[nafex ibiblio list] Temperate Heart of Palm and Fruiting Palm Varieties

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 28 16:05:15 EST 2011


jelly palms and it close cousins have very tasty fruit. They often planted as landscape palms, so they are very easy to get 

 
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 From: Chris Carnevale <c.s.carnevale at gmail.com>
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 3:44 PM
Subject: [nafex ibiblio list] Temperate Heart of Palm and Fruiting Palm Varieties
 
Hello,

Just wondering if anyone know of palms that are good for heart of palm
production that can be grown in zone 8.  I know that the common palmettos
are edible but grow very slowly.  While on the topic, anyone have any
recommendations for edible fruiting palms as well?  There are a lot of
trees around here that drop really sweet yellow fruit, but I'm not sure if
they are safe or good for eating--any thoughts?

Thanks and happy holidays,

Chris Carnevale
Charleston, SC
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