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Phoenix dactylifera

Discussion in 'WIKI ARTICLE DISCUSSIONS' started by bepah, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. bepah

    bepah Active Member

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  2. bepah

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    All,

    Are the seeds inside retail dates viable? Do they propagate true? I hate to throw them out after making my date nut bread (nature's perfect food when slathered with cream cheese, BTW).

    Thanks!
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I never tried it, but I don't see why they wouldn't sprout. However, not many fruits are true from seed. And I do believe all the cultivated date palms are from off shoots.
     
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    It might be fun and who knows, I'll get to eat a bunch of dates in the process!
     
  5. bepah

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    We used to go to the dte festival for the camel races and rides and had a lot of fun, although my parents may not have had as much fun as us kids.

    Indio is truly hell on earth in the summer and fall and I am not certain at all I would enjoy it nowadays.
     

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