The Acai Palm Tree, scientific name Euterpe oleracea, is a rare palm known because of its edible tasty fruits that are packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential omegas. These fruits are used in energy drinks, weight loss products,lowering cholesterol products and so on. Leaves may be made into hats, brooms, baskets, and mats. A single tree may produce thousands of fruits a season. This palm is not cold hardy and needs warm tropical climate for successful growth.
Acai Palm Tree Profile
Scientific name: Euterpe oleracea
Common names: The Acai Palm is also known as Açaí Palm, Assai Palm, Acai Palma, Cabbage Palm, Pina Palm.
Origin: It is native to Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.
Appearance: It has a single slender trunk that is topped with dark green pinnate leaves that emerge from a reddish crownshaft. Trunk is about 5 inches in diameter, covered with gray dry bark and ringed with scars from old leaves. Feathery leaves are about 5-10 ft long.
Flowers/Fruits: Euterpe oleracea produces small purple flowers that grow in clusters. Male and female flowers are born on the same inflorescence. Flowers are followed by green fruits that grow in bunches. It takes Acai Palm 4-5 years before producing fruit. Fruit is a round drupe about 1 inch in diameter with a single seed inside. It turns black-purple when ripe. You can get two crops of fruit each year. The fruit is edible and can be eaten raw.
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast. It can grow up to 30 – 50 ft tall and 5 -10 ft wide.
Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.
Cold Tolerance: Acai Palm Tree is not considered cold hardy. It can tolerate cold only down to 30F when mature enough. It is great for growing in USDA Zones 10a (30 to 35 F) to 11 (above 40 F).
Light Req: Partial shade.
Water Req: Moderate. In the wild, Euterpe oleracea grows in swamps and floodplains. It grows best in acidic moist, but well drained soil.
Maintenance: Easy. Apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continuous release formula twice a year during growing season.
Propagation: Propagated by seeds, which can germinate in a few weeks to a couple of months. Plant seeds in well-drained soil mixture. Water regularly, but do not allow standing water.
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