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Balanites aegyptiaca - Desert Date


Product Description

2 seeds per pack. Not a palm and not related to the date, this interesting Egyptian and Middle Eastern native tree has been cultivated for several thousand years. Its single seeded fruits are edible, along with their seeds when processed, and have a number of traditional uses. The tree is noted for its adaptation to very dry climates and will even bear sizable crops in dry years. Small to medium sized tree up to 30 ft / 10 m. Extremely drought tolerant and lightly frost tolerant. Seeds are fresh, cannot be stored and should be planted on receipt. #4875

Photo courtesy of A. J. T. Johnsingh, WWF-India and NCF, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

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