Fandoghi Pistachio

Fandoghi Pistachio (Round Pistachio)

One of the most famous kind of Pistachios in the world which it’s appearance resembles a hazelnut (Fandoghi).

Packaging : 10kg | 25kg | 50kg

One of the most famous kind of Pistachios in the world which it’s appearance resembles a hazelnut (Fandoghi).

This is Round in shape with highest yield. It is also available in 28/30, 30/32 and 32/34.

Pistachios varieties


Pistachios, which many of us have known and loved, are the delicious tree nut, Pistachios were popu-lar for thousands of years in middle east where they grow and Nowadays, they have spread through-out the world and are used in all sorts of different cuisines and dishes, from entrees to desserts like ice cream.

Pistachio is known as the “smiling nut” in Iran and the “happy nut” in China.

Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, antioxidants and various nutrients, includ-ing vitamin B6 and potassium.

Fandoghi pistachio is smaller in shape and appearance compared with other types of pistachios.

It is more economical in price and has the largest volume for export.

Round pistachios are great in protein and nutritional value.

The detailed specifications of Round Pistachio is shown in the table below:

TypeNaturally Opened
FlavorRaw, Roasted, Roasted and Salted
SmellNaturally pistachio’s aroma without foreign odor
Total size26-28, 28-30, 30-32, 32-34
Regular size30-32, 32-34
For raw pistachio5-7%
For Roasted & Salted pistachio2-3%
Shelf Life and Storage Condition24 month, Keep in cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight
Harvesting timeSeptember & October
Chemical/Artificial AdditivesNo, completely natural and healthy, GMO Free, Gluten-Free
Packing type in bulk10kg Vacuumed carton, 25kg, 50kg pp bags
Consumer Packingfrom 100g to 1000g in different kind of packing


Pistachios used directly as a snack or mixed with other nuts, also they can be used as a great super healthy ingredient in foods recipes, confectionery, bakery, different desserts, Ice cream and etc. 

Round Pistachio | Fandoghi Pistachio

the Round Pistachio | Fandoghi Pistachio: 

This type of Pistachio is the least expensive type among all the pistachios. The reason why its price is lower than other types is because of its shape and high production volume in addition to low domestic demand. So, Round Fandoghi Pistachio forms most of the volume of pistachio export from Iran. The color of the Round Pistachio shell is naturally light cream. Also, it has the greenest kernel. Therefore, the greenness of its kernel and the reasonable price is the reason why producers mostly use Fandoghi to produce.

Farmers grow pistachios in provinces that have a proper climate for pistachios, such as KermanKhorasanYazdMarkazi or cities like Damghan.

The harvest season for new crop is late September until Mid- October each year. So, we suggest booking your order for the new crop and contact us in the first weeks of September.

Our Pistachio customers are from all over the world. Such as Malaysia, India, China, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, etc. They import pistachios in shell mostly for direct use and mixing it with other nuts.

Humban Company is a  wholesaler, manufacturer (producer), supplier, and exporter of Pistachios, we supply below sizes of Round Pistachios:

  1. 28-30 pieces/ounce (pcs/oz)
  2. 30-32 pieces/ounce (pcs/oz)
  3. 32-34 pieces/ounce (pcs/oz)

we can offer all the above sizes in three forms:

  • Raw
  • Roasted and Salted
  • Roasted and Salted with lemon and saffron flavored
  • Only Roasted no salt
  • Salt Powdered

Producers categorize pistachios in two different types as well which is more technical:

  1. Naturally Open Pistachios: pistachios grow on trees. if farmers leave the pistachios on the tree so that their kernels grow to crack open the hard shell, it will be naturally opened without any outside force. So, in other words, the shell opens on its own as the pistachio nut grows. This type is more expensive than the Mechanically opened pistachios.
  2. Mechanically Opened Pistachios: if the farmers harvest the pistachios before their kernels mature enough to crack open the shells, their shell is closed. As a result, the kernels of this type are smaller than the first category. Then, producers with the help of machines and some Technics, open the shells mechanically.

To Clarify, Our Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) for Round Pistachio | Fandoghi Pistachio is 3-5 Ton based on the chosen transportation form.

Packing weights, we supply are as below:

    • 50 kg Sack
    • 25 kg Sack
    • other packing types could be arranged per customer`s request

Round Round Pistachio | Fandoghi Pistachio can be loaded and shipped in 20 ft. and 40 ft. Dry containers. For your information the loading capacity of containers:

  • 20 ft. Container: up to 13 Tons
  • 40 ft. Container: up to 25 Tons

Shelf life: One year after the production date.

