The first date palms in the United States were grown from seeds planted by Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries who began founding their missions in California in 1769. Although a number of large seedling date gardens were planted, none were successful. In any large group of seedlings only about one-half of the palms are female and produce fruit.
Modem date growing, in the warm, fertile Coachella Valley is a far cry from the primitive areas pursued in much of the Old World. Coachella Valley growers did borrow the "harem" idea, however, and plant one male palm for every 50 females. This arrangement is more efficient for large- scale production, but it necessitates that each female blossom be pollinated by hand.
All of the dates grown here at Oasis are I00% organic, so the ripening fruit bunches are covered in late July with large mesh bags to protect them from birds and insects until they are ready to be harvested. However, even with all our precautions, nature will always find a way. And, that’s not a bad thing because sometimes Nature creates something very special!
What are Nature's Dates
Mixed Dates, or seedlings, are a special date fruit. These organic dates do not have a specific name or type that they identify under; which is why we call them ‘seedlings’. They are a mix of organic date fruit that differ in size, flavor and texture. These date fruits were planted and nurtured by Mother Nature herself. This typically occurs when seeds from one date palm tree fall to another palm tree (sometimes natural or sometimes birds will drop seeds).This will create an ‘offshoot’. At first, this baby offshoot will appear to belong to the date palm it’s attached to. However, as the offshoot grows, you can notice the difference in the date fruit. These offshoots grow to maturity while being nurtured by the date palm the seedling happened to land around. The result is a delicious and nutritious mix of organic dates we call Nature's Dates!
How are the dates cared for?
Nature’s dates are cared for in the same way as all organic dates. We combine ancient wisdom and modern technology to grow outstanding dates. Farmers thin the date palm trees regularly because more space between trees means more sunlight and more efficient water usage. The results are stunning!
• Larger, fleshier and sweeter fruit • Abundant crops each and every year • Reduced need for water and fertilizer
What makes them unique?
These dates are unique because they are a combination of flavors, textures, and sizes of the varieties that are already in the market such as; Medjool, Honey, Zahidi, Barhi, Halawy, and more.
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Storage and shelf life:
We recommend storing your Dates in a temperature between 73-77°.
Date sugar is brown in color; similar to brown sugar. It has a delectable butterscotch-like sweetness. This product is natural, unrefined and can be an excellent substitution for traditional sweeteners.