SMT Discover - Are Dates Good For You? Date palms had been one of the very first plants cultivated by man. This beetle was accidentally introduced in Crete, carried in the trunk of some imported palm trees coming from Africa, and has caused massive ecological harm. Council president Datuk Abd Rahim Md Ariff said 3 of the 17 palms that were planted on April 8, 2016, have ultimately made dates following years of cautious cultivation. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:45:31 UTC en