We are proud to offer Black Sphinx Dates for the past 60 years. In fact, our business was named after this local delicacy when founded back in the 1950's! Packaged in one pound aerated containers with moisture control. Refrigerate upon arrival.
This hybrid date spontaneously appeared during the 1920's in the early date farming days of Phoenix. Smaller, sweeter, with a thinner skin than Medjool Dates, Black Sphinx Dates are only found in Arizona, primarily in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. Black Sphinx have been identified as an Ark of Taste food by Slow Food USA. The Ark of Taste program includes over 200 delicious foods that are at risk of extinction. There are presently less than 200 trees producing these dates for the marketplace.Learn More$11.25
Khadrawy are smaller than Medjool Dates with a milder, less sweet flavor.
In the 1960s the Sphinx Date Ranch packing plant and store on Lafayette were moved to a nearby grove on Camelback Road across from the Royal Palms Inn. Here we would operate until the mid-1970s. The property was the original home of the Shalimar Date Gardens. Sphinx would partner with Shalimar over the next 15 years or so to bring to the Valley local grown dates and specialties. We are excited to partner with local farmer Hassena (www.vermilove.com) and the homeowners to bring you Khadrawy Dates from this original grove.Learn More