2 Major Differences Between Medjool Date Palms

As fourth-generation palm tree growers in Coachella Valley, we understand the desire to choose the perfect palm trees for your landscape design. If you are choosing a date palm as part of your design, you may not be sure which kind is best for your esthetic. Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms are similar in many ways but two major differences will affect how they look on your property.

Let our date palm sales experts at Desert Empire Palms help you choose which variety best fits your design plan. Our team can help you recognize the differences and similarities in each variety so that you have confidence in your date palm selection and enjoy your purchase for years to come.

The Similarities in Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms

Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms provide a regal and tropical look for your landscape but offer a different shade pattern due to their difference in canopy growth. Their similarities make both species a wonderful choice. Our date palm installers can help you determine how these palms can add to your desert oasis with their similarities in mind.

Similarities in Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms include:

Trunk Size: Typically 2 feet in diameter

Trunk Style: Solitary tall, thin trunk

Leaf description: Spiky grey or silver tinted green leaves

Height: Reach over 60 feet

The soil and environmental requirements are the same for the Medjool Date Palms and the Deglet Date Palm. The comparable trunk width and height in these two varieties allow you to plant either species with the same parameters and base your decision solely on the esthetic of the fronds and canopy.

2 Major Differences Between Medjool and Deglet Date Palms

Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms have two major differences: frond appearance and canopy density. The Medjool Date Palm frond is heavier than the Deglet variety, creating a wide, dense canopy. Medjool fronds typically reach 9 to 15 feet in length. Deglet Date Palm fronds have a lighter, more feathery appearance that creates a less dense canopy with fewer fronds and an open feel. These fronds grow 12 to 15 feet in length, despite their lighter, less dense appearance, they are longer than their Medjool cousins.

Additionally, the dates produced by these two date palm species are different so if you are planting these varieties for their dates, their taste may be a deciding factor in your date palm purchase. The Medjool date is rich and sweet with a hint of caramel and is soft and chewy in texture. Deglet dates are smaller than Medjool and have a delicately sweet flavor. Their texture is firm compared to the chewy, sticky flesh of the Medjool date.

As your design comes to life and our date palm installers plant your Medjool date palms or Deglet date palms, envision how they will look when fully grown. Reaching over sixty feet in height, they both provide a grand, expansive view as you look to the sky. These palms are an elegant choice as a focal point in your landscape design.

Date Palm Delivery and Installation from Desert Empire Palms

Desert Empire Palms takes pride in the legacy of our great grandfather’s dream to be the best in palm tree growing and cultivation. Our Medjool Date Palm and Deglet Date Palm sales team provide the information and expertise to help you be confident in your palm tree choices. Let our delivery and installation team make your landscape complete with date palm installation you can trust to withstand the tests of time and weather.

Whether you are looking for a light and airy canopy or a dense and thicker canopy, we have the date palms for you. Medjool Date Palms and Deglet Date Palms from Desert Empire Palms are sure to be the perfect addition to your home or business’s esthetic. Our palm tree experts are here to help you make an informed decision about what tree best fits your needs.

Contact the date palm sales team at Desert Empire Palms in Coachella Valley today to discuss how we can make your palm tree dreams come true.