What Fruit Grows on Palm Trees?

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There are about 1,100 different species of palm trees on Earth, most growing in tropical areas of the world. The fruit of each tree varies, ranging from the berry like fruits of the California fan palm to the fleshy fruit of the coconut palm. Some fruits are even covered in scales.

Dates

  • The date palm is native to the desert areas of Northern Africa and has been grown for thousands of years. The fruit grows on female trees that must be pollinated by male trees for the dates to mature.

Coconut

Jelly Palm Fruit

  • Jelly palms are grown all over the world, but they are native to parts of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. The small yellow- to orange-colored fruits taste like a combination of apricots, pineapple and banana. They can be eaten fresh or used to make jelly or wine.

Pygmy Coconut

  • Pygmy coconuts come from the Chilean wine palm. The fruits are fleshy, sweet and egg-yellow. They taste something like coconut and are eaten raw or made into candies.

Other Fruits

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  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images dates palm image by superkiss from Fotolia.com coconut image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.com fan palm image by jcpjr from Fotolia.com
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