Sunday, October 19, 2014

Let's make a date

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It's that time of year again! 

Here is a very interesting article about just how much work and love goes into raising date palms at Kibbutz Ketura.

See the palm in effervescence in my earlier post.

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12 comments:

VP said...

We have many palm trees around here, and they keep planting more...

Nadege said...

Wonderful article! Our dates in SoCal are grown around the Palm Springs area and I can buy them fresh at my farmers market. Unlike Lisa Solomon, I cannot eat only one per day.

William Kendall said...

Ah, so that's what a date tree looks like. Very colourful!

Spiderdama said...

I do not like dates, but palm trees are beautiful! We do not have any here..

Sara said...

Thank you Dina, that article was so interesting. And I noted this sentence: "Astonishingly, the entire plantation has been produced from 12 ‘mother’ trees, originally imported from California, six of which remain to this day." I wonder if the Medjool dates I am eating right now (your post inspired me) are from relatives of those Israeli date groves? Perhaps! The article really gives some good information, none of which I knew before reading it.

crystal said...

It's interesting to see a close-up of dates on the tree. We have date palms here in central California too but I've never looked closely when the dates were growing.. Yum :)

Suzanne said...

Really nice photo Dina, love all of the colors. Sort of fall-ish.

James said...

This reminds me of the date palms that were near my house when I was a boy. We also had lots of olive trees nearby.

Petrea Burchard said...

Luscious and beautiful. I'll bet Nadege knows about date shakes.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful photo, Dina!
(And I love dates...)

Birdman said...

Will you be sharing 'dating' etiquette soon? Couldn't resist. hehehehehehehe

Gunn said...

Nice image.
I have several friends who worked in Kibbutz.... (don't know how I spell more than one.) Anyway, they still talk about it as a very nice time.