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I just bought some dates, pitted, but three turned out having pits.

Could they be germinated?  Has someone done that?

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2 minutes ago, Dr Sha said:

I just bought some dates, pitted, but three turned out having pits.

Could they be germinated?  Has someone done that?

I believe most of us here started from them. Super easy to germinate and very durable. Soak them for 24h and put in coco peat, thats all :)

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And my journey was done obviously enjoying them with friends because eating 10 is insane. Then cleaned off all the pulp soaked in water and I had 90 percent success putting them in a baggie in just a moist paper towel and heat mat set around 90degrees. 90 percent germinated in 10 days 

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Like mentioned above, they are very easy to germinate and grow... They will pop a tap root quickly, so check it every other day or so.

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Yeah very easy, you can even just plant ten of them in a community pot. After soaking the seeds for 1-2 days, use fast-draining soil and just water it once every couple of days. Sun and heat are a big plus.

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On 2018-07-02, 3:04:54, Dr Sha said:

I just bought some dates, pitted, but three turned out having pits.

Could they be germinated?  Has someone done that?

What’s the update ?

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On 25/7/2018 0:52:03, Rickybobby said:

What’s the update ?

Give me some time, I just put them in water.

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I do not know if they will sprout,  nothing yet.

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47 minutes ago, Dr Sha said:

I do not know if they will sprout,  nothing yet.

I had 90 percent germination in less than 2 weeks 

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Nothing yet.

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1 minute ago, Dr Sha said:

Nothing yet.

How warm are they? Get those little guys at like 90 degrees at least 

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I was at a fruit growers gathering in South FL recently and someone had brought some dates from Egypt. I'm not sure how he got them here, all I know is that they were fresh (and VERY good). I ate the fruit and saved a couple seeds. They sank well and am going to plant them. I previously had very good germination success with fresh P. canariensis. Just well draining soil mix, heat, some sun, and consistent watering. Will do the same here.

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I just ate them cleaned. Soaked them I water for 24hrs and put them in a ziplock baggie with only a damp paper towel. Usually 9 days later and most germinated

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I have bought unpitted Medjool dates in containers at my local grocery store on several occasions.  I eat the dates, clean off the seeds and then plant them.  In very warm temperatures I would estimate that I get between 80-90% germination.  No special treatment.  Those seeds want to grow.  Some of the easiest palm seeds I have ever germinated.  Don't buy the pitted ones.

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How will P. dactylifera fare in Gulf-Coast humidity?

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20 minutes ago, Manalto said:

How will P. dactylifera fare in Gulf-Coast humidity?

Ornamentally, they are OK, with some graphiola spotting.  The fruit tend not to be any good.

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