Dates Palm Date
Evergreen – Never Sheds All of Its Foliage.
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Low Watering – Requires Little Water.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Sow from seed: Soak seed for 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers. Germination usually takes place in 2 – 3 months. You will need a male and female tree for fruit production.
Division: Palms produce low growths off the trunk base called offsets, or pups. Offsets are divided away from the parent plant and started in a prepared bed or pot of sand mixed with some topsoil. Date palm offsets will not be mature and ready to produce fruit for up to 12 years.
Fertilize once a year with a fertilizer high in potassium in early spring.
Dates are oval-cylindrical, ranging from bright red to bright yellow in colour, depending on the variety. Containing high sugar percentage by mass when dried, dates are a very sweet fruit.
8-10 months for the fruit to ripen.
- Botanical name: Phoenix dactylifera
- Common name(s): Dates, Palm Date
- Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Date Palm is an evergreen, flowering palm. The short trunk has suckers at the base. The leaves are long, with spines on the petiole. The fruits are oval-cylindrical and bright red to yellow when ripe.
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Phoenix dactylifera requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.