As many of you know, I planted Date pits and actually sprouted some Date Palms. One of them last year, in it's then 3rd. year, produced some seed-like pods which we hoped were fruit. Nothing came of them. About a week ago, looking closely out back, the Palm below, grown from a pit out in the garage, and transplanted in our backyard, had a new brown stalk coming out. Look very closely at that stalk: Here's the real thing, we hope! Sure have the right shape. We are exuberant, both being from the Midwest, where something like Dates are a delicacy relegated to the Arabian Nights or something!