Date trees typically reach about 70–75 feet (21–23 m) in height,[7] growing singly or forming a clump with several stems from a single root system. The leaves are 4–6 metres (13–20 ft) long, with spines on the petiole, and pinnate, with about 150 leaflets. The leaflets are 30 cm (12 in) long and 2 cm (0.79 in) wide. The full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 m (20–33 ft).

Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit, and produce viable yields for commercial harvest between 7 and 10 years. Mature date palms can produce 68 to 176 kilograms (150[15] to 300[16] lb) of dates per harvest season, although they do not all ripen at the same time so several harvests are required. In order to get fruit of marketable quality, the bunches of dates must be thinned and bagged or covered before ripening so that the remaining fruits grow larger and are protected from weather and pests such as birds.

Country Production in Million Tonnes Rank
Egypt 1.5 1
Iran 1.08 2
Saudi Arabia 1.06 3
Algeria 0.84 4
Iraq 0.67 5
Pakistan 0.50 6

Date specification

Carbohydrate content per 100 gram is 75 grams

Sugar content per 100 gram is 63.5 grams

Energy content per 100 gram is 282 Kilo Calories

Protein content per 100 gram is 2.45 grams

Packaging details

For packaging dates, corrugated boxes are used -

Packaging is done 2 types of boxes

800 grams Gross weight boxes

Large Corrugated box for packing 12 no. of 800 gram boxes

2000 no. of 10 Kg boxes can be transpored in a 40 foot high cubic container.

Gross weight of 40 foot 10 Kg box container is approximately 20 Tonnes.