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Dates

Dates

In Season: Primarily harvested in autumn Dates are the oldest known fruit cultivated by man. They are even mentioned in the Bible over 50 times! The sugary fruit grows on date palms, protected by 4- to 5-inch long thorns that can puncture truck tires with ease. Medjools, one of 30 different varieties of dates, were once grown exclusively for Moroccan royalty. When disease threatened to destroy the trees in 1927, eleven offshoots were sent to the United States to preserve this ultimate delicacy. For more information, please visit:
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