1997 News Story
 

06/05/1997
Palm tree count is in the tens of millions

The date palm research center at King Faisal University has estimated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 13 million palm trees, of which 8 million currently produce dates. About forty percent of these are in the Eastern Province, notably in the oasis of Al-Hasa. The annual date production is about half a million tons, all of exceptionally high quality.


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