Date Palm Trees
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date palm

Zone 08701 | mh123 added on March 29, 2016 | Answered

At a lecture, the speaker said a "fact" that for date palms to produce quality fruit, the roots of the trees need to mingle together and a single tree does not produce (good) fruit. Can you verify if this is true? With any species? Thank you Moshe

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 30, 2016

Though you do need male and female Date Palms for fruit production, I have not found any information about 'root mingling' for fruit to be produced.
Here are some links with more information.
https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/date.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/date/date-palm-tree-care.htm

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