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What Kind of Palm Tree Has Artichoke-like Fruit?

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What kind of palm tree has artichoke-like fruit? Trying to figure out what it is. Comes from a palm tree in central FL (Sarasota area). – Alicia

Screw Pine Fruit

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert:

Because I am not completely familiar with Florida palm trees, I contacted the Plant Sciences Department of the University of Florida to confirm it’s identification. Here is what they said,  “Looks like the fruit of a Screw Pine which is not a pine (Pinus) it is in the genus Pandanus.”   The Pandanus genus are palm-like shrubs (although not closely related to palms). Hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if I can help with anything else.

Comments

  1. It’s a Pandanus Tectorius
    Hala is a choice tree for the essential native Hawaiian landscape. Female trees, with the characteristic pinneapple-shaped fruit, appear to be more in demand than the males. But the uncommon male hala produce highly fragrant and attractive floral displays and should be grown more as well.

    An excellent plant for poor, salty or sandy soils in hot and windy areas. Both a xeric and salt-tolerant tree, hala is a great to stabilize sandy soil along coatsal and beach front properties where salt spray may kill most other plants.

    Hala may take ten years or longer to mature and bear fruit.

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  2. Awesome Gaby thanks!

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