Fruit - candied and used as a sweetmeat.The fruit is about 5cm in diameter. Seed - raw or cooked. A pleasant nutty flavour raw, they are also used in sweetmeats. The seed is about 5cm in diameter.An edible oil is obtained from the seed.
Fibres from the plant are used as a stuffing material for mattresses etc.A paper is made from the fibres in the trunk.
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It will probably require a sunny sheltered position in a moist but well-drained soil. Some reports say that it can tolerate several degrees of short-lived frost. Palms usually have deep penetrating root systems and generally establish best when planted out at a young stage. However, older plants are substantially more cold tolerant than juvenile plants. In areas at the limit of their cold tolerance, therefore, it is prudent to grow the plants in containers for some years, giving them winter protection, and only planting them into their permanent positions when sheer size dictates. Palms can also be transplanted even when very large. Although the thick fleshy roots are easily damaged and/or desiccated, new roots are generally freely produced. It is important to stake the plant very firmly to prevent rock, and also to give it plenty of water until re-established - removing many of the leaves can also help.This species is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit and seed plus its many other uses. It is a very slow-growing plant that takes several years before it begins to form a trunk and takes up to 60 years to produce seed. The tree is becoming very rare in its native range because it has been widely exploited for its edible sap. The trees are beheaded and a large quantity of sap exudes from the trunk. Unfortunately, the tree cannot produce side branches and so it dies after this treatment.
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