Iranian apple specifications

Iran apple has become very reputed in the Middle East and Europe in previous years because of good-value along with quality. First, let’s explore more about the varieties of Iran apple, Iranian apple specifications, Iranian apple seasons availability, and Iran apple benefits.

Apple, as one of the most reputed and flavorsome fruits of the world, has been consumed by millions of people because of its high nutrition and delicious taste. This is a mouth-watering snack!

The high apple demand in all corners of the world encouraged many Iranian companies to invest in apple cultivation as the air temperature and humidity in Iran is suitable for this industry. Hence Amoot Iranian Trading Company has become the biggest and most reputed Iran apple exporter with several apple gardens in East Azerbaijan, Khorasan, Tehran, Fars, and Isfahan Provinces of Iran.



First, we start with Iranian apple specifications. Iran apple is cultivated in various types which are different is size, inside and skin color, and taste:

  • Skin color: red, yellow, or green
  • Inside color: yellow or white
  • Size: small, medium, or large
  • Taste: sweet or sour
  • Acidity (PH): around 3~4
  • Shape: round
  • Skin texture: mixture of red & orange, green with very pale white spots, and many other forms  
  • Inside texture (consistency): crispy (stony), soft
  • Smell: natural aroma


Keep in mind that the best quality apple has all below characteristics:

  • Fresh
  • Well-formed
  • Fully grown
  • Firm and crispy
  • With no defects
  • With no nicks or bruises


Apple fruit composition in one medium-sized apple (roughly):

  • 95 calories
  • 0 gm fat
  • 1 gm protein
  • 25 gm carbohydrate
  • 19 gm sugar
  • 3 gm fiber


Amoot Iranian Trading Company is a full-service fruit supplier and distributor situated in Iran with several offices and representatives in Germany, UAE, and South Africa.

Iran apples along with other agricultural products (fruits and vegetables) are sold to Iran domestic and foreign markets by Amoot Iranian. High quality products are produced for all buyers’ needs. Apples are sorted and graded in Amoot so the purchasers can choose any size and quality of apple they need based on their preferences and their market demands.

Amoot has served many buyers from Germany, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Netherlands, UK, France, etc. At Amoot, we can help you create unique fruits’ packaging that represents your brand in a polished and professional manner.


In order to expand Amoot market share, we have been working hard to provide better products and full services for our customers. Therefore, we are ready to handle the exporting process by air, sea, or road too.

We will never stop improving ourselves so that we can provide the best quality Iran apple exporting to many European, African, and Asian countries.  


Variety of Iran apple

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How many types of Apple’s are there in Iran?

Generally, apples have around 7,500 varieties! However all these types of apples are not seen in the grocery stores of the world! Some of them are more famous and some produced rarely.

Let’s take a look at the most popular types of apple produced in Iran.


Yellow apple

Yellow apple also known as Golden Delicious and Lebanese apple has a bright yellow skin and a yellowish white inner color with a round shape and a smooth skin. This fresh-eating-apple has a unique taste and is rich in carotenoids and antioxidants, potassium, iron, and zinc. As yellow apples are sensitive and prone to bruising and shriveling, they should be stored and transported carefully. It is a favorite fruit to be added to salads and to make sauce and butter.


Red apple

Iran red apple with a sweet taste and a rich aroma is the most cultivated type of apple in Iran and almost in many other countries. This round apple has a red skin with a creamy white inner color. Both the soft and crispy texture of red apple is grown in Iran. Also some types of it have a light crispness texture. Red apples offer more calcium than other types of apples! They are good to add to fruit salads, quesadillas, and burgers.


Green apple

Green apple is known as French Apple too. Both sour and sweet green apples are cultivated in Iran. The green apple cultivation in Iran is not as old as red and yellow apple cultivation. Light green skins with a white inner color are the two main colors seen in this type of apple. The sour taste of green apples is preferred by the people who don’t like sweet fruits.

In addition to its delicious and slightly different taste, it has less sugar and carbs. Fiber, protein, potassium, iron, and vitamin K are more in green apples compared with red and yellow apples. However, the difference between the nutrition of green, red, and yellow apples is very slight. So if you prefer the taste of red and yellow ones, you won’t miss lots of nutrition by ignoring the green apple!

The chart below has created a better picture of Iran apple varieties. All of them are supplied and exported by Amoot Iranian Trading Company.



Iranian Apples Seasons Availability

The best time to harvest apples is different in each city of Iran based on the air temperature, humidity, and environmental conditions. South cities of Iran are warmer than other parts of the country while west cities are so colder.

If yellow and red apples are grown in tropical regions, certainly they should be picked and harvested earlier than yellow and red apples grown in cold regions like west of Iran.

The higher the air temperature in the apple growing area is, the earlier the apple picking time will be. Of course, the opposite is also true. That is, if the apple grows in a cold region, it should be harvested later.

