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Chilean Wine Palm

Jubaea chilensis

a.k.a. Coquito Palm

Huge palm tree featuring sap that is rich in sugars and used to make wine. Also bears orange fruits, sometimes known as coquitos, which look and taste like mini coconuts.

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Large palm tree that can grow to 80ft, with a trunk several feet wide.


Hardy to 5F. Sunset Zones: 5-24 USDA: 8+

Growing Environment

Grows well in full-sun. It is best adapted to Mediterranean or subtropical-like climates, and does not fare as well in hot, dry/desert climates. It has a large root system, and when established can survive long droughts.


By seeds.


The sugar-rich sap is used to make a type of honey and is fermented to make a type of wine. The seeds can be eaten much like coconuts.

Native Range

Native to coastal regions of Chile.

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