Date Palm

These are images of the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) which is the source of edible Dates. In the image above the Dates are ripening. On the palm below they are almost ripe. If they are not harvested they fall to the ground and make quite a mess. You can find seeds or more information about this palm at

I´ve often wanted to try and climb one of these Date palms to get some of the Dates. Climbing a palm tree is no simple matter though. Even if you do manage to get to the top when you are holding on for dear life with both hands how do you pick the Dates?
The Date Palm has an elegant shape and is extensively used in Southern Spain as an ornamental tree in gardens, parks and avenues.

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