Date Palm FAQs:

Q: Is a date palm renowned for its long-lived orthodox seed?

A: Yes, and which successfully sprouted after accidental storage for 2000 years.

Q: Is a date palm also edible?

A: Yes.

Q: Are date palms susceptible to a disease called Bayoud disease?

A: Yes, and which is caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum.

Q: Are date palms tapped for the sweet sap?

A: Yes, and which is converted into palm sugar , molasses or alcoholic beverages.

Q: Is a date palm dioecious?

A: Yes, and having separate male and female plants.

Q: Are date palms also tapped in large parts of Africa for palm wine?

A: Yes.