7 to reach maturity
Coconuts fall from trees when fully mature, and are easily collected from the ground.
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Cocos is a genus consisting of just 1 species of single-stemmed palm tree from tropical coastal areas. Known widely by the name Coconut Tree or Coconut Palm, this species produces edible one-seeded drupes, these are commonly known as coconuts. They are encased in thick fibrous husks, following on from 3-petalled yellow flowers arranged on a long inflorescence. Cultivation has resulted in thinner inedible hunks, more edible flesh and growth in a range of inland habitats these plants were unlikely to ever reach unaided due to their natural mechanisms of water dispersal. Commercially very valuable, this genus has been used for a huge range of functional purposes, including cosmetics, furniture, decorations and various food applications.
Common problems with Coconut
How to propagate Coconut
Seeds spread via ocean currents and germinates when kept moist.
Special features of Coconut
Other uses of Coconut
Fruits yield "milk", oil and have a thick white fleshy layer.