China Ranch Date Farm
China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer.
Holiday gift idea!
Treat your family and friends to a special and wholesome surprise this festive season with China Ranch Date Farm's exquisite date samplers. Now back in stock, our 2.5 and 5 pound assortments are brimming with the freshest dates. Don't miss out – place your order now for these delightful holiday treats!
What We Offer
Gift Shop & Bakery
Discover the China Ranch Date Farm gift shop and bakery, a place where you can find locally-grown dates and baked goods. It's a unique spot that offers a taste of the desert's bounty and...
All About Dates
The date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) was first imported on a large scale into the U.S. in the 1890's. Large plantings were done in the lower Colorado River desert areas of California and Arizona...
China Ranch Date Farm offers a variety of Phoenix dactylifera, the classic date palm, ideal for adding a touch of arid elegance to any landscape. These hardy trees are sold directly from the fields, promising natural resilience and beauty for...
Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of a desert oasis. Here, amidst the arid landscapes, you'll find a myriad of captivating experiences waiting to unfold...
Explore China Ranch
China Ranch Date Farm is a testament to the beauty and resilience of life in the desert. It's a place where nature, history, and opportunities to explore offers an extraordinary experience for all who venture here...
The history of China Ranch Date Farm is a fascinating tale that spans over a century, blending elements of agriculture, mining, and the enduring spirit of its founders. The area now known as China Ranch was originally settled by Chinese laborers who came to California to work on the construction...
Get to Know Us
The Ranch is also rich in history. The Old Spanish Trail is within walking distance, as is the historic Tonopah & Tidewater railroad bed. Hike to nearby abandoned mines if you wish, or just relax and browse through our store.
We offer several varieties of California dates as well as our own hybrids. Try some delicious date nut bread, muffins or cookies, or take home one of our unique hand-crafted gifts.
We are not a resort or tourist development, but rather a working family farm in a truly unusual setting. We are located 85 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada, off Highway 127 en route to Death Valley National Park. Camping, motels and free natural hot mineral baths are available in nearby Tecopa Hot Springs and Shoshone.