5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Dates in Oman

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Credit: Oman Observer

2) Dates do not naturally grow in neat bunches arranged around the tree trunk. The farmer brings down the stems after the flowers have been pollinated, to safeguard the dates from the wind and to make the harvesting process easier and safer.

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Credit: Tone Delin Indrelid

3) There are two types of dates – dates for eating and dates used as animal fodder.

4) Harvesting the dates involves climbing up the trunk using a rope traditionally made from dried date palm leaves.

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Photo credit: Times of Oman

5) The most popular date types in Oman are Fardh, Khalas and Khunaizi – Khalas is apparently the best while Khunaizi is the most sugary in taste.

 

 


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