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20 date varieties grown at Karama Agricultural Research Station

By JT - Aug 21,2021 - Last updated at Aug 21,2021

AMMAN — Twenty rare varieties of dates are grown in the Karama Agricultural Research Station in Balqa’s Southern Shouneh District, according to Director of Deir Alla Centre for Agricultural Research Adel Al Abed.

The 120-dunnum station has implemented several tests on the productivity of date varieties, their shapes, tastes, ripening times, adaptation to climate change and soil salinity, he said.

Highlighting the economic feasibility of date palm cultivation, Abed called for planting palm trees in the Jordan Valley, especially since Jordan has become one the leading producers of dates worldwide, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Jordan Valley includes some 300,000 date palms, producing more than 26,000 tonnes of date varieties a year.   

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