Meaning: “Fruit-bearing Palm” (Dowson 1939); “The Abundant Producer” (Popenoe 1913)
History: Roy Nixon introduced this medium sized, soft date in 1929 from Basra, Iraq, where it was highly valued because of its very late ripening date. It was first grown in Welasco and Winter Haven, Texas, and at Indio, California. In Texas, this late ripening is an extreme handicap. In southern California and in Arizona, it may have specimen value because of carrying fruit during the tourist season after other varieties have been harvested.
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