D: Date Palm

The most abundant “tree” in Egypt is the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera), known in Arabic as Nakhl el-Balah نخل البلح . And Egypt is the world’s top producer of dates, producing over a million tons a year!

I liked this description from The Street Trees of Egypt by el-Hadidi and Boulus: “The date palm likes its feet in water and its head in the oven.”

Learn more about dates in Egypt in my book or on my website.