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Canary Island Date Palm Tree Seeds, 15 Seeds Per Packet

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Phoenix dactylifera

As the name makes clear, this palm tree originates in the Canary Islands. It is a hardy tree, surviving temperatures down to 20F. THough, in that climate it will not produce fruit. This is a great landscaping palm as it doesn't grow too tall and has a beautiful crown. Can be planted in a container, though of course it won't grow as tall.

Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 15-20'
Water: Moderate/Low
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 3-6 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 9-11 (outdoors)

Planting Instructions
Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 15-20'
Water: Moderate/Low
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 3-6 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 9-11 (outdoors)

Approx seeds per order 15

Soak seeds in a cool water for 24-48 hours to increase germination results. After soaking, wrap the seeds in a damp paper towel. Put the paper towel in a plastic bag and place the bag in a warm, sunny location, like a window sill. Germination may take awhile, possibly up to 10 weeks, so be patient! Every week, replace the paper towels with new, clean, moistened ones. This is to prevent mold from developing. When small white sprouts begin to appear, the dates are ready to be planted in soil.

Plant seeds in a tropical palm or cactus-specific potting soil. Watering is tricky for date palms. They like slightly damp soil, never soggy. Do not over-water them.

As the seedlings grow, transplant them to larger pots once they outgrow the one they're in. If your climate is amenable, transplant trees outside once they reach 3-4 feet. Otherwise, keep it indoors in a warm, sunny location. It will only grow as tall as the potting container allows.

Date palms require a male and female to pollinate and fruit. It is impossible to determine which gender seeds are before planting. If you intend to grow fruit, plant all the seeds to increase the odds of pollination. Only the females produce fruit. One male tree can pollinate dozens of female trees. A female tree will produce fruit at around 8 years old, in a warm, Mediterranean-like environment.

Date palms produce spiky thorns up on their trunks and branches as they grow. These may be snipped off without doing any harm to the tree.

USDA Zone Map

Phoenix dactylifera

As the name makes clear, this palm tree originates in the Canary Islands. It is a hardy tree, surviving temperatures down to 20F. THough, in that climate it will not produce fruit. This is a great landscaping palm as it doesn't grow too tall and has a beautiful crown. Can be planted in a container, though of course it won't grow as tall.

Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 15-20'
Water: Moderate/Low
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 3-6 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 9-11 (outdoors)

Planting Instructions
Type: Perennial/Tree
Sun: Full
Planting Depth: 1”
Spacing: 15-20'
Water: Moderate/Low
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 3-6 years
Height: 30'
Zones: 9-11 (outdoors)

Approx seeds per order 15

Soak seeds in a cool water for 24-48 hours to increase germination results. After soaking, wrap the seeds in a damp paper towel. Put the paper towel in a plastic bag and place the bag in a warm, sunny location, like a window sill. Germination may take awhile, possibly up to 10 weeks, so be patient! Every week, replace the paper towels with new, clean, moistened ones. This is to prevent mold from developing. When small white sprouts begin to appear, the dates are ready to be planted in soil.

Plant seeds in a tropical palm or cactus-specific potting soil. Watering is tricky for date palms. They like slightly damp soil, never soggy. Do not over-water them.

As the seedlings grow, transplant them to larger pots once they outgrow the one they're in. If your climate is amenable, transplant trees outside once they reach 3-4 feet. Otherwise, keep it indoors in a warm, sunny location. It will only grow as tall as the potting container allows.

Date palms require a male and female to pollinate and fruit. It is impossible to determine which gender seeds are before planting. If you intend to grow fruit, plant all the seeds to increase the odds of pollination. Only the females produce fruit. One male tree can pollinate dozens of female trees. A female tree will produce fruit at around 8 years old, in a warm, Mediterranean-like environment.

Date palms produce spiky thorns up on their trunks and branches as they grow. These may be snipped off without doing any harm to the tree.

USDA Zone Map