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I was given a gift today, one of which is truly Canadian. A friend and fellow palm enthusiast stopped for a visit and garden tour today. We live on Vancouver Island, the largest island in the eastern Pacific ocean. His Butia capitata growing in Victoria, British Columbia, is a large flowering and fruiting palm. This in itself is a rarity in Canada, moderated by the Pacific ocean, is unique to what many people around the world believe is a land of ice and snow. Here we are mainly zone 8b to 9a and Butia can be grown to maturity.

I have what is most certainly the first ever Butia (Jelly palm) preserve grown, made and packaged on Canadian soil. Behold a Canadian first, and uniquely west coast item.

Cheers, Barrie.

 

 

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Laaz

Nice Barrie. Some of the old timers down here make wine from the fruit.

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Howeadypsis

Oh that's cool!

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DoomsDave
27 minutes ago, Laaz said:

Nice Barrie. Some of the old timers down here make wine from the fruit.

That fruit is good! It varies from palm to palm, but the best ones are just like apricots.

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DoomsDave
12 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

I was given a gift today, one of which is truly Canadian. A friend and fellow palm enthusiast stopped for a visit and garden tour today. We live on Vancouver Island, the largest island in the eastern Pacific ocean. His Butia capitata growing in Victoria, British Columbia, is a large flowering and fruiting palm. This in itself is a rarity in Canada, moderated by the Pacific ocean, is unique to what many people around the world believe is a land of ice and snow. Here we are mainly zone 8b to 9a and Butia can be grown to maturity.

I have what is most certainly the first ever Butia (Jelly palm) preserve grown, made and packaged on Canadian soil. Behold a Canadian first, and uniquely west coast item.

Cheers, Barrie.

 

 

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That is a first!

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ChrisA

How cool!  Looks delicious! 

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SailorBold

So curious as to how it tastes.  I hope my palms will fruit someday !

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Las Palmas Norte

I remember tasting the fruit fresh off the tree and being surprisingly impressed. The preserve is more bland but sweet as expected.

Cheers, Barrie.

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SailorBold
On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2016‎ ‎8‎:‎02‎:‎07‎, Las Palmas Norte said:

I remember tasting the fruit fresh off the tree and being surprisingly impressed. The preserve is more bland but sweet as expected.

Cheers, Barrie.

I have never had the opportunity.  When I read your thread I started googling looking for peoples experiences. Sounds like they taste amazing.... apparently you can eat Jubaea nuts whole (not sure if you can do that with Butia) and it tastes like a miniature coconut. I wonder if the hybrids taste different ?

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Brad Mondel

Butia nuts taste just like coconut meat also. Same texture and flavor but no coconut water inside. People crack them and eat them in Brazil. 

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Josh-O

enjoy!

when ever I see a fruiting one around town I always make it a point to see if I can get some of the fruit.

I love that stuff

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On July 28, 2016 at 1:08:53 AM, Las Palmas Norte said:

I was given a gift today, one of which is truly Canadian. A friend and fellow palm enthusiast stopped for a visit and garden tour today. We live on Vancouver Island, the largest island in the eastern Pacific ocean. His Butia capitata growing in Victoria, British Columbia, is a large flowering and fruiting palm. This in itself is a rarity in Canada, moderated by the Pacific ocean, is unique to what many people around the world believe is a land of ice and snow. Here we are mainly zone 8b to 9a and Butia can be grown to maturity.

I have what is most certainly the first ever Butia (Jelly palm) preserve grown, made and packaged on Canadian soil. Behold a Canadian first, and uniquely west coast item.

Cheers, Barrie.

 

 

Jelly Palm.jpg

British Columbia is basically the palm haven of Canada. Very cool!

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Las Palmas Norte
14 hours ago, PalmTreeDude said:

British Columbia is basically the palm haven of Canada. Very cool!

Well, along the southern coastal areas anyway.

Cheers, Barrie.

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8 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

Well, along the southern coastal areas anyway.

Cheers, Barrie.

Yep!

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