Seed of extinct date palm sprouts after 2,000 years

Seed of extinct date palm sprouts after 2,000 years - SF Gate, June 12, 2005
...Planted on Jan. 25, the seedling growing in the black pot in Solowey's nursery on this kibbutz in Israel's Arava desert is 2,000 years old -- more than twice as old as the 900-year-old biblical character who lent his name to the young tree. It is the oldest seed ever known to produce a viable young tree...
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