SEED TO FRUIT BEARER. Before being planted, Hannah’s seed (1) was photographed and measured at about 3 cm long. The germinated date seedling (2) was photographed again at 88 months. After being transplanted outside, Hannah produced dates when 10 years old (see image opposite). Photo (3) shows Dr. Elaine Solowey (left) and Dr. Sarah Sallon (right) just after harvesting Hannah’s dates.