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A picture of a Date Palm Tree

Date Palm Tree

Phoenix dactylifera

Also known as

Date, Date palm, Palm

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Harvest fruit when colored and ripe.

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Date Palm Tree Overview

Date palms are well-known for their sweet fruit. It was a staple food in Middle East and Indus Valley for thousands of years. Fossils have been found indicating palm trees were growing on the earth for 50million years already!!! It is a well-known palm tree that traveled over the whole world for the love of the sweet fruit - often dried or depitted and kept for long times.

Common problems with Date Palm Tree

Birds love the fruit!

How to propagate Date Palm Tree


Seed wil produce half male and half female seedlings with only the females producing fruit in the future.


Cuttings from a known female plant is the preferred method for date growers.

Special features of Date Palm Tree

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Palm trees can survive dry deserts!

Other uses of Date Palm Tree

Raw material, culinary, fruit, food


The sweet date fruit is a favourite to many !


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