Snake Fruit (Salacca zalacca)
Snake Fruit (Salacca zalacca)

Snake Fruit (Salacca zalacca)

Regular price $22.95

Live Snake Fruit (Salak) Tree
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Snake Fruit, also known as Salak, is a rare species of palm tree native to Indonesia, named for the scaley outer skin of the fig-shaped fruit. The fruit is moist and juicy. It sprouts in clusters from the base of the palm. The golden-brown skin peels away to reveal delicious tropical fruit with a slightly acidic taste and a flavor blend of pineapple, pear, banana, and jasmine. Fruit is a great source of nutrients such as thiamine, iron, calcium, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Snake fruit is known as the Fruit of Memory in Indonesia due to it's high levels of potassium and pectin. 

Snake Fruit is a medium self-pollinating tropical fruiting palm that does best in humid, tropical climates however can also thrive in drier climates with the proper care. In drier climates follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Salak doesn't like to dry out but can't tolerate standing water either. Keep shady during it's first few years. Salak is self-pollinating and suitable for a container.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruiting Palm

Harvest Season: Spring, Summer

Mature Size: 12-20 ft

Soil & Moisture: Sandy, moist, well-drained soil

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 10-11.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

How to eat Snake Fruit:

To eat, remove the stem and peel back the scaly brown skin. Each lobe within is covered in a white film, similar to that on the outside of a hardboiled egg. Be sure to remove the layer of film before eating. Most Snake fruit is eaten fresh, out-of-hand as a snack. The sweetly sour flavor and pineapple fragrance make Snake Fruit excellent in pies, jams, candied, pickled, made into syrup or even fermented into a wine. (Speciality Produce)


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