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Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:45:38 AM »
Hi Folks

I'm happy to announce that I am now the prod owner of one rare Butia capitata var. pulposa.
This is a rare variety of Pindo Palm that produces extra-large size fruits.
I have fresh seeds available now ( 3 €uros each seed + 5 €uros por postage fees )

You can find more info about this palm here:
http://www.fruitiers-rares.info/articles33a38/article38-variabilite-fruit-Butia-capitata.html

and you can see photos of my fruits o my FB page... thanks in advance

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015157470236
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 04:39:49 AM by Miguel.pt »

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:42:41 AM »
First time I couldn't post photos of these fruits... here they are now:





Thanks again to those who asked for these seeds.
Have a nice day!

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2023, 09:08:09 AM »
Hello again folks

Just a quick update to confirm these rare Butia capitata var. Pulposa seeds are available again.
Please PM in case anyone is interested.
Recent photos can be seen at my facebook MIGUEL PT
Thanks in advance and best regards
Miguel


« Last Edit: October 23, 2023, 09:18:26 AM by Miguel.pt »

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2023, 11:39:55 AM »
How long till fruit? Looks amazing.

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2023, 12:47:32 PM »
How long till fruit? Looks amazing.

6 to 8 years seem to be the normal time to fruit from seed.
My palm started fruiting while still planted in a 40 liters pot

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2023, 01:34:41 PM »
less fiber or fiberless on this one Miguel?

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2023, 08:45:43 PM »
How do you eat them? What’s taste like flavor and texture wise?

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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2023, 12:58:10 AM »
less fiber or fiberless on this one Miguel?
This variety is almost fiberless. I have given fruits to taste to many friends here and no-one ever mentioned fibers on the comments

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2023, 01:06:10 AM »
How do you eat them? What’s taste like flavor and texture wise?
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I mostly eat them straight. These fruits are big enough to slice using a nife if you want to add to fruit salads.
In terms of fruit taste, just try to imagine one fruit with the flesh consistency of a small peach which tastes like a mixture of pineapple and passionfruit. Very interesting flavour and a very good flesh to seed ratio.
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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2023, 01:16:17 AM »
Just one quick correction regarding postage fees to USA and elsewhere.  This original postage date back to 2017 and back then the postage fees used to be cheaper but now the postage fees are about 10 euros.
Here's some more pictures where you can see the fruits size of this rare Butia species .
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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2023, 05:47:10 AM »
Hello Miguel
Pm. Sent

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2023, 11:33:32 AM »
Miguel thanks so much for responding to initial questions, can you post some pics of the fruit cut open? Is it juicy pulp or dry like canistel?

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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2023, 12:25:00 PM »
PM sent.

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2023, 02:41:04 PM »
Miguel thanks so much for responding to initial questions, can you post some pics of the fruit cut open? Is it juicy pulp or dry like canistel?

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Juicy pulp.
I will try to take some open fruit photos next weekend to show you but meanwhile just look at the photos on the article I mentioned on the first post.

http://www.fruitiers-rares.info/articles33a38/article38-variabilite-fruit-Butia-capitata.html
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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2023, 11:02:08 PM »
Wow Miguel that is awesome! I love the taste of Butia fruit, but all the ones I have tried were very fiberous and could only be used for juice or jelly. If it is like the large fruited kinds in Florida, the seeds also have a peanut sized kernel that tastes very similar to a coconut. They are pretty dificult to crack, though.

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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2023, 09:34:06 AM »
Wow Miguel that is awesome! I love the taste of Butia fruit, but all the ones I have tried were very fiberous and could only be used for juice or jelly. If it is like the large fruited kinds in Florida, the seeds also have a peanut sized kernel that tastes very similar to a coconut. They are pretty dificult to crack, though.

Yes, the seed kernel is like a miniature coconut and it's edible too.
According to the literature these kernels were consumed by the indigenous populations in the natural areas of ocurrence of these Butia species palms ( South Brasil, Uruguay and Argentina )
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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2023, 02:26:22 PM »
Miguel thanks so much for responding to initial questions, can you post some pics of the fruit cut open? Is it juicy pulp or dry like canistel?

Thanks

Hello again
Here goes some more photos of the fruits cut open so you can see the good seeds to flesh ratio of these fruits.
Please be aware that these fruits are slightly unripe.
When properly ripe they became bright yellow.









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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2023, 07:35:53 AM »
Seeds arrived yesterday, super quick! Everything looks nice and fresh. Thanks Miguel

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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2023, 10:08:08 AM »
Seeds arrived yesterday, super quick! Everything looks nice and fresh. Thanks Miguel

Hello again Troy and thank you very much for the positive feedback.
That was really fast indeed!... I've just checked and your parcel was posted october 25th so it arrived to USA in just one week time!
Normal mail transit times use to be arround two weeks so I believe this is a new record for me too!...
Thanks again and all the best for you and your plants.
Miguel

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2023, 10:57:06 AM »
Miguel does a great job of packaging... in the past my seeds from him have safely arrived in moist vermiculite... many already sprouted... making for much quicker growth. Thank You!
Say Hello to Nelita for me.

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2023, 06:25:33 PM »
Miguel, I received seeds today in great shape thank you ;) 8)

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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2023, 02:51:35 AM »
Miquel, are the seeds perishable?
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2023, 03:15:51 AM »
Miquel, are the seeds perishable?
These seeds are like tiny coconuts with one hard shell so I believe they should stay viable for sometime but I only offer these for sale during fruiting season while they are fresh. I believe this is the best strategy to assure maximum viability and get better germination rates.
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Re: Butia capitata var. pulposa... rare variety of Pindo Palm
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2023, 07:55:48 AM »
Hello again folks
Just harvested another bunch of fruits and due to heavy rain during last weeks these fruits are even bigger than usual.
Just look at this, please
Seeds available again in case anyone's interested.
Thanks again and best regards
Miguel







 

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