Floyd and Bess Shields started the Shields Date Garden back in 1924. The garden is located in Coachella Valley, which is known as the date capital of the world because 95% of dates are grown there. Shields was a pioneer in the date business and created his own varieties of the fruit. His famous “Blonde” and “Brunette” dates are exclusive to the Shields Date Garden and are not grown anywhere else in the world. Watch Mr. Shields talk about his favorite subject in his 1951 film that runs continuously during store hours. You can purchase the DVD and other souvenirs at their ranch store.
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