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This palm has been cultivated for centuries, especially in Guatemala where the local peoples consume the unopened male flowers (pacaya). Pacaya is a popular and important vegetable, eaten raw or cooked.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.