Pistachio trees originally come from the Middle East, Persia (Iran), Syria, Turkey, and Greece where dry lands and desert climates are available. Pistachio trees have been cultivated for more than three thousands years. Persian high positioned desert regions with abundance of sunshine are ideal for growing pistachios. Some deserts located in the south of Iran such as in the Kerman province exceed two hundred thousands hectares with perfect soil for the growth of pistachio trees. Pistachio trees planted in orchards need approximately seven to ten years to reach maturity.
Between Iranian people pistachios are known as "Green Gold" and are considered as an important commodity in both nutritional and economical forms. Pistachios occupy a special place in the heart of every Iranian. Pistachios can be found in every Iranian household because they have become a part of the Iranian culture by bringing families together and are seen a delicacy being offered to a guest who may just drop in for a visit and a cup of tea.
As the Rasha pistachio company (RPC) is growing and producing Iranian pistachios, we have the ability to supply all type of pistachios and Kernels based on your enquiries and specifications.
Akbari belongs to the long type of Iranian pistachios, it is also known as the most expensive and exclusive type among all Iranian pistachios. One of the characteristics that differentiate this type to the other Iranian pistachios is the height of head and is equal in length. Akbari pistachios are available in different sizes: 20-22, 22-24, 24-26, and 26-28.
Ahmad Aghaei (AA) is also one of long type of Iranian pistachios and the characteristics of this type can be described as long shape but the lengths size is not always equal. This type Iranian pistachio is the most favorable type in eastern Asia in particular China also in India. AA pistachios are available in various sizes: 20-22, 22-24, 24-26, 26-28, 28-30, and 30-32.
Badami is another type of long Iranian pistachios, and in terms of length it is shorter than Ahmadaghaei, and particularly its kernel is very similar to almond. Badami pistachios are available in the following sizes: 22-24, 24-26, 26-28, 28-30, and 30-32.
This type of pistachio has round shape and its different than long pistachios, its length is shorter and smaller compared to other type of pistachios. Fandoghi pistachios are the first type in terms of exportation, due to being reasonable in price. Sirjan, where RPC is located at is recognized as the pivotal area where Fandoghi pistachios are growing. Fandoghi pistachios are available in the following sizes: 22-24, 24-26, 26-28, 28-30, 30-32, and 32-34.
This type of pistachio is one of the principles of traditional export products of Iran. Round pistachios are high in protein content and nutritional value. Pistachio has always been the prime non-oil export product of Iran.
Jumbo pistachios are larger and longer compared to round pistachios. Kallehgouchi pistachio has a long history in cultivation as its been growing for more than 4000 years. Jumbo pistachios are available in the following sizes: 18-20, 20-22, 22-24, 24-26, and 28-30.
The present distinguished excellent situation of Iranian Jumbo pistachio, is the result of Iranian farmers and growers perfect ability. Existing researches show, more than 70% of worlds’ total Jumbo pistachio production is in Iran which in some years touched a peak annual production of 300,000 m/t.
Closed shell pistachio
This type of Iranian pistachios is naturally closed and has not opened yet. Through process of shelling closed shell pistachios become to natural kernels through a mechanically procedure. All type of pistachios has closed shell type too and the yield kernels are 48-50%.
Approximately 15,000 tons of closed shell pistachios export to different areas of the world from Iran. The main market for this type of pistachio is the far east including countries such as: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and etc.