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CABBAGE PALM TRIVIA

Cabbage Palmetto

Also known as Cabbage palm and Swamp cabbage, the Cabbage Palmetto (Sabal palmetto) is native to the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean. Hearts of palm are obtained from the plant - the tender hearts of the terminal bud or young leaf shoots. Harvesting kills the tree. Hearts of palm have many layers (similar to leeks), and are a pale ivory color, with a very mild nutty flavor. They are used mostly in salads.

The single trunk may grow to a height of 60 feet, but average size is usually smaller. The cabbage palm has fan shapes leaves up to 5 feet long.  The tiny flowers are white, and the fruits are black and pea-sized.

The state tree of South Carolina is the Cabbage palmetto, and is also on the state flag.

The cabbage palm is also the state tree of Florida and is featured on the Great Seal of Florida.
 

 

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