Long way up for a date

September 16, 2020

Fun Fact! Date palms can reach heights of 75 feet, and most of the work of harvesting dates is done within the crown of the palm. In parts of the U.S., climbing is still a method used to harvest fruit or perform other maintenance. The workers that do this are called “palmeros.”

Date palms can reach heights of 75 feet, and most of the work of harvesting dates is done within the crown of the palm. In parts of the U.S., climbing is still a method used to harvest fruit or perform other maintenance. The workers that do this are called “palmeros.”