7 years to reach maturity
Coconuts fall from trees when fully mature, and are easily collected from the ground.
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Coconut Palm Overview
The Coconut Palm, Cocos nucifera is a large palm species, growing up to 30 m tall. Old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. Coconuts are generally classified into two general types: tall and dwarf. On fertile soil, a palm can yield up to 75 fruits per year, but more often yields less than 30. Coconuts are large, dry oval-shaped drupes, encased in thick fibrous husks. The skin is green, yellow, or bronze-gold, turning to brown, depending on cultivar and maturity. Seeds are filled with endosperm, which is solid and sticks to the seed coat, and also in liquid form, called “milk”.
Common problems with Coconut Palm
How to propagate Coconut Palm
Seeds spread via ocean currents and germinates when kept moist.
Special features of Coconut Palm
Other uses of Coconut Palm
Erosion control, nuts, ornamental. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Fruits yield "milk", oil and have a thick white fleshy layer.