75 Hi Jerry. Those palms that are untouched will usually be the healthiest. What can I do to help it through the rest of this hot summer? The seed oil is used for cooking. Each leaf is composed of 150-180 leaflets. They are also very common in the south as garden plants – not sure about in Tasmania though. We live in Phoenix, AZ, so very hot, dry, and sunny. What type of press is used to press the seed into oil? It was mid February and the tree had huge clusters of yellow-orange fruits hanging on it, as well as a good number of fallen fruits on the ground below which I picked up with the intention of growing. Whether or not palm seeds are toxic depends on the species of the palm tree. Can I do anything with these ,plant them in other words. Queen Palm - $3.00/4 seeds, plus shipping. Most of the fronds died but the tree survived easily. Thank you for any help!! Foxtail palms are hardy in UDSA zones 10 and 11. Everything you need to know about Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), including propagation, ideal conditions and common pests and problems. There is a very attractive variant called the Silver Queen. The fruits may be discarded after they have been squeezed. The flavour is sweet and could be described as a mixture of plum and banana. Palm Seed Harvesting: Seeds are obtained from within the orange fruits. Unlike most palms, queen palm seeds must be removed from the fruit before it has ripened because the ripe fruit imparts germination-inhibiting chemicals into the seed. One just chews on the pulpy coating getting the sugar off of it then spit out the fiber out. I did not add anything but eggs. I am new to Florida. Hi, does anybody know if the fruit of a queen palm is edible, or a good site that would give information on it. I just started collecting ours. It was just easier than working with a pot filled to the brim. I am a Midwesterner going on my 7th week of an unplanned stay in Florida (not flying back due to COVID) and have become increasingly curious about all of the palms around here. I ended up making juice and freezing after researching. Its fruits are edible and sometimes eaten; consisting of a hard nut surrounded with a thin layer of fibrous flesh that is orange and sticky when ripe. This Palm will begin to produce large amounts of edible, sweet fruit in spring till late fall. I would like to know since I plan to sprout and grow the seeds so I would like to know what I have. My concern would be more along the lines of persimmons, which horses shouldn’t eat. The Australian fan palm (Livistona australis) has young tender leaves that are edible. Queen palm trees are popular landscape trees in warm regions. The seeds, which are the size of peaches, are very poisonous. Comments or questions about this site, or for permission to use photos and information. The fruits are made into jam in some South American countries. Usually you don't eat the date meat but you can. I have been experimenting with queen Palm fruits. You may change your settings at any time. Flying foxes don’t have the ability to echolocate. Aromatic and sweet the dates are sticky and fibrous with a very large seed. Curiously the University of Florida refers to the Queen Palm date as “ornamental” and classifies the palm as a category II invasive species. In Florida I have a couple of Queen palms and they have been dropping fruit. I attended your class in Meade Gardens a couple months ago and wrote down 40 names of plants you identified. Foxtail palms are a better choice for beauty but the fruit isn’t edible. It tastes just like coconut. However, when I made the move to Florida, where I live when work doesn’t have me traveling, I had to begin to learn what I could forage for here. South Africa. Sure, but improving their germination is beyond my area of expertise. Either way, you will be straining the liquid again when you are through, so it doesn’t really matter. We have a big tree next to our house . Flowers white to cream, fruit green turning light orange then bright orange. Sago palm (Metroxylon sagu) Sago palms are low, multi-stemmed trees, rarely over 9 meters (27 feet) tall, with a stout, spiny trunk. A rain forest native of Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina, Queen Palms, Syagrus Romanzoffiana, are more a landscaper’s delight than a forager’s. It is also more cold resistant and grows to 80 feet. The Queen Palm tree seed has a brown fiber under its skin. Any information on doing this would be appreciated. I live near some genuinely rural pine forests and a number of spring fed ponds. When they turned orange and began falling off their bunches, they were ready to harvest. Like coconuts, the seeds are rich in saturated fatty acids such as palmitic acid. Syagrus romanzoffiana, the queen palm or cocos palm, is a palm native to South America, introduced throughout the world as a popular ornamental garden tree. Apparently a count you could not count on. This is an intergeneric hybrids between the seed bearing Butia capitata ( Pindo Palm, Jelly palm) and the Queen Palm. Hope my guts tolerate. They are not a problem to the palm. There are plants of every type and description growing