Fresh date harvest commencesThis article was originally published in Foodnews
FRESH dates from the California desert are now being harvested. The California Date Commission says producers have been harvesting the Medjool variety, which is often eaten fresh. The cooking-variety date, the Deglet Noor, will be harvested at the start of October. The commission says the stateâ€™s farmers expect to harvest some 25 million lbs of dates, slightly up from last year.