The Abada is an American variety of date that was discovered in Brawley California in 1938. Unlike most other variety of dates like the Deglet, or the Medjul, the Abada is only grown in Southern California. The Abada is a very rare date, and it is estimated that there are less than 100 producing palms in the entire world. We currently have 5 producing Abada palms on the farm, and a few offshoots.
The Abada is a black date, oblong in shape, and semi soft. when they are in the Khalal stage they are a deep red color, and very pretty. Although they are not well known, they do have a loyal following.
The problem with Abada is they do not lend themselves well to mass cultivation, as they are difficult to pollinate, they don't rippen very unifom, and tend to smash if not picked gently. With these drawbacks I don't foresee the Abada ever being cultivated on a large scale, but that does not mean they are not a tasty date.
You can purchase the Abada, and other variety of dates on our mail order page, or by visiting the farm.