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Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:25 pm
by mammothboy2
Over 300 young date palms are sprouting and growing out of their party cups.

[This represents a success rate of approximately 15%, measured against the number of date stones brought from Arabia.
Considering that the effort involved was, inevitably, closer to potting-shed standard rather than laboratory standard, 15% was
about what was anticipated. ]

Those interested in purchasing some, please declare an interest soon.

NOTE: These trees will take 20+ years to attain maturity and there is no probability that any will produce fruit humans would wish to eat;
as in Taiwan and Japan, these trees will be ornamentals, not productive fruit trees.

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:44 pm
by Алина Анисимов
Micro-propagation ?

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:51 pm
by Rama
Good luck with this OP.

Isn't Salak a type of palm fruit?
http://tropics.nu/salak-the-snake-skin-fruit/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salak ?

That grows and produces fruit in Cambodia.


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Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 11:31 am
by mammothboy2
Yes, I've seen SALAK in the fruit market, but it doesn't seem to be a really popular item.

Infuriatingly, it is NOT in Michael Jensen's Trees and Fruits of Southeast Asia (Orchid Guides, Bangkok.)

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 11:49 am
by ruralvoice
Interesting, I talked with my Khmer wife about this fruit and she has seen it for sale at the market. She said the Khmer word is plaie ankam, but it does not grow where we live.

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:03 pm
by mammothboy2
GROWING SALAK

http://tropics.nu/salak-the-snake-skin-fruit/

A bag was bought and a trial will be made starting this week.

PUZZLING NEWS: Two growing date palms and three growing mangoes have burst out of the SIDES of their party cups,
ignoring clear orders to grow vertically.

A few mangoes - planted one to each party cup - are pushing up two trees-to-be and one is pushing up three trees-to-be

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:11 pm
by timmydownawell
I planted the top of a pineapple I bought at the supermarket, with the aim of growing my own pineapple just for the novelty. Two years later all I have is a very large pineapple top growing in a pot. I'm giving it to a friend to nurture with strict instructions to send me pics if it ever fruits.

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 5:58 am
by mammothboy2
PINEAPPLES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTn4SDMZQes

there is a pageful of contributions on YOUTUBE about pineapples. I suspect they are grown as a houseplant; if one is in
the depths of winter in Scotland or Minnesota,
having something tropical to look at is good for one;s morale

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:38 am
by timmydownawell
mammothboy2 wrote: having something tropical to look at is good for one;s morale
My morale would be better if it had a bloody pineapple growing on the top! Anyway I will have lots of tropical things to look at in a couple of weeks.

Re: Young Date Palm Trees a-growing

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:55 pm
by Jamie_Lambo
whats the deal with dates and cambodia? ive seen it mentioned a few times