Over 50% tight skin.
Some skin blemishes.
20 to 25 dates per pound.
Fancy grade Medjools are various sizes that may have some loose or broken skins and will be a little drier.
Fresh California dates are considered by many consumers to be dried fruit. Not so, dates are a dry fruit, not dried. California dates are the naturally lowest moisture whole fruit grown in the arid desert. While most fruits range from 75 to 95 percent moisture, fresh whole dates are less than 30 percent moisture; making them Nature’s only naturally dry fruit.