I ought to put together a trail mix of barrel-cactus fruits and dates to last me the rest of the day. There are quite a few date palms around; most have the really thick pit with very little meat, but I and my Couchsurfing host found a few pitless dates in the street the other day. What causes that, lack of fertilization? When my neighbor was gifted some date-palm trimmings during a drive through Coachella Valley, many branches had those anemic-looking pitless dates on them too. They tasted OK as I remember. Deglet Noor dates I think; not sure what this species is in El Paso.

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