Last year, Azerbaijan increased the sale of persimmon by 17.5% YoY, the Chairman of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Persimmon, Gadir Yusifov, reported.
In 2017, Azerbaijan sold persimmons for a total amount of $97 million. In 2018, the cultivation reached $114 million, which indicated an increase of 17.5%.
Azerbaijani persimmon is mainly exported to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates, Yusifov said.
“Now there are 4,000 tons of products in the country, which will be exported in the next 15 days,” he added.
Azerbaijan is one of the major producers and exporters of persimmon and has a great potential in this field.
The Shaki-Zagatala, Guba-Khachmaz, Ganja-Gazakh, Aran zones – and in recent decades – Absheron gardens are popular for persimmon growing. Currently, the total area allocated for persimmon production in the regions is about 850 hectares. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)