The Palm Tree
Phoenix dactylifera, the botanical name of the palm tree, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. a variety especially popular in tropical areas of the globe, belongs to the Palmaceae family: it is a plant with a variable height, which can reach up to 30 meters and produce on average up to 50 kilos of dates per year.
Although the precise place of origin is uncertain, it probably originated from the Fertile Crescent region straddling between Egypt and Mesoptamia, that in modern days roughly corresponds to most of Iraq, Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish–Syrian and Iran–Iraq borders.
Palm trees in Saudi Arabia produce a vast variety of dates that are among the most delicious and valuable in the world, thanks to the excellent climatic conditions during all seasons of the year with more than 350 types characterized by extremely varied organoleptic qualities, of sweetness, consistency, texture, color, and flavor. The Mission of Sapori del Deserto is to make “The meeting of tastes” that our Palm Dates are known for in the western world, through indulging the finest Palm Dates with the well-known highest quality Italian Espresso, drawing a captivating picture combining the sweet rich taste in Dates, with the distinctive enthralling coffee aroma. Thanks to our knowledge of the Arabian Peninsula and of the best local Saudi producers, we can ensure our customers a very high and constant quality standards.