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.
|Crop Climate Title||Tropical|
|Crop Water Method Title||Rain-fed|
|Crop Economic Title||Food Crop|
|Crop Growing Season||Rabi / Winter / Cold Crops|
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