Orange exporter in Iran

The most well-known orange exporter in Iran, Vira Fruits, has always focused on providing the best quality to remain among the top orange suppliers.

According to the statistics, oranges, the favored disinfectants, and blood cleanser fruit have accounted for over 50 percent of citrus production. Iran’s orange suppliers are increasing the volume of orange exports to increase their global market share.

According to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 75 million tons of oranges are harvested worldwide each year; Iran’s share in this number is about 2.5 million tons, which brings Iran to ranking seventh among the producing countries.

Due to the promotion, Iran has made in the quality of the produced oranges the quantity of the exported oranges is increasing considerably every year. This promotion not only was not neglected other countries but also was appreciated properly by raising the volume of importing oranges from Iran, predominantly Asian countries.

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Thanks to our rich soil various kinds of oranges are cultivated here in Iran for example navel, blood, mandarine, and Valencia and etc.
Growing quality oranges is highly dependent on the soil’s fertility first of all and then drainage and amount of PH concentration, the essential features that fortunately both northern and southern parts of Iran have.

Our products are so unique and well-known for their quality and pleasant aroma. Almost ten provinces are cultivating oranges in Iran, each one with different features. Oranges are being grown in Kerman, Fars, Mazandaran, Khuzestan and Hormozgan.

An orange with high quality should have a pleasant smell, natural orange color, smooth and blemishless skin. In addition, it should be juicy and fleshy and free of any mold, crushing, cracking, and freezing. Iran is one of the best orange exporters among all range exporting countries in the world. Accordingly, the Iranian oranges have always been in demand; therefore, all of the products are immediately exported.

Iran’s fruit export company (Vira Fruits), which picks and packs fruit at optimal maturity, can deliver exactly what the fruit importers desire. We hire well-trained and skilled men who know all the ups and downs of this business. That’s why we believe we can be the reliable, preferred partner for your business among all Iranian orange producers.
We borrow our customer’s satisfaction from the devotion we have to our principles and close attention that we have paid to every step of the way from growing up to sorting.

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Orange exporter in Iran

Iranian Orange season availability

Season availableJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Novel ✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔     ✔✔ ✔ ✔ 
Thompson ✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔     ✔✔ ✔ ✔ 
Valencia ✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔     ✔✔ ✔ ✔ 

Wholesale Orange sorting

Sorting is automatic, and based on weight, is performed without any human intervention. Different types of packaging are available as per client’s demand.

Size (gr)70-100100-130130-160160-180180-200200+

Wholesale Orange packaging

We provide our standard packaging in plastic baskets for both weights at 8 kg and 10 kg, and we can customize it to meet your needs.

Shipping8 kg10 kg
40ft Refrigerated and insulated containers2100 x 8 kg Baskets2100 x 10 kg Baskets

Iranian Orange cargo handling

The stowing step might look trivial, but in fact, it is the last part of the puzzle, and the accomplishment of the whole process relies on it; being aware of this fact, we are utilizing a group of professionals with the updated skills and knowledge, so now we are able to guarantee the cargo’s safety. Spaces between pallets must be filled for the prevention from sliding and harmful moves. This can be accomplished by choosing the correct packaging size or cargo unit.

Freshness facts
Optimum carrying temperature2°C to 7°C (dependent upon cultivar/origin)
Some examples:
Moroccan, Spanish, two °C to 3°C
Spanish, two °C
Valencia Late: 2°C to 3°C
Highest freezing point-0,8°C
Acceptable product temp. at loading into containersMax. Five °C above carrying temperature
Optimum humidity90%
Ventilation setting for containers25 m³/hr
Storage life2-3 months
Climacteric / non-climactericNon-climacteric
Ethylene productionVery Low
Ethylene sensitivityModerate
Modified / controlled atmosphere0%-5% CO2; 5%-10% O2
Potential benefitsLow oxygen delays senescence. In some cases, elevated CO2 may reduce the symptoms of the chilling injury.


Who is the largest exporter of oranges?

In 2020, the 5 largest exporters of oranges (Spain, South Africa, Egypt, the United States, and the Netherlands) generated 70.4% of the gross value of oranges exported worldwide.

All orange exporting countries exported oranges worth $5.4 billion in 2020. All suppliers saw an average increase of 17.2% in orange exporting since 2016, when exports were worth $4.6 billion.

Global exports of oranges increased by 13.9% from 2019 to 2020.

Which country imports the most oranges?

There are five major orange-importing countries: Germany, France, Netherlands, China, and Russia. This group of suppliers combined for over a third (34.4%) of worldwide orange export sales during 2020.

Which country produces the most citrus fruit?

Citrus fruit production in China is the highest in the world. Approximately 27.80% of the world’s citrus fruit production was produced in China in 2019. 59.13% of it comes from the top 5 countries (Brazil, India, Mexico, and the United States of America).

The Iranian citrus industry produces 4 million tons of citrus fruit every year, placing it in tenth place after Nigeria.

What fruits does Iran export?

Persian walnut, tangerine, citrus fruits, Kiwi fruit, dates, cherries, pomegranates, peach, oranges, raisins, saffron, grapes, and watermelon are all produced in Iran.