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There is archeological evidence of date cultivation in Mehrgarh around 7000 BCE, a Neolithic civilization in what is now western Pakistan.
Evidence of cultivation is continually found throughout later civilizations in the Indus Valley, including the Harappan period 2600 to 1900 BCE.
Dates can also be chopped and used in a range of sweet and savory dishes, from tajines (tagines) in Morocco to puddings, ka'ak (types of Arab cookies) and other dessert items.
Date nut bread, a type of cake, is very popular in the United States, especially around holidays.
In order to get fruit of marketable quality, the bunches of dates must be thinned and bagged or covered before ripening so that the remaining fruits grow larger and are protected from weather and pests such as birds.
Dry or soft dates are eaten out-of-hand, or may be pitted and stuffed with fillings such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, candied orange and lemon peel, tahini, marzipan or cream cheese. Partially dried pitted dates may be glazed with glucose syrup for use as a snack food.
Dates are naturally wind pollinated, but in both traditional oasis horticulture and in the modern commercial orchards they are entirely pollinated manually.
Although its place of origin is unknown because of long cultivation, it probably originated from lands around Iraq.The leaflets are 30 cm (12 in) long and 2 cm (0.79 in) wide.The full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 m (20–33 ft).Dates are an important traditional crop in Iraq, Arabia, and north Africa west to Morocco.
Dates are also mentioned more than 50 times in the Bible and 20 times in the Qur'an.
Dates are oval-cylindrical, 3–7 cm (1.2–2.8 in) long, and 2–3 cm (0.79–1.18 in) diameter, and when ripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in colour, depending on variety.