So you've heard of the other well know fruit palms, the coconut palm and the date palm. Well the lesser known (for fruit) jelly palm is just as highly sought after for its fruits. This South American palm is native to Brazil and is the hardiest feather-leafed palm currently in wide cultivation.
The Butia or Jelly palm yields a host of edible and useful products. They have large stalks of golden fruit in clusters. The fruit is green before it ripens, then turns golden, sometimes having a reddish tinge when ready to eat. Soft, tasty flesh surrounds a hard seed that looks like a miniat