Photos: Iran’s Harvesting dates

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SHAFAQNA:  A sweet fruit which is common in North Africa and West Asia, is called Date and it grows on a date palm.

There are different kinds of dates such as Piarom, Mazafati, Gantar, Estemaran, Zahedi, Barhi, etc., which grow in southern regions of Iran. This sweet fruit has many health benefits including strengthening of bones, treatment of intestine diseases, anaemia treatment, allergy treatment, increasing energy, keeping nervous system and heart healthy, diarrhoea treatment, preventing from stomach cancer, etc. Harvest time of dates is between the end days of June and September.

Mazafati dates are harvested three times and after determining the quality of dates, they will be sent to markets and cool stores.

Packing the dates is done by women in Bam County of Kerman province.

Many villagers of Khanafereh Village, emigrated to cities because of severe droughts.

Palm dates in Shaverdi Village of Shadegan County have died because of severe droughts and water shortage. Date producers in this village did not manage to have any production this year.

Harvesting dates in Khorramshahr County of Khuzestan province

Saltiness of water and severe drought in Shadegan County of Khuzestan province have caused the quality of dates to be reduced. The production has been cut by 15 percent in this county.

Date harvesting in Bushehr province

Women who live in Bam County of Kerman province help their husbands in harvesting dates.

Children also help in harvesting dates in Bam County of Kerman province.

Since the quality of dates has been reduced, much of the dates are used for farm animals.

Since the quality of dates has been reduced, it caused damages to date producers.

Saltiness of water and drought in Khorramshahr County of Khuzestan province have caused the quality of dates to be affected and much of the harvest to be used for farm animals.

The villagers in Khorramshahr County did not receive any money in insurance for the damages to their date palms.

Harvesting dates is done by men in a traditional way.

Harvesting dates is done by men in a traditional way.

Khorramshahr County produces eight thousand tons of dates every year, but this year the production has been cut by 50 percent.

Harvesting dates is done by men in a traditional way

This is the Khanafereh village of Shadegan County, Khuzestan province. Its people are date producers and farmers, but they severely suffer from water shortage and its saltiness.

The extent of date palms is 3700 hectares in Khorramshahr County of Khuzestan province in which 2100 hectares are fruitful palms and 1600 hectares are palms which have not yielded dates yet.

Harvesting dates in southern regions of Iran

Date production in Mohrezi village of Khorramshahr County has been cut by 60 percent due to saltiness of water.

Harvesting dates in Baq-dasht village of Bam County, Kerman province

This is the Khanafereh village of Shadegan County, Khuzestan province. Its people are date producers and farmers, but they severely suffer from water shortage and its saltiness.

Harvesting dates began in the beginning of September in Shadegan County and will continue until the first days of October.

Harvesting dates in Khanafereh village of Shadegan County, Khuzestan province

Harvesting dates began in the beginning of September in Shadegan County and will continue until the first days of October.

Harvesting dates in Khorramshahr County of Khuzestan province

Harvesting dates began in the beginning of September in Shadegan County and will continue until the first days of October.

Harvesting dates began in the beginning of September in Shadegan County and will continue until the first days of October.

Harvesting dates is done by men in a traditional way.

The profit of date palms is much less than its difficulty in harvesting them.

In the extreme heat of summer, gathering the dates starts at dawn.

Shaking the date palm is another way to gather the harvest.

To harvest dates, a person uses a special belt for climbing up the date palm.

Baq-dasht village is located in south-west of Bam County, Kerman province. It has been turned into a tourist spot with its green fields.

This is the Khanafereh village of Shadegan County, Khuzestan province. Its people are date producers and farmers, but they severely suffer from water shortage and its saltiness.

Date palms of Keman province

Date palms are similar to humans in some ways. It reaches puberty in 16 then yields dates and if the head of a date palm is cut, it will die.

Bushehr province is one of the biggest date producers of Iran. The amount of date harvest is more than 170 thousand tons each year in this province. Date producers export some part of their crops to other cities or countries. The rest of them are sold by the producer near the roads, for example.

Salty water and drought have caused many date palms to no longer yield dates

There are lots of date palms in Bam County of Kerman province.

 

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