Keeping condition: Users can keep these pistachios at room temperature which has good air ventilation and it is free of dust. However, In our professional opinion, it is better to keep them in the Refrigerator which is cool (below 5 Centigrade) and dry with proper air ventilation.

Production Time: It depends on your needed quantity. So, It can vary between 15-25 working days.

For the Specification Report of Round Fandoghi Pistachio, please Contact Us

Round Pistachio | Fandoghi Pistachio

The first introduction of Fandoghi (Ohadi) cultivar to Iran

Fandoghi was first introduced by a pistachio grower known as Mehdi Ohadi in Fath-Abad village located in Rafsanjan in 1941-1951.

Fandoghi cultivation has been increased during the last 40 years and now includes about 60-70% of pistachio orchards in Rafsanjan. So you can find this cultivar in 90% of old orchards in Iran.

What is the reason for the popularity of Fandoghi?​
Fandoghi cultivar produces attractive nuts that are slightly smaller than other Iranian commercial cultivars and very suitable for export. Ohadi pistachio may be more tolerant to drought in terms of biomass productivity as it performs better than other cultivars. Among Iranian commercial pistachio cultivars, the lowest rate of blank nuts is observed in Fandoghi (2.84%). It is round-shaped with a light yellow to the green kernel, bearing large bunches of green hulled and high splitting nuts. Kale Ghoochi and Fandoghi are two of the most popular cultivars around the world. Fascinating features such as having rounded shape nuts, reasonable price, and small size which make that economic pistachio make Fandoghi the most popular cultivar among the customers of Iranian pistachio.

How much do you know Fandoghi trees?
This variety has medium growth vigor and a spread crown. It grows up to 3 m in height. A comparison between Fandoghi cultivar and Kale ghoochi cultivar trees shows that the apical dominance is stronger for Fandoghi (Ohadi pistachio), resulting in has a higher number of lateral branches. Also, the length of the internodes of the Fandoghi tree is longer and flower buds are smaller compared to Kale ghoochi tree. Meanwhile, it has flower nudes in the shape of elongate conic.

Elegant stage

Beginning to bloom in Fandoghi variety is 30 March (medium flowering). Since the flowering stage in Fandoghi begins later than Kale ghoochi, it is not exposed to spring frost.

Protector leaves

Most of the leaves in Fandoghi are made of 5-leaflets and the number of 3-leaflets is medium. Besides, the length of both compound leaf and terminal leaflet is longer than Kale ghoochi. Also, Fandoghi has darker leaves with longer petioles.

Kernel growing and fruit ripening time

The maturity date of Fandoghi pistachio nut is on 14 June and the ripening time is on 2 September (medium maturing variety).

Nut and cluster properties

The length of the cluster in Fandoghi tree is more than Kale ghoochi tree but has fewer primary splits and smaller nuts. In the other words, Fandoghi tree has lighter nut clusters and produces 73.9% split nuts and 18.4% closed-shells nuts with the kernel. 

Let’s know more about Fandoghi variety 

The size of this appetizing nut

  • The color of the hull, at the maturation: light red
  • The average fresh weight of the nut with the hull: 2.48 grand
  • The dried weight: 0.976 gr.
  • The average length of the dried nut: 18.24 mm.
  • The width of the dried nut: 11.73 mm.
  • The diameter of the dried nut: 11.66 mm.
  • The length to width ratio: 1.5 -which resulting in belonging to the spherical (hazelnut shape) pistachios-.

Some important specifications of Fandoghi variety

  • Beginning of flowering: 30 March
  • Full blooming: 10 April
  • Length of flowering period: 11 days
  • Cluster rachis length: 13.4 cm
  • Cluster rachis diameter: 8.4 mm
  • Number of primary branches: 12
  • Fruit cluster shape: Medium
  • Ripening time: Early September
  • Alternate bearing intensity: Weak (0.29)
  • Nut weight (one ounce): 26-30/28.3 g.
  • Hull splitting: Present
  • Nut shape: Round
  • Kernel shape: Ellipsoid
  • Shell color: Cream

Nut opening

  • Shell splitting position: At the midpoint of the suture
  • Shell splitting rate: 1.86 mm
  • Shell top distance to the kernel: 1.46 mm (medium)

Kernel color

  • Dorsal: Purple
  • Ventral: Light green
  • Inside: Light yellow

Marketing characteristics

  • Trading: Suitable for export
  • Used as rootstock: In some cases
  • Nut dropping at maturity: Caused by birds and wind
  • Fat content: 52.94%
  • Protein: content: 20.31%
  • Susceptible to pest: Yes, Aganoscena pistaciae

Humban Group as a Fandoghi Pistachios Exporter

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