Israel is very well known and gifted with amazing dates, and it is pretty obvious because it is easy to associate Israel and the hot climate to palm trees, on which most dates grow. Dates resemble royalty, besides that, date palms represent beauty, peace, and fertility. The date palm is believed to be the oldest fruit-bearing tree on our planet and is depicted in many ancient paintings and artifacts. As for Israel, in Ezekiel 47:12 in the old testament, date palm trees are described to be growing along the sandy river banks and used in many ways. Along with the other seven species of Israel, dates are one of the major exports in Israel, with the most popular Medjool date, which is considered the kind of all dates. The harvesting begins in July and ends in October, however in Israel dates can be bought all year round and are the highest sales are around the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Tu B'Shvat and Passover. Being the oldest fruit, super sweet and a great energy booster, it is definitely a great pride to Israel and another great reason to explore this small but ancient Mediterranean gem!