Medjool dates are natives of Morocco, the jewels of the date world, tasting of caramel and honey, A dessert date, Medjools were saved for royalty and special guests. They are a soft date that comes in the ripeness stage known as tamar (ripe, sun-dried). A connoisseur suggests simply letting the date melt on you tongue without chewing for a few minutes to appreciate its flavors. In 1920 when a blight threatened their palms the Chariff sent 11 palms to the Bard Valley in CA to ensure the lineage - their offspring now supply the US dates.
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