And two of the operations that take place on top of the palm
1- curving (curvature):
Bending is one of the operations The process of curving or flattening is summarized in pulling the arajin from placing it between the fronds, dangling them and distributing them on the top of the palm regularly, provided that this is done before the sticks harden so that they do not break. The reasons for carrying out this operation is that as the lizard grows, its weight increases and its date is stretched or intertwined with the wicker and fronds.
If it is left alone, the crop will not be easily harvested. Therefore, the curving process prevents the fruit-bearing from getting entangled with the wicker and leaf, and facilitates the harvesting of the fruits, and prevents the limp from breaking if it increases its weight.
The date of the curving process:
The bending process takes place in the month of June for the early varieties and in July for the later varieties, that is, about (6-8) weeks after the decade, and it can be performed during the al-Arjen loosening process to save time and effort, and in general the process must be performed before it becomes stiff, so as not to break when bending.
2- Packaging (cover bunches):
The gag is intended to cover the fruitful branches with special covers that protect and preserve them from weather conditions and pests, and this process is considered one of the operations that date palm growers have undertaken since ancient times due to its importance in preserving the palm fronds from insects, diseases, and birds in addition to dust and bad weather in some cases. The bending and packaging operations normally take place from mid-May to late June.