Five facts about dates

Five things you didn't know about the traditional UAE fruit

Dates by numbers
• 1,000 The number of dates possible in a single large bunch, weighing between 5 and 7kgs.

• 3-5 How many years it takes date palms to start bearing fruit.

• 64 There’s an incredible 64 million date palm trees in Arab countries, producing two million tons of dates per year.

• 20-26 The optimum distance in feet between date palms when planting.

• 22,000 The parts per million salinity level that date palms can withstand.

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