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Butia capitata PALMERA

Butia capitata

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  • Family: PALMAE

    Splendid palm with long leaves wich can be 2,5 m. long. They are grey-green in colour or light blue, they arch gracefully. The fruit is specially decorative, to start with orange-yellow, then changing to red. It is edible. It forms large racemes, on a long branching inflorescences which may be up to 2 m. in lenght. Butia capitata, also known as Jelly Palm, is a palm native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. This palm grows up to 6m in a slow but steady manner. It is easily identifiable with feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick stout trunk. Ripe fruit are about the size of large cherry, and yellowish/orange in color, but can also include a blush towards the tip. The taste is a mixture of pineapple, apricot, and vanilla. Taste can vary depending on soil conditions, and the tastes of apple, pineapple, and banana together is also common. It is tart and sweet at the same time, with a flesh similar to a loquat, but slightly more fibrous.

    Data sheet

    Brasil, Uruguay y Argentina
    8/10 m
    ZONE 8
    4/5 m
    Azul gris
    Creamy yellow
    Esférico anaranjado

    Sales formats

    Format Diameter Liters Perimeter Total height Trunk height
    PALM T25 10 - 60/80 -
    PALM C30 18 - 80/100 -
    PALM C35 25 - 100/125 -
    PALM C35 25 - 100/125 -
    PALM C50 55 - 125/150 -
    PALM C50 55 - 125/150 -
    PALM C50 55 - - 20/40T
    PALM C70 130 - - 40/60T
    PALM C120 500 - - 60/80T
    PALM C120 500 - - 80/100T
    PALM C120 600 - - 100/125T
    PALM C120 600 - - 125/150T

    Viveros Medipalm

    Viveros Medipalm was born in 1992 as a trading company of Mediterranean plant, passing in a short time also being a producer, creating a nursery of ornamental plant in which they adapt new varieties with the aim of satisfying the preferences of their customers, offering them an unbeatable quality.

    Viveros Medipalm is a consolidated company in the ornamental sector that develops a large quantity of the most demanded products in the market, with adequate infrastructure and mechanization for a better optimization of work.

    Our production is based on a wide variety of trees, palms, shrubs and specimens of great beauty and of course top quality. The homogeneity in our products is always a priority.

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