a Medjool Date Farm Sanctuary
The Number One Grower of Delicious Organic Medjool Dates
Based in historic Yuma Arizona, also known as “The Sunniest City on Earth” by The Guinness Book of World Records, we farm every desert acre using advanced environmentally friendly cultural practices and with only organic materials. With the desert sun ripening the dates to perfection and with our farming team handling each date with care without rough mechanical processes, we produce the finest tastiest organic Medjool Dates.
19438 S Ave. A - P.O. Box 459 Somerton, Arizona 85350 | email@example.com | (928) 304.7889
Date palms were first planted on our ranches in the early 1970s. The date palms, which can get to over fifty feet in height, naturally produce offshoots and many of these offshoots were planted on neighboring farms. Today The Yumi Date Company consists of large desert farms in the Yuma Arizona and Bard California regions, all planted with Medjool Date Palms.
At Yumi we grow Medjool Dates the right way
The climate conditions are ideal for growing the highest quality Medjool Dates in the world. Our dates are farmed and cared for by a committed operating and farming team that ranges from twenty five employees during the off season to fifteen hundred during the harvest in the fall.
All our ranches are equipped with microjet irrigation to minimize water usage and we farm under the most rigorous organic farming certification practices. Our farms are either USDA Certified Organic or are in transition to Certification.
The date is one of the oldest cultured tree crops, with records showing that in Mesopotamia, it was cultivated more than 5,000 years ago. This valuable food helped sustain desert peoples and nomadic wanderers of the Middle East and North Africa.
The date was introduced to the western hemisphere by Spanish missionaries, who planted date seeds around the missions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A few of the original palms or their off shoots are still found in Southern California and Mexico.
The Medjool originates in Morocco. It was introduced into the United States in 1927; the eleven original shoots were placed in quarantine for seven years in Needles California. Nine plants survived, and in 1935 they were located to Southern California. Twenty-four off shoots of those original trees were planted in the Bard Valley, in 1944, by Stanley Dillman, date pioneer in the region.
The Medjool is the only variety of date that is picked fresh and eaten fresh. Medjool, because they are fresh, are the most labor-intensive date to grow and harvest.
THE MEDJOOL DATE
Harvesting begins in September and we will have fresh hand picked delicious Yumi Dates at that time. Let us know your email and we will keep you up to date on the harvest and availability of Yumi Medjool Dates.