Mitra Majdzadeh, a deputy minister of agriculture jihad, told Iranian media on Tuesday that Iran has been the first country producing rosewater from red rose in the world.
“This flower has been then taken from Iran to Damascus and from there to Europe. This is why red rose is also known as Damascus rose in Europe,” she added.
Majdzadeh stated that red rose grows best in an altitude of 2,000-3,000 meters.
In Iran, Isfahan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Fars, and East Azarbaijan provinces are the main producers of red rose, though it can be grown almost all across the country.