Iranian apple exporter

Our company, Vira Fruits, is a leading Iranian apple exporter that has always been committed to providing high-quality products and services at competitive prices.

Since we care about our customers’ satisfaction, we hire skilled and trained manpower as well as modern fruit storage methods to take good care of products from the very first step, which is sourcing the demanded product, to the very last one, which is delivering them in great conditions to our customers. This makes our company one of the best Iranian apple suppliers.

Iran produces different kinds of apples such as Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and yellow apples. There are 251,000 hectares of orchards in Iran. Each hectare provides 15 tons of apples per year. Iran is one of the largest apple producers globally, and therefore many countries import apples from Iran.

The vast majority of apple suppliers source their apples from Urmia, Mashhad, Damavand, Semirom, Shemiran, and Azerbaijan provinces, each of which with a different environment. Therefore, there are different types of apple trees with different qualities.

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Quality is the most critical factor in apple exports. In addition to our variety of apples, all are produced in high quality. Having a smooth and bright skin, standard size, sanitary packaging, transparent color, and having no spots are good apple characteristics. On top of that, the apple’s aroma is another element that should be considered when buying a good apple, which most Iranian apples have.

Depending on the rootstock type (standard, semi-dwarf, dwarf), they can reach heights from 0.6 to 3 meters. Iranian fruit export company and apple suppliers, export apples to many countries, including India, Georgia, and Iraq.

For transporting apples, we need to consider some points. It is required to keep the apples in a cool and dark place to transport them in the best way possible. To reach that goal, we need an advanced tracker to measure the temperature and humidity. Any slight change in the temperature and humidity can ruin the apple and lead us to our customers’ dissatisfaction. To answer that need, we have our unique tracer device.

Our skillful team has been working in this field for so long that now they know every detail about the apple business. Thanks to their experience and knowledge, now we are able to announce with absolute certainty that no customer will be unhappy with what they receive from Vira.

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Apple exporter in Iran

Iranian Apples season availability

Season availableJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Granny Smith       ✔ ✔   
Royal Gala       ✔ ✔ ✔✔   
Red Delicious ✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔    ✔ ✔✔  ✔
Golden Delicious ✔✔ ✔ ✔      ✔ ✔ ✔✔ 

Wholesale Apple Sorting

Apple exporters in Iran tend to Sort their products by machine without human intervention which is based on weight.

Size (gr)60-100100-140140-160160-220220-250

Wholesale Apple Packaging

Our standard packaging weighs 9 kg and 10.5 kg and is packaged in two types of plastic baskets for weights and telescopic cartons for 9 kg. Unlike many other apple suppliers, we can customize it based on your needs.

Shipping9 kg10.5 kg
40ft Refrigerated and insulated containers2100 x 9kg Baskets or Cartons2100 x 10.5kg Baskets

Iranian Apple cargo handling

Since apples are sensitive to impact and pressure, professional apple exporters must take good care of the situation.

You must always maintain the required refrigeration temperature, even when handling cargo. The cargo must be shielded from moisture in damp weather (rain, snow) since moisture causes early spoilage.

Freshness facts
Optimum carrying temperatureHard Varieties -1°C to +1°C
Chilling sensitive varieties 3°C to 4°C.
Highest freezing point1,5°C for chilling sensitive varieties
Acceptable product temp. at loading into containersMax. 2°C above carrying temperature
Optimum humidity90 to 95%
Ventilation setting for containers0-15 m³/hr
Storage life2-7 months, depending on the variety
Climacteric / non-climactericClimacteric
Ethylene productionVery high while ripening
Ethylene sensitivityHigh
Modified / controlled atmosphere1-3% O2; 1%-3% CO2
Potential benefitsExcellent

We are capable of providing what you need. Based on our experience apple importer’s requirements differ from each other. Some like Indians like their apple small and from the red delicious kind but others may want their apple to be in a larger size and prefer yellow kinds. But we assure you we will provide exactly what you need.


Is apple grown in Iran?

In different years, Iran has ranked eighth and tenth in global fruit production. Iran ranks first in producing pomegranates, pistachios, dates, and cherries, and second, fourth, and seventh in producing apples, walnuts, and citrus fruit. There are fifty different types of fruit grown in Iran.

How are apples preserved for export?

A sealed room reduces the amount of oxygen that the fruit can take in and put out in the form of carbon dioxide, thus slowing the ripening.

In this process, oxygen is replaced by nitrogen gas. Temperatures are reduced and kept in the low. According to the variety, apples will last for approximately a year.

Who is the biggest producer of apples?

China ranked first among apple producers worldwide for the 2019/2020 crop year. The apple production in China during that period was approximately 41 million metric tons. Second place went to the European Union with 11.48 million metric tons of apples.

