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  • From: Chris Garriss <>
  • To: Nafex <>, Henry <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] trezibond date
  • Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:34:35 -0400

The info I found called it Trebizond Date, and said it was e. orientalis,
which would be a different species. One review compared the two, with
Trebizond being preferred. Apparently known in Iran and other countries by
various names, and available by mail order suppliers of Middle Eastern food
and seasoning suppliers.

However, I am not personally acquainted, but sounds quite interesting.

Chris Garriss
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On Sep 11, 2016 18:29, "Henry" <> wrote:

> There does not seem to be much information about this plant.
> The internet suggests it is the same species as Russian olive. The fruit
> is much larger and sweet.
> A friend from Turkey claims it was a favored fruit among the children when
> he was growing up. He brought me a bag of the fruit.
> They look like dates with a light brown dry skin. I broke one open with my
> fingernail and found a dry almost white mealiness inside. It did not look
> appetizing. It was sweet but not at all like a date.
> I tried manually cleaning the seed and it was way too difficult. But I
> could clean them well with my teeth. The taste grew on me and I found
> myself happily cleaning the rest of them.
> Does anyone know if I can expect good quality fruit from seed?
> Does anyone have experience growing it in North America?
> --Henry Fieldseth
> Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, zone 4
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