Storing Dates

I recently purchased a 5# box of Medjool Dates and wondering how to properly store them

without going bad or drying out.

Thanks so much!


  • I keep mine in the fridge. they seem just fine... though its rare they last long enough to go bad. ^_^

  • I just put my 5# jumbo medjool (bought on ebay, excellent product) in 2 liter plastic jars and they should be fine. I buy dates all the time and I know they last a month in the cabinet but I don't usually have them that long. They're find in the fridge but I don't like how tough they get so I don't usually put them in the frig.

    You can always dry them in the dehydrator

  • Basically, you want to maintain 1) enzymes, and 2) moisture

    1) maintain enzymes by keeping cool, i.e. refrigerator

    2) maintain moisture by keeping in airtight container. I keep mine in ziplock bags with the air squeezed out. Probably any such container will work fine.

  • I did keep mine in the fridge last time and they dried out. I was afraid if I left them out they would spoil somehow.

    I use them mostly in my smoothie and only 1 or 2 and not every day - I"m afraid I'll gain weight.

    ItVeganAt Genesis which brand are you purchasing off Ebay? I'm currently paying $25-28 for a 5# box.

    Thank you so much to all of you for responding. This site has been a blessing to me.


    The company is called Fernandez Dates. This was my first time puchasing from them.I usually by deglet dates by Woodstock Farms (Mmmmm) but medjool are my favorites. I didn't mean to purchase the jumbo (too big and buttery tasting), I just wanted regular size dates but that's still an awesome deal.

  • The date guy at my farmers market says about six months in the fridge.

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