About Dates

Aseel Date Fruit

Pakistan is known for being one of the largest producers of dates worldwide, with over 250 varieties of dates grown in the country. The country’s ideal climate, fertile soil, and suitable growing conditions make it an excellent place for date cultivation. Dates palms are grown in all four provinces of Pakistan, with Sindh and Baluchistan being the leading producers of multiple varieties of dates.

The different types of dates grown in Pakistan include Aseel Dates, Fasli Dates, Begum Jangi (BJ) Dates, Khahraba (Carba) Dates, Rabbi or Baluchistan Rabbi (BR) Dates, Halawi Dates, Zahidi Dates, and Dhakki Dates. Each of these varieties has its unique characteristics, including taste, color, texture, and moisture content.

Pakistan’s date industry produces a wide range of date products, including pitted dates, diced/chopped dates, decapped dates, date paste, macerated dates, block-pressed dates, dates energy bars, and stuffed dates with nuts like almond, pistachio, walnuts, and peanuts. These products are produced at processing plants throughout Pakistan and are exported to various countries worldwide.

Pakistan’s date industry is a significant contributor to the country’s economy, and its diverse range of dates offers a variety of flavors and textures for people to enjoy. The industry’s capacity to produce a wide range of date products for export makes it a major player in the global dates market.