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Quiz 12: Other Edible Tree Fruits for the Desert
Score for this quiz: 18 out of 24
Started: Jul 26 at 4:00am
Quiz Instructions

 
Question 1
2 pts
Which is the best date variety must be refrigerated after harvest because of its high sugar content?
Group of answer choices

  •  Tamar
  •  Zahidi
  •  Thoory
  •  Black Sphinx

Question 2
2 pts
Which of the following statements about dates is FALSE?

  •  Commercial dates palms are typically propagated from seed.
  • Dates are members of the Arecaceae or palm family.
  •  Dates are dioecious with male and female plants.
  • A mature female date palm can yield upwards of 100 to 200 pounds of fruit each year.

Question 3
2 pts
What time of year are date palms usually pollinated?

  •  Spring
  •  Summer
  •  Fall
  •  Winter

Question 4
2 pts
Why are date fruit strands bagged each season?

  •  To protect them from fruit flies.
  •  To collect pollen from the male palms.
  •  To protect from the birds.
  •  To keep the ripened date fruit off the ground after they have fallen off the tree.
  •  To preserve the fruit from being attacked by the veracious date moth.

Question 5
2 pts
Bare root trees when offered for sale in the nursery are ..................

  •  pruned hard to encourage healthy new growth during the summer.
  •  "healed in" by covering the roots with soil so they don't dry out.
  •  potted into containers so that they can easily be transported by the buyer.
  •  dipped into a vitamin and hormone solution to make them fruit the first year.

Question 6
2 pts
Bare root peaches and grapes should be planted in: 

  • All year round
  •  January
  •  June
  •  September

Question 7
2 pts
Dates can be grown in many states including Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah.

  •  True
  •  False

Question 8
2 pts
The chilling requirement for decidious fruit cultivars that grow best in the Phoenix are is usually greater than 900 hours.

  •  True
  •  False

Question 9
1 pts
Fruit thinning is practiced for peaches to increase the size of the remaining fruit.

  •  True
  •  False

Question 10
2 pts
The best method to optimize fruit production for grapes is to remove most of the previous year's growth during spring

  •  True
  •  False

Question 11
2 pts
The best three deciduous fruit tree varieties to plant in Phoenix for the beginning gardener are a 'Desert Gold' peach, 'Katy' apricot, and a __________________________________

  •  'Santa Rosa' plum
  •  'Chico' pomegranate
  •  'Desert Flame' red grape
  •  'Anna' golden apple

Question 12
1 pts
When shopping for fruit tree for your yard select varieties that mature before the hot summer temperatures arrive to avoid sunburning fruit.

  •  True
  •  False

Question 13
1 pts
Dates were brought to the Americas by the Iranians, but the first modern importation to the US of offshoots was from Egypt to Arizona in 1890.

  •  True
  •  False

Question 14
1 pts
Female date flowers need to be hand-pollinated in Arizona because although our area has the hot climate conducive to date culture, the winds here are not strong enough for natural pollination to occur.

  •  True
  •  False


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Question 3
2 pts
What time of year are date palms usually pollinated?

  •  Spring
  •  Summer
  •  Fall
  •  Winter

Question 4
2 pts
Why are date fruit strands bagged each season?

  •  To protect them from fruit flies.
  •  To collect pollen from the male palms.
  •  To protect from the birds.
  •  To keep the ripened date fruit off the ground after they have fallen off the tree.
  •  To preserve the fruit from being attacked by the veracious date moth.

 

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