Palm, Medjool or Date


Phoenix dactylifera



  • Can get up to 100’ tall.

  • One of the first plants cultivated by humans.

  • People of North Africa and the Middle East have depended on Medjool dates as a food source for thousands of years.

  • Trees grown in hot, dry climates produce the best dates. Cool temperatures and humid environments adversely affect quality of dates.

Origin

Desert belt of North Africa and Middle East

USDA Cold hardiness Zones

9-11

Light Requirement

Full sun

Soil Requirements

Moderate water