Black Laflin Dates

Black Laflin Date
About Black Laflin Dates


The Black Laflin is a creamy, moist, and firm date. This organic date fruit has little to no skin separation and is jet black in color, with a hint of sweetness. A one of a kind visual and taste experience. These fresh dates are California grown!






Black Laflin Dates from Coachella Valley


Oasis Date Gardens was established in 1912 by Ben and Lucy Laflin. Ben Laflin, an Illinois farm boy who attended the University of California at Berkeley, moved to Thermal in 1912 at the height of the great date boom. Oasis Date Gardens was handed down to Ben Jr. and his wife, Pat, both graduates of the University of California at Berkeley. Ben Jr., with a Masters in Plant Pathology, had become renowned as one of a select few of the world's most knowledgeable palm plant pathologists and consultants on date palms from California to the Middle East and Africa. Pat Laflin had taken Oasis Date Gardens from a domestic farming operation to a worldwide marketer of premium quality dates. Ben and Pat have since retired.

The Laflins initially planted several date varieties, including the Black Laflin Date. In the mid-1940s, though, they found the date that would become their primary product: the King Medjool. The plump, rich "Cadillac of dates", the King Medjool is native to Morocco, but the Medjool trees there were almost eradicated by disease in the early 1900s. In 1927, Walter Swingle, a horticulturist with the USDA, came upon the last stand of healthy king Medjool palms in the Sahara and, with the blessing of the head sheik of the area, shipped 11 of their offshoots to America. They underwent quarantine and propagation, and 15 years later Laflin received one of the first allotments. The offshoots thrived in this soil, and when he sampled the fruit six years later, the luscious flavor and texture hooked him immediately. Ben’s favorite line was "A well-kept date garden is a majestic sight."

Oasis Date Gardens was acquired in 1997, by the Nielsen and Freimuth families who specialized in the growing of Organically Certified Medjool Dates for 15 years.

Today, Oasis Date Gardens is a 175-acre producing date ranch, home of the superb King Medjool Date and many other interesting and delicious date varieties. Oasis Date Gardens was purchased by Woodspur Farms in 2014.



Black Laflin Date Health Benefits


Health benefits of dates:

This date palm tree fruit variety is grown in the Coachella Valley, USA, certified organic, and has all the health benefits of dates:

        • Heart Healthy
        • Adds sweetness to foods without added sugars
        • Contains vitamins and minerals
        • Cholesterol free food
        • Good Source of fiber
        • Natural antioxidant polyphenols
        • 50% more potassium, by weight, than bananas
        • Improve taste, texture, and consistency of food products
        • Equal parts fructose and glucose
        • Free of sodium
        • Healthy alternative to refined sugars




Black Laflin dates are harvested in the ripe stage, Tamr.

Date Palm Tree Harvest Timeline




Vitamins in Dates
Minerals in Dates
Thiamin (vitamin B1) helps to turn food into energy to keep the nervous system healthy.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is a vitamin that is needed for growth and overall good health. It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy, and it allows oxygen to be used by the body. It is important for body growth. It helps in red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Vitamin B6 is important for normal brain development and for keeping the nervous system and immune system healthy.
Niacin (vitamin B3) helps keep your nervous system, digestive system and skin healthy.
Biotin (vitamin B7) like other B vitamins, helps your body use enzymes and carry nutrients throughout the body. Biotin helps strengthen hair and nails, and is found in many cosmetic products for hair and skin.
Pantothenic (vitamin B5) acid helps the body utilize carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. It is also important for maintaining healthy skin.


      • GLOBAL G.A.P
      • HALAL
      • VEGAN
      • KOSHER

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