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Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. It has been cultivated for a very long time because of its edible fruit. The tree is between 15 m and 25 m high. It has long leaves that look like feathers.

Date palm is oldest tree cultivated on earth. They are excellent source of calcium, sugar, iron and potassium. They are used in many social and religious festivals. Also they have many health benefits like relive constipation, reduce heart disease, control diarrhea and help in pregnancy. It is also used for making different products such as Chutney, pickles, jam, juice and other bakery items.
Date cultivation is mainly concentrated in Arabic countries, Israel and Africa. Iran is major producer and exporter of dates. From last decades Indian Government take lot of effort and increased area under date palm cultivation.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Permanent
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Fruits
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Rain-fed
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops

Pests, Weeds, Diseases and Disorders

Sucking Pests
Mealybug Termites Lesser Date Moth Fruit Fly Stem borer red weevil beetle pink caterpillar scale
Chewing and Biting Pests
Fungal Diseases
Graphiola leaf spot Alternaria leaf blight Fruit Rot.
Bacterial Diseases
Bacterial Leaf Spot
Premature fruit drop

Date Palm Crop Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Dhakki -
Gulistan -
zaidi rate
shakri .
sakhri .
makron .

Date Palm Districts Wise Calendar

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