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1 The Arboretum at Arizona State University Date Palm Stewardship

2 History of the Date

3 The Arboretum at Arizona State University Date Palm Collection at ASU East

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5 Cultivars left to right: Halawy Khalasah Barhi, Thoory Medjool Zahidi, Derrie Khadrawy Deglet Noor

6 Cultivation

7 Date Palms are Dioecious Male SpatheFemale flowers

8 Pollinating

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10 Date Palm Maintenance 1.Clean out well, pull weeds & tree seedlings. 2.Ensure irrigation is working properly. 3.Tie up date stalks, keep from tangling. 4.Cut spines from fronds to get to dates.

11 Bagging Dates

12 Ripening Dates Kimri - green 5-18 weeks Khalaal - turning yellow or red weeks

13 Rutab –turning brown weeks Tamr – dried 29 weeks

14 Harvest

15 2002

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