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The date palm cultivation:
The term phoeniciculture is sometime used to refer to date growing. It comes from Phoenix dactylifera, the Latin name for the date palm. The tree grows in Saharan oases and around the Persian Gulf. The date palm is sometimes found at more northerly latitudes, but here it tends not to produce fruit, or poor-quality fruit at best. It needs plenty of water and abundant sunlight, hence the expression: “feet in the water and head in the fire”.
The palm tree is not strictly a “tree” because it does not produce actual wood. Technically speaking, it’s a plant.
There are hundreds of date varieties. They are classed into three different groups by moisture content: dry, semi-dry and soft. Each country has its own date varieties. These may be earmarked for export or classed as commodities and consumed locally.