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The date palm—“Tree of Lifein the subtropical deserts


Dates, staple food in the valleys of the Tigris, Euphrates and Nile rivers since the dawn of history, have been established on nearly 6,000 acres in southern California and Arizona.

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Nixon, R.W. The date palm—“Tree of Lifein the subtropical deserts . Econ Bot 5, 274–301 (1951).

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