Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Methuselah Date Palm, Ancient Seed Sprouts into Palm by Judy Batterson, Florida Artist

The story of this palm is fascinating. Scientists have grown a tree from what may be the oldest seed ever germinated. It was sprouted from a 2,000-year-old date palm excavated in Masada in Israel. Dubbed the "Methuselah Tree" after the oldest person in the Bible, the new plant has been growing steadily. I see the similarity to many of our Florida palms even though this particular palm has been extinct until now. 6x6" framed oil on canvas.

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