Kabkab date is one of the familiar and well-known names of dates in Iran, which is famous and popular among date consumers. This date, which is considered one of Iran’s export dates, has two types of consumption: wet and dry. When the Kabkab date is fully ripe, it has a dark brown color. Its color can be seen as yellow when dry and wet. Generally, dates are consumed moist. This date is oval in shape and is considered one of Iran’s semi-dry or wet dates.
Without a doubt, Bushehr province plays an important role in the production of this type of dates in Iran and the world by producing more than 80% of Kabkab dates in Iran. This date is sweet, big and has a thick skin that sticks to the fruit. They estimate the amount of date meat to the seed to be about 25.9%. The core and cap of this date is also attached to the date flesh.
Kabkab dates are one of the most important, valuable and abundant types of dates in the country and have many productions. After going through the stages of growth, the date finally turns into dark brown or dark red colors. The final humidity of this date is less than 19%. The final shape of this date is egg-shaped or oval. It should be said that this product is one of the types of soft dates.
Kabkab dates can be consumed in two forms: moist and dates. Kabkab is very desirable and widely consumed with a high percentage of sweetness. The prickly and moist flesh of Kabkab dates is found in yellow. which is known as Rotab Asali in the general society.
Unlike its final product, Kabkab requires special storage conditions and must be kept at a temperature between -15 and -20 degrees Celsius. You can use this date in other seasons throughout the year. The approximate weight in the ripe state is between 14 and 16 grams. Kabkab date seeds are very sticky compared to other dates.
Kabkab date is the largest date production in Bushehr province and about 75% of date production is included in Bushehr province. The production of Kabkab dates in Iran is close to 250,000 tons per year, of which 10% is exported.