I love dates, palm trees and growing stuff from seeds, so there really was no excuse to not try.
Here’s a collection of all blog posts from germination to the latest post about my date palms.
I bought a box of ripe organic dates (had to search hard for the ones with seeds inside of them) and removed 10 seeds. And yes, I ate way too many dates in one sitting.
Germinating the date seeds:
My plan is to soak the clean seeds in cool water for 48 hours and then place them in a wet tissue until they germinate, checking for mold a couple of times every week. I’ll keep the tissue in my warm sun room. They should germinate within a couple of weeks and develop a tap root.
I’ll plant them in soil when most of them have germinated and keep them moist until they have developed their first leaves.