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AssortmentDates can be consumed in both fresh and dried types. Led by Egypt, Middle Eastern, West Asian, and North African countries grow the most fresh fruits of the date palm tree. 3 main cultivar groups of date exist: soft (e.g. 'Barhee', 'Halawy', 'Khadrawy', 'Medjool'), semi-dry (e.g. 'Dayri', ' Deglet Noor ', 'Zahdi'), and dry (e.g. 'Thoory').