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Jussara Palm

Euterpe edulis

A slightly lesser known acai palm having round, deep purple colored fruits to about 1/2". The fruits are fairly similar to the more common acai palm and this species is popular for its edible palm heart.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Jussara Palm. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in February 2017.


A medium sized palm growing to 15-30 feet. Like other Euterpe palms, it features a large green crownshaft as well as huge leaves.



Growing Environment

Thrives in a humid, tropical environment Needs regular watering. Grow in full sun.


By seeds.


The fruits are eaten fresh and can be used much like the acai. The crownshaft is also harvested and sold as palm heart.

Native Range

Native to the Atlantic forest regions of Brazil.

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