The director general of the fodder and weaving products office of the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture, stating that this fall we will have more watermelon production than the same period last year, said: Last year, Yalda night watermelon was planted on 4,600 hectares, of which more than 150 One thousand tons of product was obtained.
He continued: This year’s Yalda night watermelon is bought at a price of 1700 to 1750 Tomans per kilogram on the ground, and at a price of 3 to 3500 Tomans per kilogram, it will be offered to consumers in the central fruit and vegetable market of Tehran. Adhere to health protocols and avoid periods, hold Yalda night ceremonies and help break the corona chain.
Asghari stated that the total amount of watermelon production in the 99-98 crop year was 3,700,000 tons and stated: Last crop year, the total area under watermelon cultivation was less than 100,000 hectares, which was nearly 10% less than in previous years. .
Asghari named the provinces of Fars, Khuzestan, southern Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and Hormozgan as the largest producers of watermelon during a crop year in the country.