It’s needless to say that different types of apples, even if they are cultivated in the same area, are harvested at different times. So the apple variety is another important factor.

East Azerbaijan Province is the leading and the first producer of red and yellow apples in Iran. One third of Iran apples are cultivated in this province. Maragheh city produces most of the apples in East Azerbaijan suitable for export.

Moreover, the apple fruit of Zonuz city located in East Azerbaijan Province is very famous to the extent that it is known as the apple capital of Iran.

Amoot Iranian Trading Company, owning several cold storages equipped with the latest facilities and having long term relationships with farmers and apple growers, guarantee to supply Iran apple in all 4 seasons of the year.

Most of the gardens that produce Amoot apples and its cold storages are situated in East Azerbaijan Province of Iran. The buyers can purchase the products on EXW, FOB, CIF, or CFR terms.


Iran Apple Benefits

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!

Most probably you have heard this old idiom translated to many languages and is famous in many countries as apples are loaded with a bundle of vitamins and nutrition. We can’t call it a cure-all fruit but its benefits are more than many other fruits.


What are the benefits of apple?  Is apple a healthy fruit?

  • Avoid diabetes
  • Boost lungs & respiratory system
  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lose weight
  • Strengthen heart
  • Avoid brain disorders
  • Improve eyesight
  • Reduce skin pathogens and excess oil
  • Relieve constipation
  • Keep the skin younger 
  • Lower cholesterol level
  • Aid digestion
  • Treat acne
  • Avoid hair loss
  • Prevent cancer
  • Control asthma
  • Enhance mental health
  • Improve bones
  • Strengthen immune system
  • Boost gut health
  • Clean teeth
  • Stop dandruff


Now with all these apple benefits, how many apple should I eat a day? Is it okay to eat apple everyday?

Usually one to two apples per day is the most appropriate amount of apples the body needs. Uncomfortable side effects may appear if too many apples are eaten.

Based on an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition “two apples a day lower serum cholesterol and improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults”.

However, remember not to overuse eating apples. Eating too many apples may cause stomach bloating, increase blood sugar, lead to weight, damage teeth, etc. Moreover, the apples that are not organic expose you to high amounts of pesticides if eaten a lot.   

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.The 10 Top Apple Producing Countries in 2020/2021 Crop Year


As you can see above, China is the first producer and cultivator of apple fruit in the world. There is a big difference between China and the second apple producing country- European Union (EU).

USA is in the third place followed respectively by Turkey and India. The USA cultivated less than half of the apple produced in the EU in 2020/2021. And the difference between USA and Turkey tonnage of produced apples is insignificant, equal to 190.

India and Iran respectively as the fifth and sixth biggest apple producers in that year harvested a similar amount of apples which was around half of the apple tonnage produced in Turkey as the fourth apple producer.

Russia, Brazil, Chile, and Ukraine are respectively after Iran in seventh to tenth place and each one cultivated less than 1,000 MT.


Which Country Eats the Most Apples?

According to FAOSTAT, “the total world’s consumption of apple fruit increased to 68,274 kt in 2019. Compared with 2018, it increased 0.448 % and it was 10.8 % more than 10 years ago”.

It’s notable to mention that China is also the first consumer of apple in the world. In 2019, around 47% of the world’s produced apples were consumed in China followed respectively by the USA, Turkey, India, Russia, Germany, and Iran.


In 1961, the lowest amount of apples was used, equal to 13,084 kt. Based on Arad Branding, “The global fresh apple and rose apple market has a growth potential of 3.42 million tonnes during 2020-2024 and the growth rate of the market is expected to accelerate during the forecast period due to the steady increase in annual growth.”

The apple demand has been increasing every year so it would be a profitable industry for apple farmers and exporters. Let’s take a closer investigation on the top apple exporting countries in 2021. The ones that were smart and have invested in this advantageous trade since decades ago.


.The 10 Top Apple Exporting Countries in 2021


Various types of fresh apples exported by all countries of the world were worth a total US$7.6 billion in 2021. China as the first producer of apples exported the highest tonnage of apples in 2021 too. It had the highest dollar value worth of exported apples equal to US$1.3 billion.

Italy and USA are respectively in second and third place, each one exported 13.80% and 12% of the total exported apples of the world followed by New Zealand which exported less than 10%.

New Zealand dollar export value was $598.7 million (7.9%) in 2021. After that Chile is in fifth place: $589.5 million (7.7%).

The participation rate of South Africa, France, and Poland was between 5%~7%.   Thereafter, Netherlands and Turkey are respectively in ninth and tenth place, each of them with a contribution rate less than 4%.


The 10 Top Apple Importing Countries in 2021

“International purchases of imported apples cost a total US$8.46 billion in 2021. Overall, the value of apples imports rose by 6.1% for all importing countries since 2017 when international purchases of apples were valued at $7.98 billion. From 2020 to 2021, the value of globally imported apples appreciated by 7% compared to $7.91 billion for 2020” as mentioned in World’s Top Exports.


