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IHB1979
12 minutes ago, guygee said:

That is in my neighborhood and I used to have the same doctor until I moved to Orlando for a job three years ago, now I am only home on the weekends. There is another very similar tree just out of the picture, next to the road. I was lucky enough to get three nuts off of that particular tree shown and sprouted them all, but I planted them in too much shade and now there is only one left. I checked that tree again about three weeks ago and was saddened to see it died this summer ...I'm guessing due to this extremely dry summer with almost no rain in July.

After the hurricane this week I went looking for fallen nuts around all of my favorite talls in the neighborhood that survived the 09-10 and 10-11 winters, I got three more off of the neighboring tree not shown, so there is still hope I can keep the line alive...

Indeed that used to be a nursery I used to frequent, I've been in that area since 1993 ...

 

That's awesome you have a sprouted coconut from that tree! I noticed it had died too. Could have been the drought or a lightning strike. It had a full crown one day and a week later all the fronds were hanging down and recently the fronds all fell to the ground. 

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guygee

Thank you for telling me how it ended, I was incredibly sad to see that tree had died, I visited it often. If you look up on Pine Street that intersects with South Patrick at the the doctors office you will see it had a twin. I am hoping those two cross-pollinated before the one in the picture died, and I will be able to sprout the 3 nuts that fell from it after the hurricane, although October isn't really a good time to start. I have them potted in rough sand on my back porch facing south. I will keep you updated.

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Zeeth
2 hours ago, IHB1979 said:

That's awesome you have a sprouted coconut from that tree! I noticed it had died too. Could have been the drought or a lightning strike. It had a full crown one day and a week later all the fronds were hanging down and recently the fronds all fell to the ground. 

That sounds a lot like lightning to me. Sad :( 

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Matt in OC

Any guess as to which type this one is I brought back from the north side of Maui? Seems to be much faster than any of the big box store types.

February:

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Zeeth

My Fiji Dwarf is starting to get the distinct leaf-shape that the variety has.

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Zeeth
On 11/2/2016, 12:50:02, Matt in OC said:

Any guess as to which type this one is I brought back from the north side of Maui? Seems to be much faster than any of the big box store types.

It's presumably a Hawaiian Tall based on it's origin. 

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Cluster

Nice Fiji dwarf, one of my favorites, it is looking good! 

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DavidLee

Below is a photo I taken of a  possible Jamaican Tall Coconut  at Davie near Fort Lauderdale. It is located at UF's Lethal Yellowing Research Center near  FAU Davie campus/Borward College and Nova. It looks much better in real life than in this photo. Surprisingly Broward County has a quite a few Jamaican Tall palms after so many were killed back in 60s. 

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Zeeth

That's a nice one!

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DavidLee

Yes it is. I slammed my car brakes for that one. I collected some coconut from that tree. If your interested I can share some with you when they sprout. I am planning on going over to Tampa during my school break in mid December.  

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Zeeth
30 minutes ago, DavidLee said:

Yes it is. I slammed my car brakes for that one. I collected some coconut from that tree. If your interested I can share some with you when they sprout. I am planning on going over to Tampa during my school break in mid December.  

I would love that! 

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palmfriend

Hello there,

I am sorry for bumping this one but I thought I have got some pictures to show.

Here...

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...my current favorite one, loaded with a lot of coconuts, ...

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...here a newly planted one very close to the sea - I am really crossing my fingers for this one, especially during the typhoon season - 

and finally...

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...another one during sunrise (the palm is pruned too much for my taste, but I thought the scene was worth to be photographed).

best regards

 

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Mr.SamuraiSword

Here are some at englewood beach near stump pass florida.  this was in april of 2016

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Stelios

This is an update from my coconut here in Cyprus.This winter it's been more wet and cool than usual. We had 2 nights at the coast around 0 C but I'm not sure what was the lowest here in my yard. I'm located more inland. The palm is not totally protected and some of the fronds are exposed. The soil is more wet and the protection which I have, opened a couple of times from the strong wind. The first time it happened when we were away for holidays in December. When we returned I found most of the plastic nylon off (I don't know for how many days). There is some leaf burn and the palm looks more yellow than in the summer but is the same every year. Last winter the palm was unprotected from the beginning of February because we had a more warm winter with almost no rain, but I think this year will stay protected more time. I don't know what will I do if is alive next winter and it will grow more in the summer.

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Monòver

It is amazing to see your coconut is alive after this cold weeks.

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Stelios
2 hours ago, Monòver said:

It is amazing to see your coconut is alive after this cold weeks.

Sometimes I also can't believe my self.

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doranakandawatta

Sri Lanka west coast, near Beruwela.

I am sorry but this lonely coconut tree reminds me the desolated landscape I have seen after the tsunami, so it's not a very happy picture for me.
12 years after, I still feel saddened when I am on the coast and I see the fondations of all the house which have disappeared, what most of the tourist don't notice.
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nick
14 hours ago, Stelios said:

This is an update from my coconut here in Cyprus.This winter it's been more wet and cool than usual. We had 2 nights at the coast around 0 C but I'm not sure what was the lowest here in my yard. I'm located more inland. The palm is not totally protected and some of the fronds are exposed. The soil is more wet and the protection which I have, opened a couple of times from the strong wind. The first time it happened when we were away for holidays in December. When we returned I found most of the plastic nylon off (I don't know for how many days). There is some leaf burn and the palm looks more yellow than in the summer but is the same every year. Last winter the palm was unprotected from the beginning of February because we had a more warm winter with almost no rain, but I think this year will stay protected more time. I don't know what will I do if is alive next winter and it will grow more in the summer.

