agricultural landscape of Lleida's plains. The Catalan Government is encouraging growers in the province of Lleida to introduce pistachio, promoting ...

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Iran fighting to hold pistachio position

Iran is still the biggest exporter of split-shelled pistachios and it asserted its position last year by selling more than $1.5 billion of pistachio nuts. China is the biggest customer, accounting for 50% of Iran’s pistachio nut sales. Other major ...

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