Mazafati Dates

Mazafati or mozafati and Bam date is a cultivar of the palm date. It is a dark, soft, fleshy and sweet date of medium size, about 2.5–4.5 cm (1–2 in) with a relatively high moisture content of between 32–35%, varying with the time of harvest and the location of the grove.

It is grown in the region of southern Iran, mainly in Bam, It is estimated that Mazafati dates account for 20% of Iran’s total export of dates. Approximately 120,000 tons are harvested from the land annually. Mazafati date palms can stay in production for over 60 years. Mazafati date harvesting time depends on the variety and starts in August, lasting to the end of October.