Posts Tagged ‘how to grow dates’
I had seen dates growing in Arizona but I hadn’t realized that they would grow in Las Vegas. It seems like the nights might get a little too cool. I doubt that they are grown commercially here, but there are many Date Palm trees (Phoenix dactylifera) here that are loaded with dates. Since the dates are a bright yellow, I’m told they are unripe. As they ripen, the large bundles of fruit will be wrapped to protect it from the weather and birds.
I would love to be able to grow one of these beautiful trees in our garden, but unless we move to a much warmer zone than zone 6, that will never happen. I guess I’ll have to keep buying my dates from Costco.