AKA: Assai Palm
Native range: Brazil to Venezuela, Guyana
Edible Fruit and Palm Nuts
This is the genuine Açaí palm, a very tropical
palm from Brazil.
You are bidding on six (6) live bare root seedlings
with vigorous root systems 12+ inches tall with * leaves born and grown in
photo of multiple similar items
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 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 humidity.
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).
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 juice.
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
insufficient 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!
Hardiness: USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
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All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
sphagnum moss to ensure the plants healthy
transit to you. All live
plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are
shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by
USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US
Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at
Honolulu International airport.
is included in Shipping and Handling
@ $5 fee per
There is a
packing & custom boxing fee.
usually least is USPS postage (shipping).
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS!
We can ship live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling
includes USDA Certification.
We ship Seeds Internationally.
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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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SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same paypal payment.
This policy is good for auction 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.
After you purchase
After you Receive your Items.
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Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
before it arrives. Shipping can be stressful on a plant, and any
mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I
order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there
is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered
to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to
Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it
arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from
delivery confirmation to make any claim.
All claims need to be supported with
Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged,
the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and
understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
The expense to send it to you is most
of your payment. To send any replacement (s), I try to piggy back with
your next order.
Replacement is not an option for
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option. These are coming from Hawaii. The only
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promptly via best method--if you feel like the combined shipping fee is
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Rare Palm Seeds
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
Mahalo & Aloha!!