Can You Plant Seeds From Dates?
Date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) will grow easily from seed. The seeds should be scarified and soaked prior to planting, and the seeds and seedlings must be kept moist. It can take up to three months for the seeds to sprout and 6 to 10 years for the plants to produce dates, if they are planted in an area suitable for date production.
Use seeds from fresh dates. Remove the flesh and fiber from the seeds and wash them before planting. Dates have a hard seed coat that must be scarified to allow water to penetrate. Seeds can be scarified by sanding, nicking the seed coat, but not the seed, with a knife, or soaking in acid for a short time. After scarification the seeds should be soaked in lukewarm water for 1 to 7 days, changing the water daily.
Because the seeds can take about 100 days to germinate and must be kept evenly moist it is best to start them in a plastic bag filled with seed starter mix or vermiculite. Thoroughly moisten the media and place it in the bag. Put several prepared seeds in the bag and place it in a warm, dark location. The temperature should be between 70 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Add water when the media seems dry.
When you see the first leaves the palms can be planted in pots. Handle the sprouted seedlings carefully so you do not break the roots or leaves. Pot them up in small pots and place them in the shade. Water whenever the soil is almost dry. Young palms grow slowly so it may take some time for them to produce additional leaves. The first leaves will be narrow, immature leaves. Repot each year, or plant outdoors when true palm-like leaves appear if you live in a hot, dry region where the temperature never falls below 20 degrees.
About half the palms grown from seed will be male trees which do not produce dates. Males are important for pollination but only one male is needed for about 50 females. The female trees may produce dates that are inferior to the dates from which the seeds were harvested. Because the quality of seedling dates is so variable most date palms for production are propagated from suckers taken from known varieties.Can You Plant Seeds From Dates?. Date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) will grow easily from seed. The seeds should be scarified and soaked prior to planting, and the seeds and seedlings must be kept moist. It can take up to three months for the seeds to sprout and 6 to 10 years for the plants to produce dates, if they are …
How to Grow Date Palm From Seed in Home
Introduction: How to Grow Date Palm From Seed in Home
Today, I am germinating Date Palm seeds. I sailed a lot on the internet, so I find as a tree grown from seed can take up to 8 to 10 years, so I decided to try to reduce the chronology of its growth in this project, I have covered two phases here ;
1. Faster Germination Method and
This is a fairly simple process and its a good beginner DIY project. For this I am using a glass bottle, paper towel, tap water, container and soil, generally it went great and I am very happy, I hope you like this project.
Materials Required for Growing Palm Dates :-
- Dates Palm
- Paper Towel
- Container or Pot
- Regular Soil
Note: – Plastic Container aren’t necessary, but its just help make the process go faster.
Step 1: Extracting and Peeling of Seeds.
Get dates from your local supermarket or nearby market and make sure they are full of freshness, the best way to find seeds which is larger in size and a feel good factor after selecting dates, the next process is the seeds too Simply extract the skin by hand and select seeds that are larger in size and try to collect as many as possible, wash the seeds after peeling the seeds.
Note:- Peeling seeds can be difficult in the first attempt, I damaged many seeds in peeling. So take time in the process. Slow and steady is the right way.
Step 2: Germination Method (Before: in Bottle)
This Germination Method Took 15 Days To Complete.
Add Water in Bottle
Here I’m using glass bottle, its better than plastic bottles because plastics contains harmful chemicals.
Add Seeds in Bottle
Simply pour seeds in bottle around 7 seeds
Sealed The Bottle
Sealed the bottle with tissue paper or some wooden piece.
Step 3: Germination Method (After: in Bottle)
Storage 15 days in the bottle, the roots shoot some small buds, Uncapped bottle after 15 days and eliminate all seeds from the bottle, also careful about seed elimination, I lost some seeds in the disposal.
Step 4: Propagate in Plastic Container
Add all seeds to the container, here I use the plastic container for propagation, adding regular soil mixed with compost, then loosen the soil for seeds, adding seeds and cover with soil and add some water.
Step 5: Transplant in Bigger Pot (1 Month Progress)
Here are the images of 1 month progress;
- After 3 days it shoots some green buds.
- After 1 week 6 buds grown little.
- After 2 weeks it grow little further and
- In 3 week it remain same length
After the 4th week a month later it was gone with sharp lengthy shoots, but it might be fertilizing too much, there tip leaves getting brown also shoots a new leaves, I hope its a natural process.
I will continue to publish the growth of this plants in the comments section, I hope it will not take too long until the fruit stage. I hope you like this project. Please share your experience with any research on these type of plants.
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