Germany was the first top importer of apples in 2021 which appropriated 7.2% of total imported apples. As mentioned previously, Germany was the sixth consumer of apples worldwide in 2019. Most of the apples imported to Germany were respectively exported from Italy, China, France, Netherlands, and New Zealand in 2021.

Russia, Vietnam, and UK are respectively in the second to fourth place, each of them imported US $400 million ~ US $500 million of apples in 2021.

Moldova and Serbia were the two main exporters of apples to Russia in 2021 while for Vietnam; the countries of New Zealand and USA were the two first exporters. Most of the imported apples to the UK were exported from France and South Africa. 

After that the dollar value worth of imported apples was US $300 million ~ US $400 million in India, Indonesia, and Egypt.

Less than 4% of the worldwide apples were imported by Netherlands, Philippines, and Thailand, each one imported respectively $280.4 million, $279.2 million, and $266.6 million of apples in 2021.

As stated in Worlds Top Exports, “From a continental perspective, countries in Asia spent the most on imported apples during 2021 with purchases valued at $3.7 billion or 43.8% of the global total. Slipping into second place were European importers at 36.7% while 6.6% of apples imported worldwide were delivered to buyers in Africa. Another 6.6% worth arrived in North America”.

It continued that “Smaller percentages went to Latin America (5.5%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, then Oceania (0.2%) led by Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Australia”.


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Amoot Iranian Trading Company- the Well-Respected Supplier, Exporter, & Distributor of Iran Apple

Amoot Iranian Trading Company is a reputed, leading, and experienced distributor and exporter of Iran apple in various types including yellow, red, and green. It is based in Iran with two main offices in Tehran and Mashhad city. However Amoot Iranian benefits from several representatives and offices in Germany, UAE, and South Africa. 

Amoot group has been active in the agricultural industry since a decade ago and is capable of supplying various types of fruits and vegetables like apple, orange, pear, cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, onion, potato, and various kinds of Iranian dates.

Enough experience, technical, and trading knowledge has helped Amoot Iranian to offer the highest quality fruits and vegetables in the fresh produce sector stored and delivered in unique packages. Amoot has improved from strength to strength, and expanded its range of customers from Asia to Europe and Africa.

Amoot Iranian Trading Company prides itself on professional day-to-day trading services and continues to export Iran apple and other agricultural products to all over the world.

Amoot benefits from the below employees and facilities in order to streamline and improve the apple supply chain.


  • Large apple and fruit gardens and palm groves
  • Experienced group of farmers and fruit growers
  • Educated agricultural engineers
  • The latest agricultural machinery and devices
  • High quality organic pesticides
  • Developed fruit picking machines
  • Equipped fruit trucks
  • Dedicated procurement team
  • Quality control labs
  • Well-equipped cold storages
  • Fruit sorting and grading lines
  • Modern packaging systems
  • Graphic team for designing packages
  • Fast shrink machines 
  • Professional shipping agency
  • Professional customs clearance agents
  • Smart experts for consultation in all levels of supply


The above items are the main reasons that turned Amoot into a reliable and well-respected grower, supplier, distributer, and exporter of Iran apple and other agricultural products to many countries including Germany, UAE, UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Qatar, Iraq, India, China, Russia, Turkey, Oman, Finland, etc.

The new purchasers and prospects that aren’t sure of the quality of Amoot’s products can get the SGS approval enabling them to verify that Amoot’s fruits and vegetables are certified against this global benchmark.

Amoot’s several offices and experts in Europe and Asia have given us an opportunity to get as close to customers as possible thus we consult them and handle all export levels from A to Z.

Whether you are looking for Iran apples or other fruits and vegetables to be imported to your own country or want to send the cargo to another destination acting as a broker or third party, Amoot Iranian is ready to sign short and long term contracts with you.

All varieties of Iran apple, Iranian apple specifications, Iranian apple seasons availability, and Iran apple benefits have all been investigated in this comprehensive article plus a short introduction of Amoot Iranian Trading Company as the most well-known and respected Iran apple supplier. The top apple producing, exporting, importing, and consuming countries were introduced too.






1. Is Iran apple good?

Iran has been active in apple cultivation, sales, and export to the entire world because of producing various types of high quality apple at best prices.


2. Does Iran produce apple?

Iran is one of the biggest producers and exporters of apples to the four corners of the world.


3. Which is the best apple in the world?

Iran apple is one of the best quality types of apples worldwide loaded with nutrition and benefiting from delicious taste and flavor.


4. What is the price of apple in Iran?

The apple price in Iran depends on many factors like the apple type, quality, and grade. However, the Iran apple exported by Amoot Iranian Trading Company has the lowest competitive prices compared with other Iranian apple exporters. 

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