Sayer date is also called Samaran , Astamaran , Sambaroon in the different regions. It includes about 70-80% of palms in Khuzestan Province. This type has a high commercial value and one of the most important exports of Khuzestan Province. The most important characteristics of this type is its semidried state that increases conservation period.
Its fruit is oval in shape (sometimes vaguely rectangular) – with an average weight of 8,31 gr, semidried, of light yellow colour. When it ripens, the colour shifts to amber and reddish-brown. The skin of Samaran date is thick and relatively rough. The ratio of pulp to kernel is 6,71. The edible part of fruit is sweet and somewhat tart. The kernel doesn’t stick to the fruit. These dates normally ripen at about August 15, but completely ripened fruit is harvested in the middle of September (5th to 22nd).