everywhere, and I can identify maybe five of them. When the pot finally began boiling, I lowered the heat to medium and still leaving uncovered, allowed it to simmer for about 1 hour. But a queen palm is not just eye candy, for these trees also offer a delicious fruit that is completely edible. Palmitic acid has all single bonds between the carbon atoms and is similar to animal fat (stearic acid), except it has 16 rather than 18 carbons. The Queen Palm and I got off on the wrong frond. Thaw and use when you are ready! Identify Plants. A forager’s typical view of a Queen Palm, photo by a White Washed Cottage. In Australia the palm is a threat to a bat called the Flying Fox. The fronds have a slight silvery color to them. Also the large seed lodges behind their back teeth preventing them from eating thus starving. Email to order And can it serve the purpose of poultry and livestock with out pressing oil from them. I’m no jelly maker, but I’m hoping someone here will have an idea or even a good recipe. After pouring into custard cups and refrigerated. Queen palm or Cocus palm fruits are technically edible when ripe. Nearly 200 years after his death all that remains of him is a painting and a palm. Acai berries are a particularly healthy treat. I didn’t tell my family what was in them – topped with whipped cream-the only question was ‘is there more?’ Sylvester Palm Tree The ancient Greeks called it Cape Syagrus named after the σύαγρος (SEE-ah-gros) date. Cautionary “tail”: I raise Labradors. I decided to try to make a jelly from the fruit that I had gathered, so my next question was how to extract any juices from these little guys, as there was nothing to really cook down, like you would a raspberry, and with most of the thing being nothing but pit, a juicer was totally out of the question. Palmitic acid has all single bonds between the carbon atoms and is similar to animal fat (stearic acid), except it has 16 rather than 18 carbons. In South America the seeds are spread by the tapir. Always exercise due diligence before purchasing any product or service. A rain forest native of Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina, Queen Palms, The elements that make it a choice palm for landscaping makes it a headache for foragers. I think if I saw palm fruit fiber and seed husks in their manure that would be a sign things are going through well. Before I met one I had read it was toxic. With curiosity getting the best of me, I began some research and discovered that a good many of the palm fruits are edible, and are used for jellies, wine and cooking sauces. (1) as the nuts turn orange cut the pods off and shake the nuts onto tarps ready for pressing. But the indigestible fibrous seeds could send a pup to the hospital or worse. Half of one bunch was orange and half was still green. All rights reserved. Freezing is simple and well cleaned, plastic, half gallon milk jugs work well. Queen palms are not good landscape plans because they are prone to falling during a hurricane as reported in the book Stormscaping (Florida Gardening Series, Vol. Unlike the much shorter and also edible Pindo Palm, the Queen Palm is usually too tall to harvest the dates easily. Thank you Sara. Ooopse, slight miscalculation there. Warning. I wish I could post a pic. Is there any way I can send you a picture of this nut/seed/date? old puppy ate a bunch, his smart system regurgitated the fibrous seeds back up over the next 12 hours. So, after a little more digging, I discovered how to extract the juice from these fruits, which would be the base for a few different recipes. Next, I placed the fruits into a large pot, and cover with water, covering 1” over the top of the fruits. On the Arabian seacoast there is a point called the Cape of Fartak, now in eastern Yeman, which is in the part of the world where dates were first cultivated and still grown. The fruits are made into jam in some South American countries. We lost our dachshund because he kept eating the fruit seeda and all. I took on too many this time around, but I don’t want to give up yet. Also, I can’t identify several plants near my house. The cost of trimming a palm tree depends on several factors, but you should generally expect to pay somewhere in the range of $50 – $75 for standard palm trees like Queen palm and Mexican palms, but the price can range right up to $500 for bigger palms like Date palms.. One of the primary factors in cost is the height of the tree. It seems to be working. The palm has a wide introduced range due to its popularity as an ornamental garden tree. Ours did fine during Irma. And the bats themselves get stuck in the fronds, which apparently throws off their radar. We weren’t planning to trim the fronds immediately, but now we might. Cutting off Green does not help palms. From Florida to California it is the most commonly planted palm. In Australia, palm plantations, farms, as well as naturally growing palms provide coconuts, palm oil, palm oil seed, dates, edible cabbage, betelnut, sap, edible palm hearts, rattan, palm fruit, and several other types of lesser-known edible products. 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