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empireo22

Beautiful pic! Alex

Thanks!

Do you know what is the flowering tree?

Shaving brush tree is the common name

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doranakandawatta

PSEUDOBOMBAX ELLIPTICUM Shaving Brush Tree

We don't shave with that in Switzerland! neither in Sri Lanka!

it's very exotic for me!

Funny to see our palms we (Worldwide Palm-Addict Society) have in common, but with strange trees which do not belong to their phytosociologic association; I remember Pete showing pics of his garden in Australia with a Magnolia soulangeana blooming, or in USA, palms with oak-trees.... BUt these are lovaly gardens.

Thanks!

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Cindy Adair

I truly tried to take some coconut photos from our farm, but ended up with only a few. Most are volunteers which I'm forced to minimize these days. I'm pretty sure the two in the photo to the left are a dwarf variety planted by the previous owner just so to be hammock width apart. We haven't yet made the time to test that theory

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Don't worry, we do have hammock time, just on the covered porch when it rains!

Lots of coconuts from the two in the last photo. None yet from the younger tree in the middle photo, but a good support for orchids already!

Next visit I'll try for some picture postcard like shots near one of the lovely beaches we visit.

you're lucky to live in a place where coconuts grow like weeds. Do they have any local cultivars there?

BTW. your soil looks excellent for just about any kind of plants

I do think I'm very fortunate to have such good soil and do realize how lucky I am to grow coconuts so easily. Sometimes I feel like I should pinch myself to be sure I'm awake and not just dreaming about a farm in PR.

As to local cultivars I have no idea. I'm trying to make contact with palm growers on the island, but am so busy enjoying our own farm when I can get there that I haven't connected with too many IPS members there. One of the IPS Board members has a house in PR, but she is on the far Eastern part on an outlying island and I'm in the western edge of the mountains. I'm looking forward to spending more time with the locals when we move as everyone we've met there so far has been extremely nice.

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doranakandawatta

DRINKS?

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empireo22

Cocos nucifera in Sebastian, FL about 2 miles from the Indian River.

We dont need too many more coconut threads....so keep posting here......unless its a California Coco!

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Xwave

How long takes coconut to sprout ? I have my coconut in greenhouse from June, but still nothing.

It is Dwarf gold Malayan how tall it could be in greenhouse ?

Thank you.

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Daryl

Here's a couple of a nice leaning coocnut I saw in Samoa

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PalmnutVN

A few more......

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Candi Dasa, Bali

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Koh Chang, Thailand

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Anjuna, India

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Koh Samui, Thailand

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Da Nang, Vietnam

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Peter Pacific

Coconuts are everywhere! Here are some from Guatemala, in the "vena verde" behind the house, parents of the ones I gave to Meg. They are very tall, easily 25 feet tall and haven't showed any signs of slowing down!

Peter

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doranakandawatta

Beautiful pics Peter!

Strange how the trunks of these coconuts are having a nice dark-white pattern.

regards

Philippe

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Zeeth

Here's a coconut in the Bahia Honda state park. I hope to get coconuts from this one when I visit this winter.

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palmsOrl

That's a good idea Keith, that's a gorgeous specimen. Is there something unique about this particular palm, or is it just because you are visiting the park and it is a producing Jamaican Tall?

As a follow-up, I stopped back by Kopsick this evening on the way home from the beach for more coconuts, and nada. Nothing on the ground and the garbage bag had been changed. :floor: Boy am I grateful for the ones I was lucky enough to get a few weeks back.

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Zeeth

It's just because i'll be visiting the park so I'll have to take some with me! I've never actually seen coconuts on the ground at Kopsick, which is why I usually bring something with me to throw. Hopefully the ones at Bahia Honda aren't too tall to get the coconuts down.

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empireo22

Sometimes you can find coconts on the beach here....this one is 11 inches long and quite heavy. Maybe a Jamaica Tall? hopefully it is viable.

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empireo22

Anyone want to add the Newport coconut? maybe a recent pic?

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markotb

Nice and big coconuts my friend :)

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Zeeth

I've got some sprouts coming in from Hawaii soon so I'll get some pictures of those up soon as well as the Jamaican tall coconut I'm trying to sprout.

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empireo22

I've got some sprouts coming in from Hawaii soon so I'll get some pictures of those up soon as well as the Jamaican tall coconut I'm trying to sprout.

Nice! What cultivars are they?

