Fruits of this palm are used to make wine or jelly. The sweet sap which is tapped from the tree can be drunk fresh, or is boiled to make palm sugar.
The silver date palm originates from South Asia (southern Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh.)
Silver date palm
Sugar date palm
Basic information and facts
South Asia (southern Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh.)
South Asia, Mauritius, Puerto Rico
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
A palm tree up to 15 meters tall with a diameter of up to 40 cm.
The curved leaves are about 3 meters long.
Climate and weather:
Up to 15 meters
The stem is tapped for its sugary sap.
The sweet sap can be drunk fresh, but is often boiled to make palm sugar.