Date Palm Trees
Q.

why are my dates dropping prematurely?

Zone israel | almogran added on May 17, 2019 | Answered

my trees are over 20Y old (outdoors and ~20ft tall). i just baught the property and previous owner said that the two trees produce a huge ammount every year. there are lots of buds on the tree but they fall off very small. at this rate none of them will ripen. how do i stop this? what am i doing wrong? trees are irrigated regularly same as they have been in the last 20 years.

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on May 17, 2019

    Premature fruit drop can be caused by many different factors.
    These links have more information for you and can help you access the tree.
    https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/10549/PDF
    https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/date.html

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Date Palm Trees
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More