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ruskinPalms

My coconut has really taken off this year. I felt that it was only an average grower over the past couple years. Maybe the roots have reached down to the water table now? Anyway, I am curious how fast other people's coconuts have grown.

Coconut May 2006 (with a royal and A. cunninghamiana in the background...)

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ruskinPalms

One more because I am bored...

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It is interesting that the coconut is growing with the same lean that it had as a sprout. Keep that in mind if you plan to plant one. this one unfortunately is growing with a lean towards my house.

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ruskinPalms

And for those curious, the same coconut after the freeze in early January 2008:

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falcon1988

Wow Bill yours really taken off .I just planted mine this year like the one you have in the top picture

can't wait til its big only time will tell btw your palms look GREAT!!!!

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pg6922

I have one thats been a rocket ship. I found it floating in a canal. This is 16 months from seed. Needless to say I'm very pleased. Tip of tallest frond is at 9ft. I have one planted only 2 months after this one thats half the size.

In a 15g container for 10 months when it finally went in the ground.

This is June 9th 2007

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April 5th 2008

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Taken today October 4th 2008. 16months old...just amazes me

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glbower

I planted 5 coconuts I bought on Pine Island in 2000. They had about a foot of trunk then and I would estimate about 12 to 14 feet now. I would think 15 inches of trunk a year would be about right for Southwest Fla. Up in parts north, I would guess the cooler winter winter would reduce that quite a bit.

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ruskinPalms

They do seem to be really quite fast which makes them worth growing even in marginal areas of 9B that come close to being 10A, like where I live. They look awsome even as young, non-trunking specimens. I think am just about at the inland northern limit on the west side of FL for having any kind of chance with coconuts. Mine does slow down quite a bit for a couple months in winter, but it never does stop growing.

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Paul The Palm Doctor!

RATE FOR HERE; four-six fronds per twelve months. I don't fertilize coconuts too much, though.

Paul

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Kai

I've got one too. This is in juli 2007:

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Kai

And this is the same palm now (october 2008):

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Kai

Pretty fast for an indoor palm I think... :)

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Big Tex

This coconut is a little over a year old. It was about 1 foot tall when I got it.

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