Medjool

Originally from Morocco, Medjool Dates are prized for their large size, chewy texture and nutty flavour. Medjool Dates are oblong in shape, and eaten at the Tamer (natural sun dried) stages. Desert Fruit Medjool are premium dates which with extraordinary sweetness due to the high heat and fresh air of Namibia. Grown in Mineral Rich soils with humidity supplied from the great Orange River.

Specifications

Desert Fruit sells Medjool dates at the following stages.

Tamer

Natural dried Date, soft and chewy in texture concentrated sugar and nutty flavour.

Export Grade

Premium Dates revered for the full flavour, great texture on the skin and inviting rich colour of amber molasses complimented by a soft flesh. The Medjool export is packed according to international quality standards. Sizes are indicated by the box type.

Jumbo

Large

Medium

Small

Local Grade

Natural Dates plucked from the tree carrying all the flavour and richness of the export Date. Chewy flesh and full nutty flavour with all the inviting amber molasses colour.

Large

Medium

Small

Zamli

Originally from Saudi Arabia, Zamli dates are oval in shape, and are eaten at all three stages of ripeness. Known as “Natures Caramel” which is intensified by the dry hot conditions and of the valley slopes where the Zamli Trees thrive. The thick trees push all the sweetness available into the red amber Date to produce an extraordinary flavour that becomes a favourite after the first bite.

Specifications

Desert Fruit sells Zamli dates at the following stages.

Khalal

Fresh and crisp date with sweet juicy inside.

Half Rutab

The start of the natural ripening process, the honey date, very soft caramel and juicy.

Tamer

Natural dried Date, soft and chewy in texture concentrated sugar and nutty flavour.

Export Grade

This premium Date only grown commercially in two places on the African continent is a rare and special find. In each bite of the date notes of caramel is found. Medium skin adds texture and the flesh is soft and chewy.

Export

Fresh & Half Rutab

Local Grade

All the caramel is enveloped in a medium to firm skin with a chewy flesh complimented by the rich red amber colour. The rarity of the Date adds to the great value.

Local

Khalas

Originally from Saudi Arabia, Khalas means “quintessence, or the ideal.” Khalas Dates are oblong in shape and are eaten at all three stages of ripeness. Khalas is a very popular everyday eating Date found throughout the Middle East and North Africa with a toffee like flavour. The Desert Fruit Khalas is specifically sweet from late season ripeness and high heat of the granite soils. Great Treacle flavour the date is very soft and prized as a Rutab date.

Specifications

Desert Fruit sells Khalas dates at the following stages.

Khalal

Fresh and crisp date with sweet juicy inside.

Half Rutab

The start of the natural ripening process, the honey date, very soft caramel and juicy.

Tamer

Natural dried Date, soft and chewy in texture concentrated sugar and nutty flavour.

Export Grade

Smooth skin with a medium yellow colour crisp sweet and a thin skin. Rutab dates will start the natural drying process and may vary of completeness very soft, delicate and juicy.

Natural Dried

Fresh & Half Rutab

Local Grade

The concentrated Treacle Flavour of the Khalas Date when natural dried is a taste sensation, soft sweet and easy eating. Desert Fruit Packs natural dried Khalas in an export and local Grade.

Local

Barhi

Originally from Iraq, the name means “a hot summer wind of Basrah.” Barhi dates are oval in shape, and are eaten at all three stages of ripeness. Affectionately known as the honey date, this soft juicy date often drips with super saturated syrup. The Fresh Barhi is crisp and full of juice. The Rutab Barhi is soft with Honey tasting syrup and is prized by the Date connoisseur.

Specifications

Desert Fruit sells Barhi dates at the following stages.

Khalal

Fresh and crisp date with sweet juicy inside.

Half Rutab

The start of the natural ripening process, the honey date, very soft caramel and juicy.

Tamer

Natural dried Date, soft and chewy in texture concentrated sugar and nutty flavour.

Export Grade

Smooth skin with a deep yellow colour and slight orange blush, crisp sweet. Rutab dates will start the natural drying process and may vary of completeness very soft, delicate and juicy. Available in Punnets and boxes.

Fresh & Half Rutab

Local Grade

Harvested from the tree with a slight variance in colour and shape carrying all the flavour and sweetness available. Rutab dates will start the natural drying process and may vary of completeness. Available in Punnets and Boxes.

Fresh & Half Rutab

Natural Dried

The concentrated flavour of the natural dried Barhi is packed as a single grade. A great value date for all needs.

Local