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Zeeth

Not sure specifically. It's from a website that sells a number of different coconut varieties and this is the description of the ones I'm getting:

These are our most-prized drinking nuts. If you want the best-tasting, most-productive coconuts, then these are the sprouts for you! We personally select these coconuts because they're highly productive (20-40 nuts a month, or more), they're very sweet and delicious, and they have a thin husk (which means there's a high percentage of juice in relation to the size of the nut).

Should be interesting to see how they do in Florida.

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O'o Bar Master

Bought our property 35 years ago and these two coconuts were the only palms on the property. Would probably not have planted them ourselves but they have grown into lovely giants above part of our driveway.

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Mike

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Zeeth

Here are the two coconuts from Hawaii potted up on my balcony at my dorm. The coconuts themselves are much smaller than the ones from Hawaii I got a few years ago, so it'll be interesting to see what the fruit these produce are like because the other Hawaiian ones were mostly coir, with an average size nut inside, so it'll be interesting to see how well the palms live up to their description when they begin fruiting!

The shape is interesting, as one is reminiscent of a maypan and the other looks exactly like my jamaican tall (which is the unsprouted coconut seen in the pictures). Don't worry about the amount of shade in the pictures. This is the temporary home for these until I can get them down to Sarasota. In the first picture you can also see the golden dwarf coconut that I got from Bill Chang (hanapalms).

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markotb

Your`s little coconuts looks great. How old are they? :D

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IHB1979

I've posted this before for ID but thought I should post in the Coconut thread. These are in Islamorada, FL (Middle Florida Keys).

I collected a lot of seeds from these in 2011 and most germinated. I believe these are Panama/Pacific tall variety.

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doranakandawatta

Thank you Bob,

Is this place your garden? Nice coconut grove!

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empireo22

I've posted this before for ID but thought I should post in the Coconut thread. These are in Islamorada, FL (Middle Florida Keys).

I collected a lot of seeds from these in 2011 and most germinated. I believe these are Panama/Pacific tall variety.

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Thanks, nice picture. There are plenty of tall varieties in Indian Harbor Beach, im up there a lot, such a great microclimate.

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MattyB

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Zeeth

Bought our property 35 years ago and these two coconuts were the only palms on the property. Would probably not have planted them ourselves but they have grown into lovely giants above part of our driveway.

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Mike

Those are amazing! They look so healthy too

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stygiana

Empireo22 asked me to post some photos of fruiting coconuts in the Canaries quite a while ago, and I was sure I did it...

But I checked this thread and couldn't find it :hmm:

It seems like I got mixed up... Too much gardening under the sun I'm afraid.

So here are (at last) some photos of fruiting cocos in my neighbourhood.

Sorry Alex for the delay!

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empireo22

Here are some Coconuts in Fort Pierce. Please keep adding if you have some pics to share :)

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Walt

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Above photo: Two coconut palms at a residence on Lake Pearl Drive in the town of Lake Placid, Florida.

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Above photo: Coconut palms on the shore of Lake Pearl in Lake Placid, Florida

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Walt

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Above photo: Coconut palms at Lake Grassy Motel along US 27, just south of Lake Placid, Florida.

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Walt

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Above photo: Single coconut palm at 18 Blue Moon Ave., Lake Placid, Florida. There was a matching coconut palm but it was killed from the cold of 2010 (I assume, as it's gone now, only a short stump remains). The remaining palm was hurt by the cold and near defoliated, but it came back, as the above photo attests.

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Exotic Life

Here are some coconut pictures made by my sister who lived in Panama for a little more then 6 months...

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DavidLee

Below is a photo of Jamaican Tall or Atlantic Tall Coconut Palms at Tres Hermanos Beach near Anasco, Puerto Rico taken December 2013. I have learned that Jamiacan talls are highly variable far as nut shapes and size. So really cant say you have a Jamaican Tall based upon the nut shape or size.2013-12-20061901.jpg

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Silas_Sancona

Three of the largest specimens I have yet to come across here in Bradenton.




-Nathan-

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Zeeth

Three of the largest specimens I have yet to come across here in Bradenton.

-Nathan-

Try and find these, they're much fuller now

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Also, check around Anna Maria island, many of the coconuts there are way taller than those

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Silas_Sancona

Keith, thanks for the info. Aside from walking the length of the island on the Gulf side, haven't yet fully explored the rest of the area just yet.

-Nathan-

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