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Botanical name

Phoenix dactylifera

Categories

Common name(s)

Dates Palm Date

Drought tolerance

High

Plant Care

Planting Instructions

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.

Maintenance

Fertilize once a year with a fertilizer high in potassium in early spring.

Fruit

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.

Harvest

8-10 months for the fruit to ripen.

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