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We had 6 people come out to work this morning, THANK YOU ALL! We were able to repot some flat woods plums and loquats. Woody Blue raked out some of the mulch in the orchard and David Jetherit Hall labeled and organized the soil amendments.

Faith Carr brought croissants with butter and jam and coffee and lemon water, YUM, as she entertained our new participants and made lists for future work to be done.

Welcome Melody and Laura with baby Conner in tow. I think I saw Stephanie driving in as I was leaving. WOO HOO new faces.

Joni Ellis participated in the Hawthorne Community Markets educational series, Biblical Plants presented by pastor Chris. HCM bought 20 figs and 20 pomegranates to distribute to participants of the workshop. It was very interesting. Next month we highlight another plant or two. Stay posted for more info!
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THIS WEEKS SPECIAL! Arrowroot, 1 gallon pots, $2, makes a great perennial landscape plant that can be processed into a starch like cornstarch if ever needed. Great for under trees and boarders, filling in those hard to landscape areas. Come and get 'em while they last! ... See MoreSee Less

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I've got some delish Muscadine Grapes to share too. Gabriela Waschewsky, I've got the Jar & Lid from your Grapefruit & Hibiscus Juice.

Stop by for a bit then car caravan out to the Hawthorne Community Market where Our Joni Ellis is bringing some Pomegrante & Fig trees for the Biblical Garden talk they're having out there!

Which reminds me - there WILL be plants for SALE & Prickly Pears to adopt (free to good home)
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See you at 10 for coffee & croissants! Get a first look at the new logo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Faith Carr updated the group photo in Edible Plant Project (.org). ... 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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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=butia%20palm%20fruit

pdf – Pindo palm information sheet (to print out)


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