Video: How does Pollination happen in palm trees ?

Video: How does Pollination happen in palm trees ?

Abdullah A.

Pollination for date palm is a complicated activity because the date palm is dioecious male and female flowers do not occur on the same tree). Wind-pollination is possible but in palm gardens since male trees cannot bear fruit and were normally discarded, it was common practice to pollinate date palms manually. This was a very labour-intensive process and it also had to be completed in a very restricted time-frame during which the female flower is receptive to male pollen, a period of less than two days.

The video below demonstrate the process of pollination for date plam 

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