Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: July 15, 2002
Publication Date: March 15, 2003
Citation: KRUEGER, R. FRUIT: DATES. BOOK CHAPTER. 2003. Technical Abstract: Dates are an ancient crop that are native to the Middle East. Dates have an important cultural and dietary role in Middle Eastern/Islamic culture. Consumption of dates has spread to other arid areas. This book chapter briefly summarizes information on dates for a general readership.