Thumb of 2015-11-22/plantladylin/cec067@plantladylin submitted this image in the Vegetables and Fruits category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

plantladylin added a caption:Fruit of Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)
Dec 8, 2015 9:09 PM CST
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
I'm unfamiliar with this plant, but I loved the photo and it sure looks good enough to eat! I was happy to see that it was looking it up in the database.
Dec 10, 2015 11:10 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Thanks Donald! Apparently Pindo Palm (Butia capitata) is pretty hardy and can survive temp's to as low as @ 15ºF! Wikipedia says it grows as far north as N.Y. on the east coast and as far north as Washington on the west coast ... I'd say that's one very hardy palm!

I've never tasted the fruit but my dog tries to eat it when it's all over the ground beneath the trees!
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