growing Phoenix Dactylifera from seed

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    dogseadepression Active Member

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    I was woundering if any of you have some advice on growing date palms from seed, Today I bought a round container of fresh dates that are not pitted and I need some info on growing these from see. Thanks Dogseadepression
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They are easy to grow from seed, just slow - all that's needed is patience. Use a potting mix with good drainage (not peat). Put the seed in it about 1cm deep, and keep the pot just moist (not soggy wet). After about a month or so, the seed will put out some roots, and in another month or so, the first leaf.
     
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    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I also found these easy from seed. We get plenty of fresh 'Medjool' dates in the stores and these are the ones I've grown. I think all Phoenix species germinate rather easily.

    Cheers, LPN.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    This one is about 7 months old from sowing. The pot is 9cm diameter (getting to need repotting!), the leaves 21cm long. I just put the seed in the pot without any special treatment at all.
     

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