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The History of Medjool Dates

The King of Dates stems from Moroccan palms grown almost 6,000 B.C. This prized fruit was coveted throughout history due to its difficult and labor-intensive cultivation process. Once reserved for Moroccan royalty, the Medjool date gained the moniker “The King of Dates” hundreds of years ago and was regarded as a precious delicacy, remaining so till today. It wasn’t until 1927, when disease destroyed much of Morocco’s crops, that Medjool shoots were planted in other parts of the world – most predominantly in the US and across the Middle East – flourishing tremendously in the Jordan Valley and Southern California.


Medjool dates are delightfully moist with tastes of rich caramel, hints of wild honey and a subtle touch of cinnamon. Medjool dates are best known for their large size and extraordinary texture.