My name is D.J. A few years ago I moved to one of the most beautiful places in the world--Pensacola Beach, Florida. I love exploring the beach, documenting its changes with my photos, volunteering to help our sea turtles, attending concerts on the beach in the summer, and participating in many of the events we have throughout the year. I also enjoy sharing my photographs with you so that you can appreciate the beauty of our very special island.
I think this is a Date Palm. I'm not sure of the varieties of dates that are edible, or how to prepare them, but I hope this helps.
There is one of these at my sister's church, and she and my boyfriend were telling me how people are always picking fruit from it by the bushel. It's a palm just like this one and they described mature fruit being yellow-orange just like this. I'm almost positive it's the same and if so yes, it is indeed edible.
p.s. the tree at the church is also a date palm.
I think this is a pindo date palm, sometimes called a Jelly palm. The fruits are used to make Jelly here in the south.
For more info check out the Floridata site:
This is a Pindo palm or jelly palm. The fruit is ripe when it is orange yellow like the picture. You can eat it right off the tree - there is a big seed in the middle. Or you can make jelly out of it - which is why it is called a jelly palm.
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