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Jelly Palm

Introduction of Jelly Palm

            Scientific name - Butia capitata

Jelly Palm is endemic to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It is a slow growing plant that can reach the maximum height of 8m. The species can be easily identified by its distinguished palm pinnate leaves. Jelly Palm is noted as one of the hardiest feather palms as it could tolerate the temperature of about-10 C.

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Description of Jelly Palm

Ripe fruit appears in dark yellowish/orange color with its size resembling exact to cherry. The fruit possesses a unique taste which is of the combination of pineapple, apricot, and vanilla. Its flesh appears similar to a loquat but bit fibrous.

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Culture of Jelly Palm

The tree grows well under a moderate shade and moisture which needs regular watering as it can develop healthy only in the drained soil. The pindo palm needs a warmer Zone to get developed into a gigantic tree and often is not a characterized tree of subtropical and tropical zones.

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