Southern Jelly Palm
The Jelly Palm is a native to South America, particularly Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. It is easily identifiable with feather palm pinnate leaves that arch inwards towards a thick stout trunk.
It can reach heights of up to 10m tall, with a thick trunk reaching up to 60cm in diameter. Leaves are long, up to 1.2m in length, and recurve toward the ground from the trunk.
The bright yellow-orange fruits are around 3-4cm in length and diameter, and are edible! They are sweet and sour with a texture similar to a loquat, though the taste can vary depending on soil conditions.
Drought tolerant once established. Reportedly hardy down to -10°C, though a recommended minimum temperature should be just under freezing.