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Coconut palm, is a palm of the Arecaceae family widely farmed in tropical locations for its edible fruit!

Coconut palms are found almost everywhere along the world’s tropical coasts and are said to have originated in Indo-Malaya

The coconut palm is a palm of the Arecaceae family widely farmed in tropical locations for its edible fruit, the coconut. Coconut palms are found almost everywhere along the world’s tropical coasts and are said to have originated in Indo-Malaya. They are the most economically essential palm species, with coconuts being one of the tropics’ most valuable crops. The coconut palm’s slender, leaning, ringed trunk climbs to a height of up to 25 meters (80 feet) from a swelling base and is crowned with an elegant canopy of gigantic featherlike leaves. Matured products are ovoid or ellipsoid in shape, 300–450 mm (12–18 inches) in length, and 150–200 mm (6–8 inches) in diameter, with a thick fibrous husk enclosing the joint single-seeded nut. A strong shell protects the tiny embryo and its abundant endosperm, made up of both meat and liquid. Coconut fruits float effortlessly and have been widely disseminated throughout the tropics by ocean currents and humans. Coconut palms grow best near the sea in low-lying places a few feet above high water, circulating groundwater and plenty of rainfall. The majority of the world’s coconuts are grown on modest native plantations. Unhusked ripe nuts are used for propagation. In nursery beds, these are arranged on their sides close together and almost completely covered with dirt. Following 4 to 10 periods, the seedlings are transplanted to the town, wherever they are spread at 8–10 meter (26–33 foot) intervals. Palms often begin bearing after 5 to 6 years. In 15 years, a full bearing is reached. Fruits take a year to mature; the yearly yield per tree might be 100, but 50 is regarded as adequate. Products continue to be profitable until the trees reach the age of 50.

This article is curated by Prittle Prattle News.

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