Butia capitata growing palm tree of the genus Butia also known as Jelly palm, Butia capitata perennial evergreen plant an mostly used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves size 1-3 m, and the leaves are with spiny edge,

Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers.

Butia capitata frutis

Fruit color yellow, orange, or reddish, the taste is sweet and sour fruit flavor reminiscent of apricot, pineapple, banana

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Requirements for Butia capitata growing and care:

More than -8C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can be invasive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Rhynchophorus ferrugineus

Pruning season:
Autumn

How to prune:
dead leaves but not to cut them until the trunk the stem of the dead leaves protect the trunk

Size of the plant?
5-7m, 15-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No, some grow in containers and when grow too much throw it but won’t bearing a lot of fruits

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower:
Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on branch on every branch can be dozens of flowers

Pollination is done by:
Wind pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, bats

What can be done with big quantities of Butia capitata fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, dry, juice, jam and frozen

Work requirements on the fruit:
When the tree is young it’s easy to pick the fruit after that it become harder

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-4 years

Scientific name:

Butia capitata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Hardiness zone

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