For any of you living in Australia, I have a contact for fresh Bahri dates, that look like this:
The date farm is in Western Australia, but they post all over Australia.
The season will be starting fairly soon.
We got a box last year and they are terrific, not dried at all.
They go from yellow to translucent toffee brown , when fully ripe.
The farm also sell Medjool dates, but these are partially dried.
If anyone is interested, I can give you the guy's phone number, so you can get your orders in.
The Bahri's are about $36 for a 3kg box, plus postage.
Love and peace ♥XX