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Bactris gasipaes

Classification

Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Bactris
                        Specie: Bactris gasipaes

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained humus-rich soil in sun or partial shade

Features: Edible sweet fruit

Uses: Tropical gardens Containers

Zones: 11-12

Description: This species is widely cultivated, sometimes commercially, for its edible, sweet, yellow to orange-red fruit, which is about the size and shape of a peach. It may be clump-forming with many narrow, cane-like stems to 30 ft (9 m) high or single-stemmed wit

Growth Habit: Can be single stemmed or multi-stemmed

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