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ASU Polytechnic Date Palm Harvest

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The Arboretum at Arizona State University

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 60 people are interested
Date palm
Date fruit ready to bag.

Arizona State University has a fantastic collection of rare varieties of date palms at the Polytechnic campus in Mesa/Chandler.

October - Time to harvest the ripe date fruit! Help at the date farm or across the street and help pack and sell date fruit. ASU sells these dates fresh from the grove every Saturday in October. All proceeds benefits the Friends of the Arboretum to purchase tools and supplies. And in late September we get to taste test many rare varieties of delicious fresh dates. Give us a call or email for more details for this hands on urban farm work.

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About The Arboretum at Arizona State University


1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85287, US

Mission Statement

Arboretum Grounds Services: To create a natural environment where the public can enjoy an interactive garden that welcomes them to the ASU community. Arboretum Community Volunteers : Our mission as Arboretum Community Volunteers is to improve, maintain and harvest the ASU Arboretum gardens and support green initiatives and sustainable grounds keeping practices.


The Arboretum at ASU serves the people of Arizona by providing access to information and experiences with plants in the setting of an educational public garden. It has an extensive date palm collection of over 400 specimens and 56 cultivars recognized by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) of the American Association of Botanical Gardens. The American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta (AABGA) officially recognized this collection as the principle public garden collection of date palms in North America. Included on the main campus is the conifer collection, citrus collection, tropical plant displays, native plant and cactus, roses, the Desert Arboretum Park, Zen Garden, Herb Garden, and Computer Garden.

The Arboretum/Grounds Services is in the process of changing its traditional methods and equipment of grounds keeping. Many common tasks have been scrutinized for energy efficiency and environmental concerns and new sustainable solutions have been proposed and implemented.



Fri Sep 24, 2021 - Sat Nov 06, 2021
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Arizona State University Polytechnic7127 E. Upton Ave, Building E1244Mesa, AZ 85212



  • Gardening
  • Farming
  • Botany


  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hrs
  • Recommend long sleeve shirt and pants, closed toed boots or shoes, sunhat, and sunglasses, and bring a refillable water bottle.

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