Due to concern of an outbreak of Bayoud disease in the USA, the trees were not planted in California or Arizona as were the other varieties, but rather were grown in quarantine in Nevada. Then in 1935 the 9 surviving trees (two were dug up by a dog shortly after being planted) and their offshoots were allowed to leave quarantine, and the cultivation of the Medjul in the US started, and it soon became the most popular date in the US.
The Medjul as stated before is a very large date. It has a reddish brown color when ripe, and is classified as a soft variety, although it is tougher than other soft varieties like the Barhi. The Medjuls are ready in mid September, and will be picked until November. They will be available for mail order, or at the farm at this time. If you wish to learn more about our dates please contact us at the e-mail address listed on the contact page.