How long have you been growing dates?
Our farms have done so for the last 20 years
How long does it take to grow a date tree?
A date tree can live many years however it takes a date palm four to five years to bear fruit. During these early years the quantity of dates produced is less, but commercially viable production could take from 7 - 10 years
What do you feed the tree?
Organic fertilizer (animal manure mixed with date palm waste) and lots and lots of water!
Why are some of the date’s skin flaking off?
There are many reasons for this including pre-harvest. However the main reason is during harvest. If sufficient labour is available during harvest then the majority of fruits are picked at optimal time ensuring optimal quality of fruit. However this is not always possible and some trees / fruits are picked later than ideal timing and that is when skin starts to break.
How are they packaged?
They are stored in 10kg boxes until packaged for sale in whatever packaging is required (1kg, 500gram, 3kg, 5kg etc etc)
What is the dates shelf life?
Depends on the variety. Most varieties can survive months on the shelf (in a relatively dry cool space).
What are the details for delivery
We offer next day delivery from Tuesday to Saturday tracked to England, Wales & Scotland only.
Delivery is £3.95 and free delivery on orders above £30.
How are the date sizes determined?
By age of the tree, and when it is harvested
What quality checks do you have to inspect the dates?
The health of both the trees and dates are constantly checked at all stages by both operations team (farm side pre-harvest) and factory team (post-harvest, factory and cold storage).
What are the living conditions of the workers?
Workers live on site in accommodation with cooking facilities, sports / exercise areas and on site health services
Do you pay your workers fairly?
Emphatically YES! In fact, workers are paid above market rate and are further entitled to overtime anytime they work more than 8 hours a day