An Overlooked Urban Fruit Tree
We've all seen the wrinkly, egg-shaped fruits that reside in nearly every grocery store's dried fruit section. Those little dried fruit wonders are dates! The visual of the dried version of this succulent fruit may appear less than appealing, but the taste - and health benefits - are quite lovely. I ate dates the last 4 weeks and had about a 4 hour labor from first contraction to birth. I gave birth to my daughter 1 hour and 35 min after arriving at the hospital and went from 4cm to 9 cm in less than 40 min. In the last hour tge contractions were intense and painful but were very mild for the first couple hours (I wasn't even sure if I was in labor at the begining). Also, this was my first child and she was born naturally 4 days before my due date.
The geographic distribution of the date palm is wide. It is cultivated from the zones that lay between the 15th and 35th parallels of latitude in the northern hemisphere. The date palm can be classified as a desert plant that is best suited to semi-arid and arid climates, however particular varieties of date palms perform differently within these zones. Some varieties are better suited to coastal regions (Mediterranean) whilst other varieties have evolved in an inland desert setting and may require a higher winter chill factor to induce spring flowering, or extremely dry heat to successfully ripen fruit.
According to the archaeological evidences, the palm planting in Iran near the former Shoosh at the time of slami civilization was prevalent about 6000 years, and the Date has been well known. At the time of Sassanid era, Date palm was found abundantly in the southern areas of Iran. Number of Date varieties in the World mentioned 4000 , that the number of varieties in different regions of Iran is around 400 varieties of ِِDatesDifferences Have been in terms of size, type, color, water, sugar levels, shapes and sizes and depends on the type of soil, water, air and moisture in cultivation. The Date production of each region and the main figures of exports are important. Some of Date figures such as Shahani, Mazafati, and Kabkab are very good and are the best qualities of ِِDates in the world.