‘Mejhoul’ cultivation in Australia

D. Reilly, A. Reilly
Australia is a large continent with highly variable climatic zones, from tropical and desert country to snow alps. Dates are a relatively new introduction to Australia so production is small. Historically, industry development has been limited by lack of suitable elite date palm genetics, leadership and a skilled workforce. In the last 20 years Gurra Downs has introduced many cultivars into Australia. ‘Mejhoul’ has been an outstanding performer and is now present in many locations around the continent. After several years of proven fruit production and with an exponential growth of offshoots being traded by farmers, significant increases in production volumes are expected in coming years.
Reilly, D. and Reilly, A. (2023). ‘Mejhoul’ cultivation in Australia. Acta Hortic. 1371, 49-52
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2023.1371.9
Australia, date palm, Gurra Downs, ‘Mejhoul’

Acta Horticulturae