Monday, September 6, 2010

From Red To Brown


Our dates are being harvested early this year and a neighbour sent us probably about 10 kg of lovely Zaghloul dates still on the branches. We picked them off, put them into bags and have filled an entire fridge with them. Right now most of them are a deep dark wine red, but even in the cold, they will gradually darken, soften, and ferment....becoming the dates that people outside of the Middle East are more accustomed to.

5 comments:

Dindin MK said...

i love date too...
We usually eat this fruit, for breaking the fast.

it's sweet! :)

Leeds Daily Photo - Paul said...

I thought they looked a bit like dates. Though it has been many long years since I was anywhere where you might see fresh dates. I like dates, not had any of late though, must get some.

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

Yummy! What I wouldn't give for some dates soaked in milk right now...

Shammickite said...

Lovely, I wish I had some ripe dates in front of me right now!

Star said...

They look so tasty!