Pindo palms, also known as jelly palms, grow slowly to a mature height of 15-20 feet with a trunk diameter of 1 to 1 1/2 feet. The fruits of this graceful palm are light orange to brownish red and can be used to make jellies.
The seeds can even be roasted for a coffee substitute. Pindo palms are often used as a specimen tree and draw a variety of wildlife with their sweet fruit.
|Common Name||Jelly palm.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||15-20 feet.|
Falling fruit can make a mess, so it is recommended that pindo palms be planted at least ten feet from decks, patios or paved surfaces. Since these trees grow so slowly, it is best to buy at least a three-year-old nursery stock tree unless you are extremely patient.
|Sunlight||Full sun or partial shade.|
|Watering||Pindo palms are able to survive hot and windy conditions, but it is always best to keep the soil adequately moist.|
|Soil||Any type of soil as long as it is moderately salt tolerant and has good drainage.|
|Temperature||Do well in colder regions where temperatures may dip to 5 F. (-15 C.).|
|Fertilizer||Feed the palm two or three times between spring and fall, using a palm fertilizer.|