Dates are one of the most famous souvenirs in the south of Kerman province which have various properties and types, including Mazafati, Kaloteh, rabbi and others. When it comes to quality Dates, everyone is suddenly reminded of Bam Dates, which are the best example of date in the country due to the good climate for the growth of high quality palms. Dates can be called another Kerman product that is being exported to other countries today.
Mazafati dates are the most famous type of dates that are sometimes mistakenly used for rotab. In fact, Rotab is the newly ripened fruit of the palm tree.
Mazafati dates are soft dates and are in high demand both domestically and internationally. The color of these dates is generally dark purple and black and has a very good fruit, nectar and taste.
These dates are cultivated in an area called Jiroft in Kerman. The unripe fruit of this date is red in color and is very similar in shape to the Mazafati date. These dates are always cultivated in the cities of Jiroft and Anbarabad. In these two areas, in addition to the dates of Kaloteh, Mazafati and Moradangi can be found to have good quality and are important commercial varieties. Kaloteh is a mid-range type that will enter the market in September.
Rabbi dates are one of the hot and dry dates in Iran, especially in Sistan and Baluchestan province and Kerman. One of the types of dates is Rabbi dates, which can be called semi-dry dates. Due to the characteristics of this type of dates, it can be stored at room temperature. It has a color palette in black that is dark and shiny.
The first thing that often comes to mind when hearing the name of southern Iran is the rich palm groves and delicious dates. The quality and taste of dates in southern Iran is world famous. Dates in Iran in general have a special place in exports. Dates are one of the strongest fruits for which many properties can be expressed, including a high percentage of glucose and sucrose, vitamins A, B, C, E and also a rich source of energy for the body. Many products are made from dates, including date juice, palm cheese, baked date kernels, date vinegar, and many other products, each of which has a unique taste. In the lands of Bandar Abbas, dates with excellent taste are cultivated, Hormozgan province has provided a proper condition for making dates due to the hot and dry climate. The dates of Bandar Abbas are very tasty with high-quality. The southern cities of Iran have a variety of dates, depending on the soil and climate, each city has its particular type of dates. Qeshm Island, like other southern cities, is an ideal place for growing dates due to its convenient geographical location. Qeshm has a kind of dry and sweet date. In Bushehr, many dates are cultivated, but the best and most famous of them is Kabkab. The Kabkab is a large date that is yellow-color at first, but when is ripen turn into brown-color. There is no specific place to buy it because it can be found everywhere in the city.