Remember the date palm growing from a 2,000 year-old seed? Well here is more.
A date tree grown from the oldest viable seed in the world to be sprouted was planted Thursday at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava, for therapeutic uses.
The tree, now 2.5-meters tall, was grown from a 2,000-year-old seed that archeologists found at a Masada dig in the 1960s. A team of researchers sprouted it, and it was initially planted in a secret location so it would not be stolen.
Now it is hoped that the plant, which is of a rare species, will produce fruit that could be used for medicinal purposes and for food…
How fascinating! Do read on here.
HT: Bible Places