|Common Name||Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm,khajoor,|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feetSpread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet|
Planting And Care
After planting date palms, you will need to follow good date palm tree care. In addition to irrigation and support, palms need good nutrient management and pest and disease control.
Manure makes an excellent fertilizer in early spring.
You can also use a palm tree fertilizer high in potassium.
Watch for pests and disease and deal with them quickly as they arise.
Once trees are established, you will rarely need to water them.
Date palms prefer dry soil and excess moisture can inhibit growth.
Keep weeds and turf away from the base in a radius of five feet.
In areas where production is possible, thin fruit by one-half.
This increases the size of fruit and ensures a crop the next year.
Tie the ripening clusters to an adjacent branch for support and use netting to protect the fruit from birds.
Date Palm Care
Date palms require well-drained deep sandy loam soils with pH 8-11. The soil should have the ability to hold the moisture. the soil should also be free from calcium carbonate.
|Soil||Date palms require well-drained deep sandy loam soils with pH 8-11. The soil should have the ability to hold the moisture. the soil should also be free from calcium carbonate|
|Temperature||Date palm growing requires temperatures above 20 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 C.) to survive. Pollination takes place at 95 degrees (35 C.) and fruits need dry, hot temperatures with warm nights.|
|Fertilizer||Add a general-purpose fertilizer before planting if the soil is poor. After the flowers have died off, cut the plant back to about six inches. Then add some general-purpose fertilizer. This will promote new growth and a second bloom.|
Date Palm Special Feature
deer resistant-aggressive-invasive fragrant
Date Palm Uses
- Where craft traditions still thrive, such as in Oman, the palm tree is the most versatile of all indigenous plants, and virtually every part of the tree is utilized to make functional items ranging from rope and baskets to beehives, fishing boats, and traditional dwellings
- the fruit is eaten called khajoor
- syrup or jam is made from its fruit