Khalal Fresh Dates (Crunchy)

Store Dates Khalal Fresh Dates (Crunchy)

We pick these dates in the Khalal stage, yellow and cruchy like an apple, ripening and softening to a honey-like sweetness. Free shipping.

Barhi - 10 lb. strands $80.00  Qty: Price:
Mariana 10 lb. strands $70.00  Qty: Price:
Barhi: 5 lb. bunch $50.00  Qty: Price:
Mariana: 5 lb. bunch $45.00  Qty: Price:

Khalal dates are still crunchy, like an apple. They then further ripen into the soft (rutab) stage, and then later to the drier, chewy stage we offer in 2/lb boxes. We offer a Mariana (bright yellow) available in August; and Barhis (yellow), in September. The flavor can be on the tart side, pucker your mouth like a persimmon, unless picked very close to ripening, when it becomes a unique and special sweetness. Most will continue to ripen into the softer stage, a melt-in-your mouth, honey-like sweetness. We ship within hours of picking, a 5-lb. bunch you can hang in your kitchen,porch, or sukkah, to pluck at and eat, direct from the palm... Certified organic , produced by members of the United Farm Workers.

BARHI dates, originally from the Iran/Iraq area, Basra and Khoramshah, are nicknamed "honey balls" for the round shape and liquid honey-like texture and flavor in the rutab stage. Barhis are the premium date in the Middle East eaten in the khalaal stage, with a unique "pucker/sweet" combination. The blush is turning from green to yellow, first fruit showing brown tips on our palms. First pick estimated 9/3/2019. Alhambra Farmers' Market, 9/9/19, final for khalaal Barhis; available by mail order for about 2 more weeks, 9/15/2019

MARINAS, our first dates to ripen each summer, are a locally (California) developed variety, quite sweet in the khalal stage, maturing into a buttery sweet flavor in the rutab stage. First pick est. 8/20/2019. Alhambra Farmers's Market, 8/25 and following Sundays... Fully ripened Marianas listed with Halawis.

    Pato's Dream Date Gardens is a 5-acre farm located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. We do not use any fumigants or sulfur on our soil or our fruit. We sell our fruit direct from the palm to you - no "washing" or steaming or rehydrating them to puff them up; no processing of any kind - a completely natural fruit.