Worlds Largest Date Palm Tree Farm. Due to its delicious taste and many beneficial properties, dates have been considered as a favorite fruit of many people for a long sea voyage or desert voyage for thousands of years.
In this episode of Fogfire, known as the Tree of Life Tree of the Middle East, we will learn about the largest date palm garden in the world. Before you start, subscribe to our channel and click on the bell icon
Saudi Arabia ranks third in the world in date production, with about 2 and a half crore date palm trees of 360 species. Some of the most popular date varieties are Rathan Al Medina, Maskani, Mabrum, Khalas, Barhi, Shaibi, Ajua etc. The people of Saudi Arabia love dates very much. A Saudi citizen eats an average of about 30 kg of dates every year.
Al-Qasim, Saudi Arabia is home to the world’s largest palm grove, Al-Razihi Garden, which has about 2.5 million palm trees on 5,000 hectares and produces about 45 varieties of date palms. Al-Razihi date orchard is inscribed on the Guinness Book of World Records.
In the holy month of Ramadan, in Makkah-Madinah, completely free dates are supplied from this garden, and even the production of this garden has been waqfed in the way of Allah, which is considered to be the largest waqf property in the world. The owner of the garden is Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz Al Rajehi, a top Saudi businessman. The world’s largest Islamic bank is owned by Saudi Arabia’s most popular Al Razi Bank.
Prior to 1990, wheat, barley and watermelon were cultivated in addition to orchard dates.