Butia capitata

Coco Palm, Jelly Palm, Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm

In Stock: 6.293 lb (Total:6.293lb)
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6.29 lb
Butia capitata


Germination test:
Seeds per lb:
6.29 lb
Collected in:
North Carolina
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 2 days.
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.|Germination may be irregular and some seed may lie over 2 years before germination. 

Introducing Butia capitata Coco Palm, also known as Jelly Palm or Pindo Palm, a stunning addition to any garden or landscape. Native to Brazil and Uruguay, this palm tree grows up to 8 meters in height, with feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick stout trunk.

One of the most striking features of the Butia capitata is its beautiful fruit. The fruit is sweet and aromatic, with a flavor reminiscent of apricots. These fruits can be enjoyed fresh or used to create delicious jellies, jams, pies, and cakes. They are also highly fibrous, providing a unique texture to any dish.

Butia capitata not only offers aesthetic beauty, but it also has practical uses. The seed of this palm contains up to 45% of an edible oil, commonly used in the production of margarines. The pith of the stem can even be made into a bread-like product.

While this palm is not notably hardy and is not widely cultivated, it is a true gem for those who appreciate its unique qualities. The Butia capitata is a rare find that will undoubtedly become a talking point in any garden or landscape.

Discover the beauty and versatility of Butia capitata Coco Palm today. Visit our website for more information and to bring this extraordinary palm tree into your life.

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