Hi Stelious,

thx. for the pix. It is amazing, your coconut palm withstands those lousy weather conditions. The weather forcast tends to more sun now and higher temps. So I keep my fingers crossed for futher success.

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Matthew92

Nice yellow malayans I found on streetview in Miami Florida.

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RemiMontreal2015
On 31/1/2017 13:56:55, doranakandawatta said:

Sri Lanka west coast, near Beruwela.

I am sorry but this lonely coconut tree reminds me the desolated landscape I have seen after the tsunami, so it's not a very happy picture for me.
12 years after, I still feel saddened when I am on the coast and I see the fondations of all the house which have disappeared, what most of the tourist don't notice.
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Nice picture. This is also very sad to see all this plastic garbage. So typical of the "wild" unfortunately :( these days

 

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guygee

After the 09-10 and 10-11 cool winters, pretty sure this is the tallest coconut left in the neighborhood.

It almost didn't make it through, but has come back strong. I gathered some nuts from it after Hurricane Matthew, they are in pots of rough sand in big clear trash bags in my backyard, I hope they sprout in the spring.

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Exotic Life
On 31-1-2017 19:56:55, doranakandawatta said:

Sri Lanka west coast, near Beruwela.

I am sorry but this lonely coconut tree reminds me the desolated landscape I have seen after the tsunami, so it's not a very happy picture for me.
12 years after, I still feel saddened when I am on the coast and I see the fondations of all the house which have disappeared, what most of the tourist don't notice.
 

 

Beautifull coconut!

A few years ago I visited Thailand and I landed in Phuket. 
During my trip from the airport to the hotel I noticed also a lot of emply plots with only the fondations left and still standing coconuts with dark marked truncs. 
It made me think for a moment what a incredible and scary scenery it had to be those days when the Tsunamia hit the land.

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Daytona Beach Shores. NCFL

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Orly
On 11/3/2016, 3:42:47, Zeeth said:

My Fiji Dwarf is starting to get the distinct leaf-shape that the variety has.

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Hi all,

New member here.  That's a nice looking palm there.  I just recently planted a few Fiji dwarf seedlings. I can't wait to see mine get to that point, wow.  They haven't really made any progress since I planted them a few weeks ago.  They were shipped from Hawaii.  Any growing tips?  Is it still too soon to expect much?

From this morning after watering:

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Orly
On 4/29/2017, 9:36:19, Orly said:

 

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Well, it appears that this seedling didn't make it.  My other 3 are doing betterso i'm thankful for that.  I think a Satakentia Liukiuensis will replace this one.

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Zeeth

Yeah I had seedlings go through that funk after being shipped. Some make it, some don't. There's not much extra you can do in that case besides wait. Good thing you've got others! This is an interesting variety.

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Orly

Yeah, 3 outta 4 not too bad.  It took a while for these seedlings to take to their new spots but they're starting to improve. I've never grown coconuts before.  Wondering when the growth spurt begins.

How old is your dwarf Zeeth?

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Zeeth

I think mine's just about 3 years from seed now. I'd have to check back through my records to be sure though.

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guygee

The day after Hurricane Matthew passed just offshore the Florida east coast I went to visit all of my favorite coconut trees and gathered several coconuts to sprout. I put them all in pots full of rough sand, and with winter coming on each one went into a large clear trash bag for a greenhouse on my west-facing back porch. Although I am still holding out hopes for the others this is the only one that sprouted. The mother was a Maypan from a neighborhood full of Maypans, so most likely it is F2. I was hoping for more of the Pacific Tall genes, but it looks more like it got more of the Malayan Dwarf in it.

I appreciate any experiences that can be shared on Maypan crosses.

I've tasted the water of the nuts from that neighborhood full of Maypans, it varied a lot, some of it bitter, maybe because it had not ripened enough?

One good thing I noticed about the Maypans is that they seem to be a bit more cold hardy, no trees were lost from the cold 09-10 and 10-11 winters that killed many coconut trees on the Florida space coast. (Location: Satellite Beach, FL).

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greysrigging

A work function last night at the Darwin Yacht Club

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The humble coconut is planted extensively on the Darwin foreshore

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IHB1979

A coconut that I gathered, germinated and planted from Islamorada, FL about 6-7 years ago has flowered! The palm is leaning a bit after Irma and lost some fronds. The fence from 2012 was replaced after Matthew and the Podocarpus has been removed.

Here's a photo from 2012

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Mr.SamuraiSword

various coconuts around Matlacha Pine Island and Bokeelia.

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Mr.SamuraiSword

englewood coconuts

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Zeeth
On 2/9/2014, 7:08:54, DavidLee said:

Nawasi Tall Coconut with Spicata growing underneath taken December 2013 at Fairchilds Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coral Gables, FL2013-12-19130720-1.jpg

Here's a Nawasi tall x Red Spicata that I donated to Kopsick.

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GottmitAlex

Here are 5 growing in almost 33 latitude north. 32.7 technically 

 

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

Wanted to add to this thread with a couple pics from my destination wedding and honeymoon 2013

Maui and Kauai represented 

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