As a run up to our 200th Mystery Seed, we are doing few new challenges as a contest. The idea of the challenges will be to introduce some real world reasons why someone might need to identify seeds. Prizes will be awarded in post 200.
Scenario: You are an archeologist working in the Middle East excavating a site that is about 2000 years old.
You uncover two items that look like seeds. Any idea what kind of seeds they might be?
For this week’s challenge, 5 points for the first identification, 1 point for each subsequent correct answer. Please use the same name for all the challenges so I can keep track of your points. Good luck!
Challenge 5 is now closed.
Only 3 more challenges to go.
Answer to challenge 3:
As everyone realized, the shagbark hickory nuts (Carya ovata) would not have been found in Phoenix, so the truck had probably been out of the state.
Challenge 3 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
The answers to challenge 4 will be revealed next week.
New mystery seeds and Seed of the Week answers are posted on Tuesdays.
Son’t know what they are, but I like how they look like little loaves of Italian bread.
Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)
I guess dates from Palm, too.