Each delicious Medjool date has a seed inside that can easily be grown into a tree.
Save some of the seeds by removing them from the center of the dates.
Place your date seeds in a small dish covered with cool water. Soak them for one week, changing the water at least once a day to keep mold from forming.
After soaking your seeds for a week, rinse them well and place in a damp (not dripping) paper towel and fold the towel over so they are sandwiched between the two halves.
Place towel into a plastic bag, seal and place in a warm place. (I put them on top of a warm grow light).
Check on your seeds occasionally and if any mold spots develop, change the towel.
Soon, you will see roots beginning to appear! (It may take a few weeks, so be patient with them)
Plant your sprouted seeds in potting soil. Keep the soil damp, covered with plastic and in a warm place until leaves appear.
Soon you will have a baby Medjool palm like this!
- Medjool date seeds
- Paper towel
- Plastic bag with zip closure
- Small dish
- Potting soil
- Small plastic pots
- Plastic wrap