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Article: Jubaea chilensis, the Chilean Wine Palm- World's Largest Palm Tree: The seeds are tasty

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Colinia_Mckimii
Harmony Grove, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #6001557

I have eaten both seeds that I collected in CA and some imported from Chile. Both are equally tasty, being very similar to coconut but slightly more nutty and drier. I actually got some at Vons that had been already peeled but remained whole somehow. They are time consuming to crack yourself. I tried planting some seeds I collected but they never germinated. Nutrition facts on the seeds: 11 kCal each, 82% of the energy from fat (90% saturated). Not the most healthy food, but they sure are tasty!

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palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


January 14, 2009
4:49 AM

Post #6003493

Jubaea seeds in general are very slow germinators. I collected about 200 a few years ago and just this year got 3 of those to germinate (I tossed out a bunch figuring they were all bad, and now I am not so sure).

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