Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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"Researchers Elaine Solowey (left) and Sarah Sallon show off seedling, whose DNA is being studied. Photo by David Blumenfeld, special to the Chronicle"
Well I've mentioned the tale a time or two and here it is for those In The Loop....

Update On....June 12,2005 story
Seed of extinct date palm sprouts after 2,000 years

As of Jan. 2006:2,000-Year-Old Judean Date Seed Growing Successfully
A 2,000-year-old date seed planted last Tu B'Shvat has sprouted and is over a foot tall. Being grown at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava, it is the oldest seed to ever produce a viable young sapling. The Judean date seed was found, together with a large number of other seeds, during archaeological excavations carried out close to Massada near the southern end of the Dead Sea. Massada was the last Jewish stronghold following the Roman destruction of the Holy Temple over 1,930 years ago. The age of the seeds was determined using carbon dating, but has a margin of error of 50 years placing them either right before or right after the Massada revolt. The seeds sat in storage for thirty years until Elain Solowey of the....Click title for link to update.......

CYOUINCOURT007:3 seed's from an extinct palm tree,found during archaeological excavations of King Herod's palace on Mount Masada....1 went towards scientific analysis while the other 2 were sent to a palm tree growing expert.......
Elain Solowey was able to get one seed to sprout and has made history.......the lil buddy is growing strong......."Solowey, has grown over 100 rare and almost extinct species of plants.......It is too early to tell, but if the tree is female, it is supposed to bear fruit by 2010, after which it can be propagated to revive the Judean date palm species altogether."It is a long road to our being able to eat the Judean date once again,"Solowey said,"but there is the possibility of restoring the date to the modern world.'

2 Comments:

Blogger minXXX said...

Just wanted to drop by and say hello :)

10:56 PM  
Blogger cyouincourt007 said...

woohooooo......its always great to hear from ya ....
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2:04 PM  

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