Most Australian date lovers are familiar with this large, fleshy, juicy date.
Originating from Morocco, but grown near Alice Springs for us, the flavour is sweet, mildly rich and smooth and the fruit is deep brown, moderately wrinkled and translucent. Medjool dates are a fantastic eating date and also great in smoothies or cooking as they are easy to pit and puree.
These are hand picked one at a time by the team at Desert Fruit Company, then solar dried and graded to produce the perfect snack.
Desert Fruit Company
Ben and his regular crew plus volunteers run the Desert Fruit Company, 70km southeast of Alice Springs.
The DFC is owned by a co-op of seven souls who are committed to growing dates and other suitable dryland fruits using organic methods. They grow 15 varieties of Dates including the Medjools and Barhee that we are stocking. Each variety is lovingly tended by hand to produce high quality fruit that is even exported to the Middle East.
2018 has seen a milestone reached with all bore irrigation now run on solar power. That's great news for a co-op that watches every drop of water, and uses biological fertilizers and aims to improve their soil quality each year.
||Ecological - Uncertified
||Natural, Chemical free