The in vitro cultivation of the date palm is aimed at obtaining thousands of identical specimens of female feet that produce a high quality date.
     It has multiple advantages over traditional multiplication by children: it eliminates the risk of disease transmission and provides a large number of quality palms in a short time.

It is mainly done by two methods:

– Somatic embryogenesis, a method based on the formation of organs similar to embryos of sexual reproduction. Theoretically, any type of organ or tissue of the palm tree can be used, since in a first phase (callogenesis) the cells have to be differentiated.

– Organogenesis, is a technique based on the morphogenetic characters of vegetative meristems. Only the meristem of a palm tree or a grandfather is used as a starting point.