I found these unusual (for local groceries, that is) yellow or golden dates at Rustan’s this afternoon. They were about PHP75 for this small pack. I have NEVER seen local dates before. They are hard and apparently, unripe. I washed one and bit into it and was PLEASANTLY surprised, crisp and with the consistency of an apple, it was sweetish and rather good actually, though small and the size of a duhat or smaller. It has a small long pit within. I can’t find any material on it on-line or in my reference books so I am guessing and need your help… I am guessing that these come from a palm tree of some sort but which one, I have no clue. I am hoping it will ripen into a really sweet fruit with a sugar content that would rival sugarcane and will try it again in a few days. Does anyone know more about this fruit find? Any information would be appreciated…thanks!