Akbari Pistachio ( Long Pistachio )
This is a newer variety with good yield and with long, large nuts (sizes: 20/22, 22-24 and 24/26, with 18/20 also available in small quantities). It has the highest shape index (longest). Its the most easy-toopen pistachio variety among the four.
Other name: Long Pistachio , Akbari Pistachio
FANDOQI PISTACHIO ( FANDOGHI )
This cultivar is the most widely available pistachio variety and grows in most pistachio growing areas of Iran. Fandoqi is of round type and has the lowest shape
index among the four cultivars. It comes in the following sizes 28/30, 30/32 and 32/34 nuts per ounce. Size 26/28 is also available in small quantity.
Other name: Round pistachio , Fandoghi Pistachio
AHMAD AGHAEI PISTACHIO
The newest commercial variety, very popular with the farmers, because of high yield and its shorter time to reach production. It is very popular in some markets. Production of this variety is increasing. It alsobhas the whitest shell hue among the four. Ahmad Aghaei is a long pistachio type, with the shape index just falling above 1.5. It comes in sizes 22/24, 24/26, 26/28 and 28/30, with 20/22 being available in small quantities.
Other name: pistachio Ahmad Aqaee , Pistachio AA , Pistachio ahmad aghaee
JUMBO PISTACHIO ( KALEH GHUCHI )
This type of pistachio tree has a good yield and the
nuts are of round type. Sizes are 20/22, 22/24 and 24/26, with 18/20 being available in small quantities.