Pistachios and Saffron

Iran is famous for many things, for example for delicious food and exotic spices. Two of the famous things you can see in our region are pistachios and saffron, both locally cultivated here.


For pistachios the biggest cultivation of the world is here in my local region. If you come in September, this is the time where the pistachios are harvested and if you like, we can go and visit the pistachio plantations together.



Iran is also the biggest producer of saffron and the saffron is harvested on only 15 days a year in October. If you are lucky to come in that period, you can experience and see how people cut and collect the flowers from the fields and clean them afterwards. You have the opportunity to get involved in the action as well.