28 Mar '15, 1pm

Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

The ancient date palm is similar to its modern counterparts, except it has a unique longer third leaf, which seems to have dissipated in the evolution of the plant over the past 2,000 millennia. Ancient Hebrews planted the date palm in groves and referred to it as the “tree of life,” as it provided shade from the desert sun and produced edible Judaen dates that were consumed and used for medicinal purposes.

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