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Gablits on date palm trees
12022-07-01T13:43:34-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591plain2022-07-01T13:43:34-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5A tree with beautiful large leaves on par with those of the walnut. "According to travel accounts, in America they make a paste of the fruit (постила); they also distill a kind of vodka."
The Tatars claim not to know where the tree came from, but it seems to have come from Anatolia or from Persia, where "wild dates" are common. (see page 78-79)