Riverland Date Garden


  • Are we Organic certified: - No we are not organic certified, would say I am more a sustainable farmer - with no major pests or diseases we don't need to spray any chemicals onto the fruit/trees  - in the Riverland, South Australia we don't have any of the pests or diseases that are associated with major Date producing countries worldwide.  Only time we have had to spray the trees is with copper to combat a fungal disease in young palms.


  • When is the date season: Our date harvest at this stage from end of February slowing down in May  - our predominant variety is the Barhee - which you can eat in the fresh yellow (khalal stage) and in the soft, moist (rutab stage), Medjool and Khadrawy.


  •  Storing Dates: For long term storage - best to freeze dates in sealed container - immediate use (week) needs store in breathable container (depending on weather conditions) on your kitchen table or in refridgerator