Medjool dates demand a very specific set of growing conditions where high heat, low humidity and plentiful water meet. Lucky for you, we found the perfect location within a 150-square-mile radius at the intersection of Arizona, California and Mexico.
Bathed in sunshine and nourished by the Colorado River, Bard Valley is home to America's favorite Medjool date.
Today, Natural Delights® is distributed around the world and is the nation's #1 Medjool Date brand.
Date palms are propogated from other dates shoots, not from seeds.
Each Medjool date growing season is a six-month process of meticulous care for our date palms that produces the incredibly plump and flavorful fruit that Natural Delights is known for.
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Gus Nuñez spent his younger years helping his father, Isabel Nuñez, in the beautiful date gardens where he found his passion. For decades, the Nuñez family has worked to grow Imperial Date Gardens to the largest Medjool producing farm in the US.
Spurred on by the desire to provide opportunities in the community today, Imperial Date Gardens employs thousands of employees every year and produces some of the finest Medjool dates in the world.
Dave Nelson embodies the character of a dedicated farmer. His passion for Medjool dates, the soil, and the purity of the farming life run deep, going back to his teen years working at a Bard Valley date ranch.
In 1975, using his car as collateral, Dave and his brothers scraped together a down payment for their own date grove. Realizing the power of teamwork, the Nelson Brothers would become founding members of the Bard Valley Date Growers Association.
Owned and operated by the Jessen family, Bard Date Company combines a respect for tradition with a passion for innovation. Taking advantage of the Bard Valley micro-climate extending some 40 miles south along the Colorado river, Dave's innovative approach to farming has resulted in year over year increases in Medjool dates - allowing more consumers than ever to experience this unique fruit.
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