Trees, Production & Varieties
A full grown date palm tree can reach 82 feet (25 meters) in height, with a spreading crown of greenish leaves. Trees can yield dates for up to 60 years. The date fruit grows in heavy clusters suspended under the leaves. Date trees come into production after 5 years and reach full potential around the 9th year after transplanting.
Desert Fruit has 22,000 date palms of varying ages. In full production the 5 varieties of date palms will produce a total of 2,500 tons export quality date fruit.
Desert Fruit currently exports five varieties of dates. They include: