Date Palm Cultivation : A Complete Productivity Guide
A lengthy summer, a warm winter, no rain during flowering and fruiting, low relative humidity, and lots of sunlight are necessary for date palm productivity.
Sandy loam, well-drained soils, no hardpan underneath, a 60 to 90 cm range, and a pH of 8 to 10 are best suited for cultivating Date palms.
Irrigating the soil soon after planting is crucial. However, after the offshoots appear, you can decrease the frequency of irrigation.
Pest & Diseases
False Smut/Graphiola Leaf Spot and other similar fungal infections can be treated with fungicide and Bordeaux.
Depending on the stage of growth and ripening, the crop is harvested. After 6 to 7 years of planting, dates will be ready to be harvested with a lower yield initially.
Variety, soil, region, and production techniques all affect yield. A date palm tree that is 15 years old can produce 80–200 kg of fruit annually.