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Butia capitata

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PALMERA Butia capitata (PALMAE)

Jelly palm Cocos australis
Origen Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay
Full sun Medium water
Pinnate leaf Grey blue
Flor Cream yellow
Baya o Fruta Round orange
Alt.Max. 8/10 m
Anch.Max. 4/5 m
Zona ZONA 7
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.
Diam Ltr Perim Trunk height Total Height Others
PALMERA T25 10 40/60
PALMERA C30 18 80/100
PALMERA C35 25 100/125
PALMERA C50 55
PALMERA C55 65 10/20T
PALMERA C60 80 20/30T
PALMERA C70 130 30/40T
PALMERA C80 230 40/50T
PALMERA C80 230 50/60T
PALMERA C95 285 60/80T
PALMERA C95 285 80/100T
PALMERA C102 500 100/125T
PALMERA C102 500 125/150T