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Last Chance Tour @ David The Good's Food Forest.

December 5, 2015, 2:00pm - December 5, 2015, 4:00pm

Address & Directions to be PMed to those who are coming prior to event.

David the Good of is inviting us to tour/explore his food forest before ...

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Thursday, 10/27 will be a regular work day 4 - 7 pm. If you'd like to come out and help please let me know that you're coming.

Thank you.
Nancy Hendler
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Jungle Friends planted our donations recently. They have lots of edibles in the habitat enclosures. If you want to donate any work trade time or $ towards plants for animal, shelters and refuge as well as public planting or irrigation, please contact me at or message our page that you can like and is now able to be checked by those helping out. I especially want us to support Lube's mega fruit bats! Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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Pindo Palm, Wine Palm, Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

The Pindo Palm (Butia capitata a.k.a. Wine or Jelly Palm) is propagated from seed and generally reaches 12-15 feet in height.

Grown in full sun to partial shade, this perennial produces bright magenta flowers in the late spring and early summer.
It is quite cold-hardy and can handle temperatures in the teens with no sign of damage. It is also drought-resistant and resilient if relocated. Pindo palms thrive in a variety of soils, including alkaline, and is moderately salt-tolerant, though its roots and lower trunk can rot in soil which is kept too moist. Growth of this palm is slow; it may take many months to germinate. Though palm leaf skeletonizer, scale, and micronutrient deficiencies (appearing in soil with a high pH) present occasional challenges to the Pindo palm, these are not typically serious.

The plant’s date-sized fruit has a citrus-mango-coconut flavor, and makes great jams and jellies. The juice of the fruit can also be added to smoothies and tropical wines and liqueurs. Seeds can be roasted to make a coffee-flavored beverage.


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pdf - Pindo palm information sheet (to print out)

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