Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Methuselah Date Palm, Oil of Oldest Date Palm by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

"The Methuselah Date Palm" has an amazing story. An archeologist found date palm seeds on Masada in Israel. They were carbon dated to be over 2,000 years old. After a soaking in growth hormones, a seed sprouted, grew into a tree and flowered in 2011. Named The Methuselah after the longest lived character in the Bible, it's the only living Judean date palm, which has been extinct for 1800 years. It's the oldest known tree to successfully germinate. — at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando, 6x6 framed oil, $250.

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