5 DATE PALM seeds (Phoenix dactylifera)
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Date palm or Phoenix dactylifera is a palm tree of the Arecaceae family.
It is mainly grown for its fruit called dates.
It is the green plant of the relatively rustic Saharan oasis that resists temperatures of -12 ° C.
It is particularly majestic and resists drought very well.
Phoenix dactylifera is 10 to 15 meters tall.
Its orange fruit in autumn gives it a unique beauty.
Date palm seeds are elongated dark brown like those of apple cherimoya or barbados nut.
Date palm provides very energetic fruits.
More than 130 uses are identified with oasis populations.
The great palms of the Phoenix dactylifera provide a raw material for making various basketry items.
Sowing of date palm seeds:
Start by soaking Phoenix dactylifera seeds 24 to 48 hours in hot water and then bury them under 1 cm deep in small pots.
It is advisable to use a very draining substrate based on horticultural compost and sand or vermiculite.
Water copiously the date palm cultivation then leave it in a very hot and humid place at a temperature of 30 to 35 ° C.
The germination of date palm seeds can take 2 to 4 weeks on average.
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