Phoenix dactylifera

Products Code : النخلة

Description

Very popular in the middle-east as 'Date palm' this belongs to the Palmae family and has originated from the subtropical forests of North Africa and West Asia. This is tall palm reaching up to a maximum height of 30m. Leaves are long (4-6m) with many linear greyish - green leaflets. Bowl-shaped cream flowers appear in winter and give way to fruits in summer. Mainly cultivated for the fruits (dates) this species is propagated from seeds or off-shoots. This palm is a recommended species for planting in the center medians of highways all over the gulf countries.