Two centuries of tradition
Kartago Dates is the inheritor of an ancestral tradition left to it by generation in the Horchani family who has grown several varieties of thousand-year-old dates for more than two centuries.
It is a familly-owned and managed company which has been founded upon the establishment of the largest plantation of date palms in the Tunisian Sahara, located in the valley of Saba Abar, in the heart of Djerid Oasis.
Kartago dates are absolutely unique in terms of appearance, taste smell and quality, which ranks them, today, as the best in the world.
The Djerid Oasis
The Djerid in southern Tunisia with its many oases over the breath-taking rugged landscape, is one of the oldest inhabited regions in the low Sahara. A field of beautiful palm groves which owes the reputation of their health to the green oasis, spread out along Chott-el-Jerid. Their existence is linked to the spread of springs whose water allowed the expansion of irrigation in Tozeur, Nefta, Hammamet and the production of high-quality dates.
When tradition meets modernity
Kartago dates processing units are fitted with sophisticated and ultra modern equipment wich treats every year millions of tons of the highest quality dates in the world, and a farming unit that looks after pollinating the dates, irrigating them and picking them manually. Theses dates are then exported to many countries throughout all the five continents. First, the dates are treated and selected, and then they are stored in cold rooms with a total storage capacity of more than 22M lbs.
Annual Production Capacities
The Horchani family, as one of the largest growers of dates in the world, exports every year over 26.5M pounds of sweet and pleasantly aromatic dates to more than 50 countries in all five continents.
As a company, Kartago’s reputation relies primarily on the ultra modern equipment of its industrial processing facilities and its high quality standards. All the facilities are certified BRC, ISF, ISO, Global Gap, Social Smeta, Kosher and Organic.
Guaranteeing a strict quality control at all stages of production remains our first and ultimate objective. Our facilities are certified ISO 9001 and 22000, HACCP, BRC, IFS, Kosher, Hallal, ECOCERT, BIO SUISSE, NOP and Sedex Smeta
Kartago dates is very conscious on how its activity affects the region. That’s why it strives to reduce its energy consumption as low as possible by using solar panels, water purification and high efficient equipment. Kartago dates is aslo the main employer in the degache town employing directly and inditectly over a 1000 workers from farmers to highly qualified engineers.