altimas: Thats amazing, also sounds like a decent start to a sci fi movie.
TheTalentedAmateur: [It is producing pollen as of 2015](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judean_date_palm)
classy_barbarian: Can someone with some biology background explain how a seed is able to stay dormant for 2000 years? Are seeds technically “alive?”
i_am_the_devil_: Then, they cut it down and made a Live Laugh Love decoration from it.
JasonsBoredAgain: A tree. Huh. This version of Jurassic Park is going straight to DVD.
virtwin7: They couldnt snap a single picture for the article? Was the tree moving too fast or something? Shy?
LegoManiac2000: Up Date : ) https://timeline.com/methuselah-judean-date-palm-b3782ff1d731
Frptwenty: I want someone to make movie where they do that but it’s was the actual tree from Eden, which regrows complete with serpent. Starring Seth Rogen as the serpent.
More recent pic;
wiredsim: My great-Uncle found squash seeds in a Indian clay pot that supposedly were carbon dated to about 2000 year ago- turns out they sprouted and are being cultivated now:
kthxplzdrivthru: Didn’t someone discover a bunch of extinct seeds frozen in ice not long ago that had a 100% germination rate? Nature is fuego.
kayjay25: The oldest seeds to reproduce since Hugh Hefner.
Imaneight: And yet I can’t get 15 year old pot seeds to sprout with all the coaxing that modern wet paper towel technology has to offer. Guess it just wasn’t meant to be.
Spdrjay: Do you want Triffids!?!
Because that’s how you get Triffids.
dscott2nd: Not even a picture of the tree? WTF?
AO557: Think the article has a picture of said tree?…think again.
Raditz10: Was anyone else upset to skim through all that only to find not a single image of this plant?
pygmygiraffes: Did they ever figure out how the seed’s “food” didn’t rot over the years? That jar must have had the perfect preserving conditions.
Omgaspider: I am groot.
gearbottom: this makes me think of stardew valley
Meroghar: Hey I studied there last semester! The date palm is growing healthily and the doctor who planted it is fucking bonkers.
CalamityBowser: When they found the jar, the seeds jumped out and yelled “Yahaha! You found me!”
Socialist7: I found this weirdly emotional.
mooshimanx: The record for oldest plant sprouted was beat in 2012 by 32,000 year old seed recovered from a glacier in Russia.
Vonn85: Good thing they didn’t plant it in Florida, a meth head would catch it on fire.
MyKettleIsNotBlack: My Plant Physiology professor in College worked on this project. Botany is f–king amazing.
lurking_digger: Good news for the seedvault…will they need to keep it refrigerated? Just keep it buried?