4 comments on “Kallitype- Bulow Cabbage Palm

    • They are pretty spiky. The spike are just the fronds ends after it dies and breaks off. Us old timers call them “boot jack palms” as you can take the y shaped remains off the tree flip it over and use it to assist with pulling off your boots.
      When the tree is young and maybe 3-4 ft out of the ground the top fronds can be peeled back, then cutting into the heart you can pull out the heart which is the palm cabbage, cook it (it turns purple when cooked) and it is very tasty.

      • Most fascinating! I always wonder who would have been the first person looking at such a prickly plant and wondering whether there’s anything edible about it 😀

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