Saudi Arabia produces more dates than any other country in the world and they are the finest dates at that. The Palm date tree is nothing less than amazing it is the proud symbol on the Saudi flag after all. The Kingdom is home to over 40 varieties of dates. Date Palms produce fruit for over 70 years and offer about 400 pounds of fruit per season. Prophet Muhammad Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam said “There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.” [Book #65, Hadith #359]
Here is an expat worker unloading fresh dates from his truck by the boxes to sell in front of the mosque next our home. Dates are always popular but especially during Ramadan. People buy boxes and boxes at a time.