Zahedi Dates is one the dry varieties of the date in most regions of Iran, however, in some regions it is known as a semi-dried date. Iranian Zahedi Dates are dry with moisture content under 14%. They are usually harvested in October and are a yellow gold color. They have a shelf life of approximately 18 months at room temperature. The date is produced in Khuzestan, Fars, Booshehr and Kermanshah provinces. The date is oval-shaped which is narrower at the end. It can easily be stored all year long. Kharak ripens in late August but the harvest season is early-mid September.Zahidi is among the dry dates which ripens late and is subject to premature drops.