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Frequently Asked Questions about Dates:

What do Dates Taste Like?
Dried dates are wrinkled outside, but sweet, delicious and sticky inside. They have flavor examples: chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, honey, nuts

When are dates harvested?
We harvest our dates between October through December depending on the variety.

Which are the driest date varieties?
The Thoory and Kway are the driest varieties. The Thoory date is firm with a sweet, cashew-like flavor; while the Kway has the same texture with a toasty flavor profile.

Which are the softest date varieties?

The King Medjool and Barhi Date Fruit are the softest varieties. King Medjool dates are big and luxurious; Barhi dates are creamy with a caramel-like flavor.

    How many date varieties do you offer?
    Our date selection consists of over 16 varieties. That's a lotta Dates!

    Can you eat fresh dates?
    Yes, you can eat fresh dates just as they are! Date fruits are great as a snack; or with a cup of coffee or mug of tea alongside to cut the sweetness. There are many ways to enjoy fresh dates. You can add them to your sweet or savory dishes and desserts. You can cook them down with enough moisture and make a great filling for filled sugar cookies or bread pudding instead of raisins.


    Are Dates a good source of antioxidants?
    All of them – fresh or dried – contain different types of antioxidants. Fresh dates contain carotenoids and anthocyanins, while dried dates are full of polyphenols.


    How do dates ripen?
    Dates are actually ripened in four stages. These stages are typically known by their Arabic names: kimri (green and unripe), khalal (ripe and crunchy), rhutab (ripe and soft), and tamr (ripe and sun-dried).

    Stages of date fruit
    What does a Date Palm look like?
    The date palm can grow up to 75 feet tall. Its stem is marked with the pruned stubs of old leaf bases that end in a crown of beautiful pinnate leaves about 16 feet long. It's fruit bunches protrude from top of the tree and hang down around the beginning of the palm leaves. Leaves are typically green in color and the stem is typically brown in color. Fruit bunches are characterized by a combination of white, off-white, or yellow vines with date fruit at the end that varies in color depending on the variant of date fruit. 

    Date Palm Tree


    What is the shelf life of dates?
    The shelf life of Date Fruit is: 70° F - Ambient 4-6 Months; 45° F - Refrigeration 6-9 Months; -5° F - Frozen 15-20 Months.

    Are dates raw?
    Yes, Oasis dates are naturally sun dried, raw, and grown the Organic way in our California farms.


    Why are my dates covered in sugar specs?
    Sugar within the fruit sometimes migrates through osmosis from inside to the outside causing white specs on the surface. You can revert the sugar back into the dates easily. Just soak your date fruit in hot water or your favorite milk. Soaking the dates returns lost moisture to the fruit and softens the flesh, leaving them with the same super-sweet flavor!


    Are Oasis Dates Certified?
    Yes, Oasis dates are Certified Organic, Global G.A.P, Gluten-Free, Halal, Vegan and Kosher.

    Oasis Date Certifications

    Do you offer international shipping?
    Yes, please view our shipping policy:

    How do I make changes to my order?
    See our Perishable Item Returns Policy or contact customer service for assistance:

    What is your Return Policy?
    See our Perishable Item Returns Policy or contact customer service for assistance:

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    Oasis Date Gardens Rewards Program:

    Oasis Date Gardens has so many amazing and loyal customers so we decided it's time to truly give back. We have implemented a brand new rewards program and we are so excited about it!

    Our rewards program offers different ways of earning and redeeming points for discounts and even free dates! To enroll simply create an account and click the rewards tab to view your points and rewards.

    Rewards Points Redemption:

    As a member of the Oasis Date Gardens Rewards Program, you will receive points, which are subject to change at any time. Points and rewards can be redeemed online for products and have no cash value. You cannot give or transfer points and rewards to anyone else. The program is subject to modification, cancellation, or limitation at Oasis Date Gardens’ discretion, with or without notice.

    Program Agreement:

    Rewards points balance will be correspondingly adjusted for any returns or refunds. Rewards are nontransferable and are subject to present and future program rules.

    In situations involving errors or misuse of the program, we specifically reserve the right to freeze an account and stop future redemption of reward points issued to those accounts.

    In the case of fraud or abuse involving the Rewards Program Oasis Date Gardens has the right to take appropriate administrative and/or legal action, including but not limited to revocation/cancellation of any reward and/or termination of your Rewards Program eligibility, and all points earned through the Rewards Program may be forfeited and your Rewards program account closed.

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