Pistachios are not only known for their delicious taste, but also for their health benefits. These nuts, with their elegant viridescent hues, are members of the cashew family and originate from Central Asia and the Middle East. The Middle East is the largest producer of pistachios in the world with California being the second largest pistachio producer. Our company offers pistachio bulk sale in Canada, with the highest-quality fresh pistachios from the Middle East, and we will do our best to satisfy our customers’ needs.
Pistachio trees are native to Western and Central Asia. They reach a height of 20 to 33 feet (6 to 10 meters) and they are deciduous, long living and slow growing trees. The pistachio tree is a dioecious tree, which means that it has only either male flowers or female flowers. In order to set fruit and produce seeds, pollen must be carried by the wind from male trees to female trees; and the only trees that produce fruits are the female ones. Consequently, to be able to harvest fruits, in the center of every nine female pistachio trees, ideally, one male pistachio tree should be placed. Compared to the female trees, the male pistachio trees are normally higher and much more robust, thus easy to spot.
Akbari, Ahmadaghae, or Badami pistachio is of the highest economic value. Its fruits are large and almond shaped. It can be harvested in late September. This is a newer variety with good yield and with long, large nuts.
This nut is rather large and its fruit is almond shaped. This newest commercial variety is popular with the farmers, because
Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Recent archeological evidence suggests that these seeds have been a common food for nine thousand years. The high nutritional value, as well as the long storage life, made pistachio an invaluable travel item among early explorers and traders. Travelers frequently carried pistachios and almonds across the ancient Silk Road, which connected China with the West. Pistachios are not actually nuts but seeds of red or yellow plum-like fruits. Nonetheless, everyone calls them nuts because they look like them and are in the cashew family. Sumac, mangos, and poison ivy are the other members of the cashew family.