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Visit our nursery website and calendar, We are a Nonprofit 501c3, volunteer run co-op style work group in SE GVL FL. Plants $4, seeds $1-2! Volunteer 2 hours for tree credit.


SALE 2nd Wednesday of each MONTH, 4 - 7 PM Union St. Farmers’ Market in Downtown.

Volunteers are always welcome to join hands-on workshops and work in the nursery as well as lead. See our website for details

Join the email list to get updates about nursery meeting times and events.

The goal of the EPP is to create positive alternatives to the unsustainable food system in this country. Our methods are organic & we were started on an all organic farm in 2001.
Our model is similar to Rare Fruit Councils & permaculture methods.
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I will be working tomorrow (Tuesday 10/6) in the morning. If you would like to join me please let me know so we can setup a time.
Now that Fall is in the air I will be spending more time at EPP. If you would like to come and work but Thursday and Sunday don't fit your schedule maybe we can schedule another day. Feel free to call me 352-222-2489
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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.


More photos on Flickr:

pdf - Pindo palm information sheet (to print out)

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