Old Palm Tree

They’re calling it Methusaleh, because it was grown from a 2,000 year old seed in King Herod’s palace. Apparently the tree’s fruit is known as an aphrodisiac and a contraceptive. (Interesting dual purpose there.) You can read about it here.

The article doesn’t state whether the tree they have is male or female. Nor does it say how they will fertilize it without the other.

But it’s very interesting to read about it. Especially the part where invading armies would cut down the male plants, leaving the country scraping for food.