Big Succot date for Shimon Peres

By Sandy Rashty, September 18, 2013
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Dates (Photo: Russavia)

Dates (Photo: Russavia)

The largest date in the world, which was grown in Israel, will hang in President Shimon Peres’ succah this year,

The Anerba date, which took seven years to grow and is around 10cm long and over 7 cm in circumference, will feature in the Israeli leader’s succah at his home in Jerusalem.

The sweet treat was presented to President Peres by the Agricultural Ministry, according to a report on Israeli news outlet Arutz Sheva.

The succah, which will be open to the public from September 24, will also feature orchids and fruits from Israel.

Last updated: 5:16pm, September 18 2013