Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

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Jelly Palm, also known as Pindo Palm, is a hardy highly ornamental feather palm that produces a tantalizingly tropical-flavored fruit.  Jelly Palm trees are native to the grasslands, dry woodlands and savanna's of South America, namely Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay. It is occasionally frost tolerant, growing outdoors year-round as far north as the Carolinas, northern California, British Columbia and in warmer micro-climates.

The cherry-sized Jelly Palm fruit grows in gigantic clusters. The fruit is vibrant golden, yellow-orange color and has a superb tarty sweet flavor combination.  It tastes like pineapple, apricot, vanilla, and sometimes even banana and apple. Skin of the fruit is soft, firm and thin, similar to Loquat.  Fruit is typically eaten fresh.  It is loaded with natural pectin and often used to make jelly or jam.  Fruit can even be fermented into a delicious tropical wine.

Plant Type:
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Depends on Variety

Mature Size:
Up to 2-90 ft, depending on variety

Soil & Moisture:
Well-draining, acid rich, organic soil. Regular watering and humidity.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
No

Growth Rate:
Medium to Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Açaí Palm is grown from seed, capable of producing fruit within 3-5 years, or when it reaches 8-10 ft tall.

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