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Fruits of palm trees: what are they called, names and types

Fruits of palm trees: what are they called, names and types

Palm trees are wonderful plants that wonderfully decorate any space, especially in gardens and parks. They are not only important for their great beauty, but all their fruits can be tremendously used for consumption, thanks to which many palm plantations work.

If you want to know all the fruits that palm trees bear, don’t miss this Ecolog√≠aVerde article on the fruits of the palm trees.

What fruits do palm trees bear?

Not all palm trees bear the same fruit. Next we explain what fruits do palm trees bear according to their type:

  • dates: You can get them with specimens such as Syagrus romanzoffiana, Butia capitata, Aiphanes caryotaefolia, Cocos nucifera, Phoenix dactylifera or Jubaea chilensis.
  • edible buds: You will get them in species such as Acantophoenix rubra, Chamaerops humilis, Dictyosperma album, Syagrus romanzoffiana, Cocos nucifera, Roystonea regia and Sabal palmetto.
  • Sugar: Especially good on Arenga pinnata and Phoenix sylvestris.
  • oils: Syagrus romanzoffiana, Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Attalea cohune and Roystonea oleracea.
  • Honey: not only bees can provide it, get it from a palm tree with Jubaea chilensis and Phoenix canariensis.
  • Alcoholic drinks: Pseudophoenix vinifera, Borassus flabellifer, Caryota urens, Cocos nucifera, Elaeis gineensis, Mauritia flexuosa or Phoenix dactylifera.
  • Wax: don’t eat this! but find it in Ceroxylon andicola and Copernicia prunifera.

palm associations

Knowledge of palm trees is spent a lot of time and is something that is constantly growing, so you can always take advantage of any copy. Diseases, genera, species, reproduction, cultivation or pests are topics on which much has been delved into, so there is a lot of information on all of them.

At an international level there is an association dedicated to compiling all this information, it is the International Palms Society, comprising more than 80 countries and some 2,000 members. In Spain, the “Association of Friends of Palm Trees”so the evolution of these plants in our country is constant, as is the information about them.

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