A Christmas Gift of Medjouls

December 5, 2022
Whether you call them Medjoul dates or Medjool dates, these rich succulent fruits from Palestine make an ideal Christmas gift. They’re also delicious on a festive cheese board, and a healthy snack with a cup of coffee if your festive spirit flags a little.

Grown in the Jordan Valley on Palestinian owned farms, our Medjoul dates boast a luxurious, succulent texture and a caramel flavour. It’s no wonder they won a Great Taste Award!

The Medjouls are harvested in Palestine during October, once the fruit have ripened. This year’s harvest was bountiful which means the producers have large volumes of Medjouls to share with the growing international market. You can help to support the producers by choosing to buy Medjoul dates from Palestine for Christmas this year.

Zaytoun Medjoul dates are available to buy online, and in High Street shops including Oxfam, Planet Organic and Whole Foods Market. Check our stockist map for your nearest Zaytoun stockist.


Great Tasting, ethically-sourced products

Our Medjoul dates are ethically sourced from Palestinian-owned farms in Jericho. They boast a luxurious, succulent texture and a caramel flavour.

A company with a mission

Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience of Palestinian producing communities through fair trade. We reinvest 100% of our profits into furthering that mission.

Fair trade provides a vital source of income for Palestinian growers in the Jordan Valley. For these growers, growing export markets for their produce supports them to retain their lands which are under daily threat from a military occupation and expanding illegal settlements.


Our regular visits to Palestine enable us to work closely with Palestinian growers and supply chains with whom we have established long-term relationships.

medjoul date producer, Fayez El Anouz

Fayez El Anouz is a Medjoul date producer in the Jordan Valley, Palestine. He’s been growing Medjouls for over 20 years, and has 400 tall palms which produce rich, succulent dates.

The dry heat of the Jordan Valley’s climate is suited to Medjoul date farming, and Abu Fares’ trees produce a bountiful yield. Most of these are sold for export to international markets, and some he sells locally.

The Medjoul date sector has become important to the economy in Palestine. It also offers local employment opportunities to Palestinian people who would otherwise be obliged to seek work on nearby illegal settlements or travel to Israel.

Read more about this year’s harvest.

Medjoul date recipes

A plant-based smoothie sweetened with our fudgy Medjoul dates and flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. A delicious and nutritious…
Sweet and crunchy Fairtrade almond cookies sandwiched together with a homemade coffee Medjoul date caramel all dipped in rich dark…
Made with our fudgy Medjouls, these flapjacks are fiendishly more-ish and will make you the hero of any get-together. Delicious…

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