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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)
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Dec 8, 2015 9:09 PM CST
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.
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Bookworm Keeper of Koi Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover
Dec 10, 2015 11:10 AM CST
Thanks Donald! Apparently Jelly 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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