Gurra Downs

Gurra Gurra, South Australia, Australia

Gurra Downs, owned and operated by the Reilly family, is a certified organic property growing 30 different varieties of date palms, many of which are not grown elsewhere in Australia.

The Reilly’s are passionate about keeping their soils and trees healthy to produce nutrient-rich food to help their customers stay well. They sell a  variety of fresh and dried date products via Farmhouse Direct online and post around Australia. They are excited to support and expand the date palm industry in Australia and have 20 years of experience in date genetics.

Gurra Downs operates a date palm nursery and works with new growers around Australia, supplying them with a mixed portfolio of propagated clonal material suited to their climate. The family farm also grows winegrapes, figs, pomegranates, and cactus. Gurra Downs offers a unique selection of tastes, colours, and textures from the date varieties they grow, and this is an exciting new industry to watch. 

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