The Aseel date season truly starts from the get-go in the year when we tidy up the trees after the finish of the torpid period. As of now, we need to begin by cutting the thistles off of the date fronds. They say that everything in the desert secures itself by stinging, gnawing, or jabbing. What’s more, the date trees are the same.
They have thistles that are roughly 4 to 5 inches long, and can undoubtedly penetrate through a truck tire. So the absolute first thing we do is to eliminate the thistles to make it conceivable to work in the date trees.
Sex Process of Aseel Dates (Sex life of dates)
Date Palms are extraordinary in that they are either a male tree or a female tree. The male trees produce dust, and the female trees produce blossoms. Tragically, either birds or honey bees are drawn to the blossoms, so the females must be hand pollinated.
During the later piece of February we start to look for the sheaths on the male trees to start parting open. We check each tree each and every day. When a sheath on a male tree starts to open, it is attached with string to hold it together, and eliminated from the tree.
(Notice how the specialist is really remaining in the tree. Every frond can hold around 260 pounds.)
Here you improve perspective on the dust in light of the fact that the sheath is parted totally open. When the sheath on the male tree opens, we will remove the entire sheath of the tree, then, at that point, hang it topsy turvy to dry. When the dust has dried to an exceptionally fine powder, we filter it into an enormous impenetrable compartment for capacity.
A male sheath that has been taken out from the tree. Notice the little parted where it is beginning to tear open. This sheath likely gauges near 10-11 pounds.
The Female trees have a similar sort of sheath, and as they blossom, we will eliminate the sheath and separate each strand.
We then, at that point, integrate the strands and hand fertilize the blossoms utilizing the new dust that we have gathered from the male trees. We utilize a little ketchup spurt bottle for this cycle. We fertilize every female tree somewhere multiple times.
Around April or May, as the organic product buds on the strands, we will start the diminishing system.
To start with, we open up each pack of strands that we have integrated, and cut out the center, leaving just the external strands. Then, at that point, we eliminate around 60% of the aseel dates from each strand. This permits better wind stream, and the opportunity for every individual date to develop to it’s ideal size.
It isn’t strange for the temperatures to be over 100 degrees during May when we are diminishing, and more like 120-122 degrees during the date gather, so a large portion of our date laborers will wear long sleeved shirts and long jeans, and cover their appearances with bandannas to shield themselves from both the sun and the hotness.
This is a strand of aseel Dates prior to being diminished. By eliminating most of the dates, the ones that are left will have adequate space to develop to a lot bigger size.
This is similar strand of aseel dates. As should be obvious, there are much less dates on the strand, however the quantity of pounds per tree will be the very, it’s simply that the aseel dates will be fundamentally bigger.
Watering and Irrigating the Date Trees
Date trees take however much water that a willow tree, yet they can’t endure downpour or dampness. That is the reason aseel dates must be filled in the blistering desert, where our normal precipitation is under 3 inches each year, and our late spring temperatures arrive at almost 120 degrees.
The ground around the date trees must be stayed far from grass and weeds which cause moistness. Exceptional “borders” are developed around the trees to flood inundate and contain the water at the foundation of the tree.
This extraordinary line disker gathers up the sand and structures a boundary around the date trees.
These lines keep the water where it is required, at the foundation of the date trees. Each tree requires roughly 62,000 gallons of water each year, yet just at its underlying foundations!
You could consider it somebody who likes to swim in the water, however doesn’t have any desire to get their hair wet!
The boundaries assist monitor with watering and kill grass and weeds all through the woods.
Sacks and Bunches
Our foreman is holding a little “pack” of aseel dates that has been chopped down from the tree. Notice the thickness of the fundamental tail. This image was taken early last August, before the dates had aged.
bundle of aseel dates (not Medjools) only preceding the date collect.
Around the start of August, the aseel Dates are covered with a white muslin pack to shield the dates from birds and bugs. The packs additionally help to get any dates that mature before the start of the date gather.
Since each pack is very weighty, the fronds underneath the date bundles are situated to assist with holding the heaviness of the aseel dates.
Relocating Date Pups
All of our date trees are developed from puppies (branches from the parent tree). This ensures that both the tree and the natural product created will be indistinguishable from the parent. It takes between 6 to 8 years before the little guys will be adequately large to relocate, and afterward one more six or seven years before they will start to deliver.
To make it simpler to isolate the little guys from the parent tree, we have connected an exceptional etch to the excavator. The excavator can apply a considerable amount more power then a singular specialist.
A date little guy to some extent isolated from it’s parent tree.
After the new little guys have been planted, they are given a “level top” hair style, and enclosed by cardboard to secure the heart. They will get a consistent progression of water through a trickle water system framework.
The Date Harvest
Albeit many date cultivates still use stepping stools, we utilize a U-Shaped bushel on a forklift to arrive at the aseel dates. We will actually want to use this technique until the trees are approx. 40-45 ft. tall.
The forklift will be stopped at the foundation of the tree, with the goal that the tree trunk is situated between the forks. The bin will then, at that point, be lifted to a proper stature so the aseel dates can be effectively reaped.
As the crate is being lifted into the tree, the pickers are holding plastic plate that will be suspended from a branch so they will hang under the date packs while they reap the aseel dates.
When the plate are set up the pickers will loosen the lower part of the sacks covering the aseel dates and shake out any dates that have effectively aged and tumbled off the strands.
(In the event that you take a gander at the sack to the extreme left half of the image, you can see that each of the aseel dates have matured and tumbled to the lower part of the pack. This is surprising, as most aseel dates must be separately eliminated from the strands manually.)
When the plate is full, it will be let down and a vacant plate will be sent back up.
The full plate will be exhausted into a bigger screened plate, then, at that point, taken to the handling region for arranging.
The aseel dates are acquired from the forest in either these enormous wooden screen plate, or, in all likelihood in more modest dark plastic plate.
The majority of the aseel dates roll in from the forest currently ready, yet incidentally we get some that are as yet yellow. These yellow dates must be forgotten about in the hotness (not the sun) to complete the process of maturing.
(We do get a ton of solicitations for “yellow dates” yet we don’t sell them at that stage since it is difficult to ensure that the dates won’t have gotten done with aging when they are gotten.)
The dates that must be left in the hotness to age must be arranged separately as each date will mature at its own speed.
The aseel dates are then discharged from the plate onto a shaker table that stones tenderly to and fro. The table is canvassed in wet terry material towels. As the aseel dates roll gradually down the table, they are cleaned by the wet towels. (Obviously, the towels are changed habitually for the duration of the day.)
The aseel dates then, at that point, roll onto a transport line where they will be arranged by size and quality.
From that point the aseel dates are then pressed and moved away for later until they are sold.