It is possible to cultivate improved varieties of date palms in the weather conditions of Bangladesh. It has been proved by some successful farmers a few years ago. Many are building new date palm garden.
Farmers are also interested in the cultivation of date. `Date` in Arabic, which is called Tumur. There are many varieties of dates in Saudi Arabia. There are also various names like Aizawa, Anbara, Sagee, Safawyi, Makani, Khalas, Wasali, Bahri, Salabi, Dairy, Labarum, Wannah, Safri, Sukarki, Khudri, Ruthan, Barhi and Maryam.
Nazrul Islam Badal of Pirujali Union of Gazipur has received 13 trees of Saudi Arabia date. He said that he will be able to sell in the market on July-August next.
Nazrul Islam Badal has made the nursery for the production date along with the garden. He is giving other farmers to the interested in the cultivation of saplings as soon as they sell them. Not only for the sale of saplings but for the people to know about the rules of date gardening, he has created a nursery named Saudi Date Palm Trees in Bangladesh.