ZARD

Country: Iran
Purpose: Dual-purpose (table and oil)
Distribution: Mainly spread in Zilan and Zanjan province
Synonyms: “Zard Zeytun”
Agronomic and commercial considerations: This is the main variety in Iran. Cultivar of high productivity even if it turns out to be alternate. Partially self-compatible. Harvest time coincides with the beginning of autumn. It is a cultivar resistant to cold temperatures and drought climates. Tolerant to verticillium wilt (Verticillium dahliae). The fruit has a peculiarity as it has two prominent lateral lines noticeable by touch.

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