Who is the biggest exporter of apples?


The total value of apples exported worldwide in 2020 was US$7.3 billion.

1.         China: US$1.4 billion (19.8% of total apples exported)

2.         Italy: $962.3 million (13.2%)

3.         US: $855.3 million (11.7%)

4.         New Zealand: $590.1 million (8.1%)

5.         Chile: $568.6 million (7.8%)

6.         France: $480.5 million (6.6%)

7.         South Africa: $409 million (5.6%)

8.         Poland: $340.2 million (4.6%)

9.         Netherlands: $253 million (3.5%)

10.      Serbia: $126.1 million (1.7%)

What fruit does Iran export?

The Islamic Republic of Iran, in addition to dried fruit and nut products such as pistachios, also produces apples, kiwis, oranges, grape, pomegranate, melon, watermelon, cherries, and Iranian dates of every kind, and its excellent facilities allow it to meet all customer needs.

Iran Red Apple

The climate and zone of Iran make it ideal for producing apples. Iran is one of the top producers of apples due to the planting of different species of apple trees with high quality throughout the country. In Iran, all kinds of apple trees have their own flavor and color, but among all of them, the red apple is very valuable due to its delicious taste and has attracted international attention. The red apple tree is cultivated primarily in six provinces in Iran. From the point of view of both quality and quantity, Iran’s northwest provinces are the best for producing red apples. The red apples are grown without chemical pesticides and preservatives, so they are healthier and taste better.

Iran Red Apple Season

Iranian apple prices are affected by the season when the apples are harvested. Harvesting of Iranian Red Apples begins in early October and will last until the end of June, just as it does in the northern hemisphere. The markets will be more competitive as a result. Due to transportation costs, these two have their customers, but the rest of the competition’s factors will be based on international standards.

Iran Red Apple Storing

In Iran, there are many exporting companies that specialize in apples and consider customer needs like fresh fruit. When apples cannot be delivered to markets within the time or circumstance, they are stored. It is recommended that the apple be stored at a temperature of 0.5°C in every chamber.

Iran Red Apple Export Markets

In spite of some countries in the middle east producing apples, Iran is the region’s largest producer. Because of lower transportation costs and the fact that it arrives in these markets fresh, this is the best way to import Iranian Red Apple. Iranian apples are also widely exported, with the Iranian red apple being exported to 24 countries annually. Depending on the type, size, harvesting season, and transportation costs, Iranian apples could be priced differently on international markets.

A popular brand of Iranian apples is Red Delicious. Among Russia’s best target markets is Red Delicious, a famous variety of Iranian red apples. They were cultivated in an organic way and served the local market needs, while the first-grade apples were exported to the global market in high demand and gained 3% of their sales. On top of that, their goods are always high quality and affordable, causing other industries to be interested in becoming their regular customers on a large scale.

Many investors are interested in controlling its sales conditions. However, there is a considerable difference between the retail price and the wholesale price of Iranian apples, and many consumers pay attention to the product because of its satisfaction.

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The apple and its history

The apple tree, which belongs to the rose family is one of the most popular, frequently cultivated, and very old fruit in the world that has different types. There are many stories about apples, but this delicious and useful fruit has always been in demand.

From a botanical point of view, the apple fruit is a special form of the so-called collective bellows fruit. Being an Apple supplier is what traders do from the past to the present. The apple originally comes from Asia, and the development of the first wild species can even be traced back to the Cretaceous – 70 million years ago. The apple is said to have been brought to Europe by Alexander the Great – during the campaigns from Persia.

Many varieties of this fruit are now found all over the world, most of which have no role in world trade. Among its various varieties, Iranian apple is one of the most popular, the quality of which has put us in competition with other huge exporters. If you are looking for a high-quality apple exporter then you should try Vira Fruits Apples which are prepared with the most up-to-date facilities and care conditions.

care conditions and soil

Care conditions and soil

Apple trees thrive best in deep, nutrient-rich soils that are provided with humus.

Cold, wet locations lead to poor tree and fruit development and increased disease infestation. It is important to have a location that is not at risk of late frost, as the open apple-blossom can only tolerate minus one degree Celsius.

Fruit trees have to be cut regularly in order to develop new fruit trees and to be freed of old wood. If the apple tree is cut too late in the year, it may no longer sprout properly and bear significantly less fruit. The first cut is therefore made in the spring on a mild day without rain, as the branches are no longer too brittle and not many buds have sprouted yet. When pruning in spring, it is important to ensure that temperatures are above -5 ° C at night in order to promote wound healing.

While we handle these conditions with great care, a typical exporter can consider himself solely responsible for warehousing and shipping the product. But we at Vira Fruits, as a professional apple exporter, try to use the Iranian apple type, which has passed all the stages from planting to harvest in the best way.