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To: JimSEA; SunkenCiv; blam; All

Does anyone know how far back dates and figs were available for the gatherers? Also, fruit and berries?


21 posted on 01/12/2014 11:24:31 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Off the top of my head, pistachios and a type of fig were eaten in the Middle East.


22 posted on 01/12/2014 11:30:02 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: gleeaikin; JimSEA; SunkenCiv
Of Interest:

Judean Date Palm

The Judean Date Palm at Kibbutz Ketura, nicknamed Methuselah.

Prized for its beauty, shade, and medicinal properties, the cultivar was thought to have become extinct circa 150 CE. However, in 2005, a preserved 2,000-year-old seed sprouted.[1] It is the oldest verified human-assisted germination of a seed (the claim in 2012 of a 32,000-year-old arctic flower involved fruit tissue rather than a seed).[2] The palm, named Methuselah (not to be confused with a bristlecone pine tree of the same name), was about 1.5 m (5 ft) tall in June 2008.[3]As of November 2011, it is reported at 2.5m height, and transplanted from pot to earth.[4]

23 posted on 01/15/2014 10:14:45 AM PST by blam
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