TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran producing one fourth of the world’s pomegranate.
3.500.000 tons of pomegranate is produced in the world annually, 950.000 tons of which belong to Iran.
European countries import 260.000 tons of pomegranate annually. Iran is the first producer of the fruit in the world.
It is expected that Iran could establish centers for processing and carrying out research to boost the pomegranate quality after the harvest.
Most of Iran’s pomegranate are produced respectively in Fars Province, southern Iran, and Markazi Province, central Iran.
Iran also plans to use organic material and hormones which prevent breaks in the fruit and help improve its quality and pollination process.