fruit facts

1,300 years old ber tree in China
Dr chiranjit parmar

There exists a 1,300-year-old ber tree in China which is believed to be the oldest ber tree of the world. The tree is located near Yin village of the Shandong Province of China. It has been named “Tang Date” (one of the English names for ber is Chinese date because of its Chinese origin and date like shape) after Sui Tang Dynasty. It is 7-metres high and 4-metres wide. This tree still bears fruits. There are several stories and legends associated with this tree in the area. Owing to its popularity, a tourist park and date garden has also been developed around it.