According to the information center of the Ministry of
Jihad-Agriculture, quoted by IRNA, deputy of horticulture of the Ministry,
dates festival in Bafq said that: in terms of date production, Iran ranks 2nd
Mr. Tahmasbi, then pointed out the fertile soil of date land
in Egypt and stated that: Egypt harvests 20 tons of date per hectare.
Mr. Tahmasbi expressed that the mean value of date production per hectare is
about 6.1 tons, and told: date production in Iran is 6 tons per hectare.
He also described
Iran as the origin and habitat of the palm tree and stated that: Iran has the
most varieties of date production. Deputy Minister of Jihad-Agriculture stated
that Yazd province has more than 2000 hectares of fertile palm, and added that:
85 percent of fertile palm trees are located in Bafq city.