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Date Palm

Phoenix dactylifera

Description:

A relatively high palm tree that's very common in Israel and other countries in the Middle East. The tree gives a very sweet fruit called date (tamar in Hebrew). A large number of date cultivars are grown, "Medjool" being the most popular in Israel, and our personal favorite. :-)

Habitat:

These two trees were spotted in Taninim Stream Nature Reserve, but can be seen all around Israel - in urban areas, deserts, etc. The date palm has be cultivated all around the Middle East for thousands of years - there is archaeological evidence of date cultivation in eastern Arabia in 6000 BCE.

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מחוז חיפה, Israel

Spotted on Dec 5, 2014
Submitted on Dec 6, 2014

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