FOR252/FR314 Phoenix dactylifera, Date Palm

FOR252, a 2-page fact sheet by Melissa H. Friedman, Michael G. Andreu, Heather V. Quintana, and Mary McKenzie, describes this palm whose fruit has been a main food source to people in the Middle East for at least 1000 years — scientific and common names, description, allergen, and applications. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, May 2010.