Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)
Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)
Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

Regular price $11.95

Live Jelly Palm Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

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.

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: Cold Hardy Evergreen Palm Tree

Harvest Season: Spring, Summer

Mature Size: 20 ft tall by 12 ft wide

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

Exposure: Full Sun, grows more full in Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8-9

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.