A smaller semi-soft date rich in flavor and ideal for snacking and cooking.
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Halawi (Halawy) means "sweet" in Arabic, and these are some of the first mature (tamar) dates we pick in September. They have an amber color, with a flavor reminiscent of a caramel, our personal favorite. Great as is, or dabbed in cream cheese, yogurt, or sour cream. Halawis also have a superb flavor for cooking.
Our palms are descended from a palm on the property when we bought it in 1977. That palm is probably descended from palms imported from southern Iraq, then in the Ottoman Empire, to Callifornia by Paul Popenoe in 1913. The fruit keeps well when stored in a cool, dry area, and of course in the fridge or freezer. *Our Seedling Halawi (which we call "Mariana) is similar to a true halawi. We sell most of these in the khalal stage when they begin to ripen in August. ... We began picking the true Halawi 8/29/14, Palms with smaller and dryer fruit for Our "bargain boxes" ,firmer tamar fruit, like a chewy little caramel, great for pocket food, hiking, biking, for the car or a desk at school or work. . Our softer fruit will be ready this month. Our halawis have won many first prize blue ribbons at the National Date Festival in Indio. Our fully ripened Marianas are soft and medium soft, rutab and tamar, good size (9/3/14). RAW FOODS/ fruit never frozen, available in the bargain boxes, during harvest season, September and October.
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