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Mozafati Dates

Mozafati dates, also known as Kimia Dates and Bam dates (after the region in which the most delicious dates of this kind are grown), are one of the many different kinds of Iranian date fruit. They are perhaps the most popular, well-known variety of date; it is estimated that Mozafati dates account for 20% of Iran’s total export of dates. With a unique taste, they are considered to be one of the most delicious of all date varieties.

History: Mozafati date production primarily occurs in Bam city, Kerman province. This is the most place most associated with the production of high quality Mozafati dates. The Bam region has around 28,000 hectares of land dedicated to the harvesting Mozafati dates, 5,000 hectres of which is reserved for young palm trees.

Description: Mozafati dates are dark, soft, fleshy, sweet and succulent. They are a medium sized date, typically around 2.5-4.5cm, and have a relatively high moisture content of 32-35%. They are best consumed as fresh dates.

Grown in: Southern Iran (mainly in Bam, Jiroft, Kahnuj, Nikshahr Saravan, Haji Abad and Iranshahr).

Harvesting period: August – October. The Mozafati is fully ripe at the end of the date season.

Production: Mozafati dates are one major species of fresh date and have a huge annual yield. It is estimated that 120,000 tons of the Mozafati dates are harvested annually. Primarily, this variety of date is consumed in domestic markets, but due to increased production in recent years, steps have been taken towards exporting also. Order Now

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