You are bidding on one lush young palm with vigorous root systems 18-24+ inches tall with 2-4 leaves born and grown in Hawaii.
Ready for 3 gallon container.
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10b: to
1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
is the genuine Açaí palm, a very tropical palm from Brazil. The species Euterpe
oleracea, called Açaí Palm is famous for its anti-oxidant qualities of the fruit
juice and as a host of many health benefits - from weight loss, to increased energy and
lower cholesterol. This magical palm is very ornamental, with multiple branches.
The Açaí palm is a fast grower with multiple clumping stems. It has pinnate leaves that
start from a prominent crownshaft that is reddish color. It has adapted to live in
periodically waterlogged and flooded soils by developing special root structures called
pneumatophores. The Açaí palm will take full sun as it matures, it also likes high
The Açaí fruit, a small, round, black-purple drupe
about 1/4 inch (710 mm) in diameter, similar in appearance and size to a small grape
but with less pulp, is produced in branched inflorescence of 700 to 900 fruits. Two crops
of fruit are produced each year. The fruit has a single large seed about 710 mm in
diameter. The skin of the ripe fruits is a deep purple color, or green, depending on the
kind of açaí and its maturity.
The Açaí berries are harvested as food. In a study
of three traditional Caboclo populations in the Amazon region of Brazil, açaí palm was
described as the most important plant species because the fruit makes up such a major
component of diet (up to 42% of the total food intake by weight) and is economically
valuable in the region (Murrieta et al., 1999).
round dark purple fruits are largely used worldwide for juices, energetic food, smoothies,
ice cream, etc. Açaí stems can be used as pillars for small houses, and the leaves can
be used to cover the roof. The heart of this palm is also the primary species used
for canned palm hearts. It's pretty fast growing so it can replace the cut canes in a few
years. Açaí palms, since it clusters, can go on living to be harvested later. The juice
is extracted from the small round fruit which is purple in color. The seeds are soaked in
water to soften the thin outer shell. The seeds are then squeezed and strained to produce
a dense purple liquid of incomparable flavor. This liquid is served ice cold with sugar
and tapioca flour.
As açaí deteriorates rapidly after
harvest, its raw material is generally only available outside the immediate growing region
as juice or fruit pulp that has been frozen, dried, or freeze-dried. However, several
companies now manufacture juices, health drinks, yogurts, and sorberts made from açaí
berries, often in combination with other fruits.
The juice and pulp of açaí
fruits (Euterpe oleracea) are frequently used in various juice blends, smoothies,
sodas, and other beverages. In northern Brazil, açaí (or jussara, which is one of the
fruit's common folk names) is traditionally served in gourds called "cuias" with
tapioca and, depending on the local preference, can be consumed either salty or sweet.
Açaí has become popular in southern Brazil where it is consumed cold as "açaí in
the bowl", mostly mixed with granola - a fad where açai is considered as an
energizer. Açaí is also widely consumed in Brazil as an ice cream flavor or
Açaí is cultivated in humid regions, specially
along with rainforests. It needs high temperatures, rich organic soil, and high moisture.
Açaí palms will grow better with some shade and slow wind. Açaí palms live in
seasonally flooded habitats and along water margins. Excellent landscaping palm if given a
lot of water, Açaí thrives in Brazilian swamps. High in its needs for heat and water,
Açaí palms tend to yellow and grow slowly with insufficent water. It flowers throughout
the year and the harvesting season is usually from July to December. It produces both
female and male flowers which are quite small and are brown to purple in color.
A Beautiful Palm you just must have!
Palm Euterpe oleracea
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they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy transit to you.
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We ship Seeds Internationally.
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additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
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We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
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We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.
This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
Payment must be received
within 7 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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