Friday, June 12, 2009

WELCOME TO THE GREAT DATES OF SAUDI ARABIA
















From region to region, the most popular dates include khlas, khunaizi, bukayyirah, gharr, shaishiruzaiz in the Eastern Province, and nubout sayf, sufri, barhi, sukkari, sullaj and khudhairi in Qasim and the rest of the Central Province. In the west, including Madinah, people mainly favor ‘anbara, ‘ajwah, rothanah, baidh, rabi‘ah, barhi, hilwah, hulayyah, safawi, shalabi and sukkari.

Part of the reason that people in each region consider their own dates the best is because horticultural practices, soil, water and climate favor different dates in different areas. For example, the sukkari dates in al-Hasa are very good, but as a general rule, they are not considered quite as good as the sukkari dates from Qasim or Madinah.





Varieties of dates in the Kingdom

Ref: Saudi Aramco World


14 comments:

Attar said...

Super tamessss, Kuya Bay!

KaboReal said...

Ang sarap sa shahi!

RonRon said...

Sawa na naman tayo sa dates. Diabetes.... diabetesss....

Bay Martin said...

@ Arthur,

Iba na ang spelling ng name mo ha! Yes, the sugar content is 98%. But it does help at nakakaastig talaga.

Bay Martin said...

Hi Kabo,

Kasama ka ba sa nahuli sa Buraidah ha ha ha!!!

Dates and cups of tea match!

Bay Martin said...

@ Ron,

The yellow varieties ay di masyadong matamis. The red ones super tamis! Have you ever tried the green variety? They are not sold commercially!

Eric said...

Wow na wow naman ang dates! Malapit nang mahinog!

Bay Martin said...

Dates will soon flood the souks!

Monica said...

T2 Bay I like the read variety! But dates are very sweet!

HyunKim said...

Very interesting pics!

Bore said...

Have you seen the palm date trees along Aziziyah road, they are longer and bigger!

Mon said...

Yes, here they come! Super diabetic ang dating ngekkkk!!!

Jose said...

I'll go for the green variety, super sarap at di masyadong matamis. Kakaiba!

CarloV said...

What is the best date, T2 Bay?