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Jelly Palm

Butia capitata

a.k.a. Pindo Palm

Medium sized, yellow-orange palm fruit that is edible and often used for jellies and jams.

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Small, hardy palm, usually only to 10 or 20ft.


Will survive temperatures down to 10F.

Growing Environment

The Jelly Palm is drought tolerant, and mildly salt tolerant. Grows both in partial shade to full sun. Irrigate frequently for best growth.


By seed, which can take a few weeks to a few months to germinate. Germination rate is hastened with soil temperatures between 80-90F.


Used to make jellies and jams. Fruits seem to be very popular with small mammals. The jelly palm is also frequently grown as an ornamental for its silvery-green fronds.

Native Range

Native to Brazil.

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