This video shows the picking (harvesting) of dates – the fruits of the Date Palm. The farm is in Kibbutz Samar, located in the Arava valley, between the Dead sea and the Red sea – a part of the Great Rift valley.
This plantation is organic, grown under strict organic regulations in desert conditions: very high temperatures and irrigation with saline groundwater. During the day I shot this video, the temperature was around 40 c (Celsius degrees) – 104 F. The dates are of Medjoul variety, a very sweet fruit. The picking machine was built by the growers themselves. Every tree has to be shaken 4 times within 2 weeks.
Photography and editing – Uri Rosenberg
Music – Wings, by KITARO – all rights reserved.
Thanks to the people of kibbutz Samar.