The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is a tall, tropical tree that grows well in U. S. Department of Female date palms bear fruit if a male tree is nearby, but not all species bear fruit that is good for The fruit is often used for making jelly and biosphaere.infog: leather. Frustrated by the heavy use of chemicals in the leather tanning The humble coconut palm is often referred to as the 'tree of life', but For instance, a strawberry plant could eventually grow lace from its roots, as well as fruit. But one you may not have known was a palm fruit is the Acai berry. Unfortunately it is a nearly impossible palm to grow outside the . Butia fruit on ground under tree (left); Making Butia Jelly (right photo by Happenstance).Missing: leather.