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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_palm

Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. ... The species name dactylifera "date-bearing" comes from the Greek words daktylos .... Date palms can take 4 to 8 years after planting before they will bear fruit, and ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/how-dates-grow_n_6840464.html

Mar 12, 2015 ... Of all the dried fruit options at the grocery store, dates rank amongst the ... the public's favor, we got to thinking about where dates come from.

www.dateland.com/how-are-dates-grown

Around April or May, as the fruit begins to "bud" on the strands, we will begin the .... Most of the dates come in from the grove already ripe, but occasionally we ...

theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/18/dates-the-sticky-history-of-a-sweet-fruit

Jun 18, 2015 ... Every medjool date grown in the United States can trace its roots to that ... American dates come almost exclusively from Bard Valley and from ...

quatr.us/food/dates.htm

Dates are long oval fruits. Each date has one big seed inside it. You can eat dates fresh, or dry them like raisins. Sometimes people coated dried dates with ...

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jan/24/dates-truly-fruit-of-paradise

Jan 24, 2013 ... At their best, dates are an eastern delight – and one that more and ... One of the " fruits of paradise" in Islamic tradition, they can be used for ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/10430777/Medjool-dates-a-Middle-Eastern-delicacy.html

Nov 7, 2013 ... One of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world, the fruit of the date ... we did five years ago,' Zeina Orfali, a fruit buyer at Marks & Spencer, says. ... It is 7am in mid- September and it is already 25C as the harvest comes to an end at Ketura. ... Kibbutz Ketura was founded in 1973 by a group of young Americans.

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/06/10/320346869/forbidding-fruit-how-america-got-turned-on-to-the-date

Jun 10, 2014 ... Unfortunately, planting date seeds does not yield commercially viable dates. ... and traditions that explore how communities come together through food ... Pat Laflin, whose family has owned Laflin Date Gardens since 1912.

www.reference.com/food/fruits-known-dates-come-1f8aff4c0d1c5a2a

Dates come from the palm tree known as Phoenix dactylifera, which many sources agree probably originated near Iraq. The tree, more simply known as date ...