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3 Belongs to the palm family. It has a straight trunk that is hard from the outside and soft from the inside. THERE ARE NO BRANCHES. It grows to the height of feet.

4 Umm……. no branches

5 It has feather like leaves that are feet long. They have narrow pointed leaflets that grow from the top of the trunk.

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7 Dates grow in large bunches. Honey sweet and fleshy with one hard seed inside it. They grow during the hot summer months from June to August. Green dates first turn to yellow then red and finally to a very deep brown.

8 There are mainly two varieties of dates: –Khanezi –Lulu

9 DATE PALM ORCHARDS THESE ARE THE PLACES WHERE DATE PALMS ARE GROWN……

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11 Why??? In the hot, dry climate of the desert where there is hardly any rainfall and great difference between day and night temperatures, DATE PALM TREES GROW EASILY…….. All parts of the tree is useful to mankind.

12 Uses of Date palm

13 LEAVES are used to make Thatch Mats Baskets and cords

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15 DATE FRUIT IS USED FOR Eating Making cakes Making biscuits and sweets

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17 Benefits :- Dates are tasty, nutritious and healthy too. They give us energy and are an excellent source of fibre.

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19 When do dates ripe? –H–HOT SUMMER MONTHS Name the two varieties of dates? –K–KHANEZI & LULU Why is the date palm called the wonder tree? –B–BECAUSE IT GROWS IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS HARDLY ANY RAINFALL AND ALL PARTS OF THE TREE IS USEFUL TO HUMANS.

20 Do you know this place in Dubai which gets its name from the wonder tree?

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