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Little History on Dates
were cultivated in ancient land from Mesopotamia
to prehistoric Egypt, possibly as early as 6000
BC. Then, as now, dates were a staple for the
natives of those dry regions. Much later, Arabs
spread dates around northern Africa, and dates
were introduced into California by the Spaniards
in 1765, around Mission San Ignacio.
date prefers dry, hot climates, because date fruits
are injured at temperatures of 20°F, and the
damp climate of the California coast was not favorable
for fruit production. In the mid-1800s, the date
industry developed in California's hot interior
valleys and in Arizona. Now the date industry
in the United States is localized mostly in the
Coachella Valley, where the sandy soils permit
the plants to be deeply irrigated. Today the new
varieties, mostly introduced in this century,
produce about 40 million pounds of dates per annum,
or over 60% of the dates consumed in this country.
The rest are imported mainly from Persia.