Sunday, July 4, 2010

Canary Island Palm

The Canary Island palm is one of the most alluring palm trees in the world. Known as the Pineapple palm tree due to its distinguish pineapple shape. The impressive palm tree is also easy recognized for diamond-shaped pattern of its trunk.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Washington palm

Washinton palm (Mexican palm) known also as the Washingtonia Robusta grows to height of 80-100 feet. USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. Dead frond when die remain on the trunk for many years.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fishtail Palm

A Fishtail palm grows in clusters. The trunks are slender green stems. A Fishtail palm grows well in indirect light. It can tolerate low light for long time. This palm thrives in moderately moist soil and loved warm temperatures.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Interesting and delicious fruits

Palm trees flower and produce interesting fruits throughout the year. Some species produce flowers only once a year in early spring. The flowers transform into green fruits, 1 inch in diameter.
Inflorescences and fruits of palm trees arise among the lower fronds. Fruits come in small or large clusters. They are green when unmature and yellow-orange-red when ripe. Inflorescences can reach 15 feet long.
Some species produce edible fruits. They are eaten fresh or used to make delicious deserts and jellies. For example, fruits of Wine palm or Jelly palm are edible and have apricot-like taste.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fruiting palm trees

Palm trees produce fruits. The most well-known palm trees fruits are coconuts, dates and fruits of oil palms which produce edible oil. Palm trees can start producing fruits as early as their third year.