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How to Plant Date Seeds

Last Updated: October 27, 2020 References Approved

This article was co-authored by Maggie Moran. Maggie Moran is a Professional Gardener in Pennsylvania.

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If you live in a sunny climate, sprouting and planting a date seed can be a fun project. The seeds from dates can grow into date palm trees that you’ll be able to enjoy in your home, porch, or garden. Simply collect and wash the pits from some medjool dates, then let them germinate for a couple months. Once the seeds sprout, you can plant them in a pot of soil. Water them well and give them as much sunlight as possible. Date palms are slow-growing, so you may have to wait up to 4 years before they grow to full size, but the planting process is an easy way to get started!

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To plant date seeds, buy some ripe Medjool dates from the grocery store and collect the seeds from the center. Once the fruit is removed from the seeds, soak them in fresh water for 48 hours to start the germination process. Make sure to replace the water once a day to keep any mold from forming. After two days, fold 2 seeds into a damp piece of paper towel and seal the towel in a plastic sandwich bag. Keep this bag in a warm, dark place for 6 to 8 weeks, and swap out the paper towel if you notice any mold growing. After the seeds have sprouted, loosely fill a pot a little over half-way with potting soil and place a seed in the center, sprout-side up. Then, fill the pot with soil so the seed is covered completely and only the sprout shows. For more help from our Horticultural co-author, like how to care for your date plant, read on!

How to Plant Date Seeds. If you live in a sunny climate, sprouting and planting a date seed can be a fun project. The seeds from dates can grow into date palm trees that you'll be able to enjoy in your home, porch, or garden. Simply…