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Dhakki Date Palm

  • Scientific Name: Phoenix dactylifera
  • Common Name: Date Palm, Common Dates, Khaji, Khajoor, 
  • Description:  The date palm grows about 23 m tall. Its stem, strongly marked with the pruned stubs of old leaf bases, terminates in a crown of graceful, shining, pinnate leaves about 5 m long. Floral spikes branch from the axils of leaves that emerged the previous year.
  • Uses: Date palm used most for landscaping.  People use juice from the date palm for coughs and breathing problems. The pollen from date palm is used for swelling. Palm Thatch Roofs. Every part of this essential tree has been put to good use for centuries for traditional houses to using its leaves to make mats, baskets and fans to using the seeds to make soap and kohl eyeliner.
Attribute Information
Blooming Time April-May
Seasons Summer
Soil Requirement Date palms require sandy loam and clayey loam soils and can tolerate soils with high levels of salts.
Environment Date palm is cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions which are characterised by long and hot summers, no (or at most low) rainfall, and very low relative humidity level during the ripening period. Exceptional high temperatures (± 56°C) are well endured by a date palm for several days under irrigation.
Watering  Date Palms require no watering once established. Generally, trees need supplemental irrigation to get established, especially if planted after the rainy season. During the first year, irrigate in the amount of 20 – 25 liters of water twice a week.

 

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