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empireo22

Great pictures keep them coming. Here is a leaning coconut in Fort Pierce.

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palmsOrl

David, those talls in Puerto Rico are about as perfectly grown as it gets. Every bit as nice as those in photos of Tahiti and Bora Bora. My Kopsick coconuts have still not sprouted 5 1/2 months later. But I went into it knowing I could be waiting up to a year, so I'm not worried. I pulled them from the sand last week to check for germination and I can still hear the coconut water inside. I may be waiting at least several more months. There is a large coconut (25'-30') at a restaurant/bar on I Drive near Orlando. I don't know how long it has been there, but I will upload a photo later.

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Jeff in St Pete

Some Coconut photos from Manuel Antonio Beach this weekend

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DavidLee

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

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DavidLee

Fiji Dwarf at Fairchilds about couple hundren feet from the Nawasi Tall Coconut2013-12-19131627.jpg

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DavidLee

David, those talls in Puerto Rico are about as perfectly grown as it gets. Every bit as nice as those in photos of Tahiti and Bora Bora. My Kopsick coconuts have still not sprouted 5 1/2 months later. But I went into it knowing I could be waiting up to a year, so I'm not worried. I pulled them from the sand last week to check for germination and I can still hear the coconut water inside. I may be waiting at least several more months. There is a large coconut (25'-30') at a restaurant/bar on I Drive near Orlando. I don't know how long it has been there, but I will upload a photo later.

Thanks for the comment. Yes the coconuts in Puerto Rico are very exceptional. I was like wow the whole time. I would like to see your photo of the one in Orlando.

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DavidLee

Here is another tall Coconut probably a Jamaican Tall Coconut near Pahokee, Fl on the south eastern shores of Lake Okeechobee. Taken December 2013.2014-01-03081907-2.jpg

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Zeeth

Here is another tall Coconut probably a Jamaican Tall Coconut near Pahokee, Fl on the south eastern shores of Lake Okeechobee. Taken December 2013.2014-01-03081907-2.jpg

Awesome!

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DavidLee

Here are some more Jamaican Talls at Luquillo Beach in Puerto Rico.2013-12-21043403.jpg

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palmsOrl

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Sorry for the dark photo. The palm looks much better in person and the crown is totally green. I would bet it was planted in the last 3 years as I think I would have noticed it before. There were a couple of royals planted in the adjacent parking area, but based on my experience with them, I find this less and less surprising here in the Orlando area. There is a hotel just south of the Orange County Convention Center that has been landscaped with mature royals and a few coconuts for at least 11 years (first saw them summer of 2003). All but one of the coconuts has died since then, but the one still there survived 2010. It is quite remarkable really. The palms at said hotel have been discussed on here a number of times over the past decade. I also know of one small adonidia that survived 2010 unprotected. I have no idea how, it isn't even cared for. That palm is about 4 feet tall and is growing in Maitland, a northern suburb of Orlando.

I would wager that this coconut will survive for many, many years as I don't see it freezing in this location. The urban heat island will protect it.

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avanza

Very beautiful.

Thank you very much.

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DavidLee

It looks good and well established. Thumbs up to your photo.

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Zeeth

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Sorry for the dark photo. The palm looks much better in person and the crown is totally green. I would bet it was planted in the last 3 years as I think I would have noticed it before. There were a couple of royals planted in the adjacent parking area, but based on my experience with them, I find this less and less surprising here in the Orlando area. There is a hotel just south of the Orange County Convention Center that has been landscaped with mature royals and a few coconuts for at least 11 years (first saw them summer of 2003). All but one of the coconuts has died since then, but the one still there survived 2010. It is quite remarkable really. The palms at said hotel have been discussed on here a number of times over the past decade. I also know of one small adonidia that survived 2010 unprotected. I have no idea how, it isn't even cared for. That palm is about 4 feet tall and is growing in Maitland, a northern suburb of Orlando.

I would wager that this coconut will survive for many, many years as I don't see it freezing in this location. The urban heat island will protect it.

Looks like this palm

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/29234-more-i-drive-restaurant-palms/

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Daryl

Here's one I saw the other day...has a good crop for this far south (28 deg)

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palmsOrl

IDriveCocos1.jpg

Sorry for the dark photo. The palm looks much better in person and the crown is totally green. I would bet it was planted in the last 3 years as I think I would have noticed it before. There were a couple of royals planted in the adjacent parking area, but based on my experience with them, I find this less and less surprising here in the Orlando area. There is a hotel just south of the Orange County Convention Center that has been landscaped with mature royals and a few coconuts for at least 11 years (first saw them summer of 2003). All but one of the coconuts has died since then, but the one still there survived 2010. It is quite remarkable really. The palms at said hotel have been discussed on here a number of times over the past decade. I also know of one small adonidia that survived 2010 unprotected. I have no idea how, it isn't even cared for. That palm is about 4 feet tall and is growing in Maitland, a northern suburb of Orlando.

I would wager that this coconut will survive for many, many years as I don't see it freezing in this location. The urban heat island will protect it.

Looks like this palm

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/29234-more-i-drive-restaurant-palms/

Yep, that's the one! I guess I missed that thread (or just forgot). For better pics of said palm, view that thread. I didn't realize when I took them that all my photos were so dark. I wonder if the palms were there for 2010?

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Dakotafl

IDriveCocos1.jpg

Sorry for the dark photo. The palm looks much better in person and the crown is totally green. I would bet it was planted in the last 3 years as I think I would have noticed it before. There were a couple of royals planted in the adjacent parking area, but based on my experience with them, I find this less and less surprising here in the Orlando area. There is a hotel just south of the Orange County Convention Center that has been landscaped with mature royals and a few coconuts for at least 11 years (first saw them summer of 2003). All but one of the coconuts has died since then, but the one still there survived 2010. It is quite remarkable really. The palms at said hotel have been discussed on here a number of times over the past decade. I also know of one small adonidia that survived 2010 unprotected. I have no idea how, it isn't even cared for. That palm is about 4 feet tall and is growing in Maitland, a northern suburb of Orlando.

I would wager that this coconut will survive for many, many years as I don't see it freezing in this location. The urban heat island will protect it.

Looks like this palm

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/29234-more-i-drive-restaurant-palms/

Yep, that's the one! I guess I missed that thread (or just forgot). For better pics of said palm, view that thread. I didn't realize when I took them that all my photos were so dark. I wonder if the palms were there for 2010?

The other thread mentioned that these palms were there in 2010 including the Christmas Palm, They actually thrive around here, that year was just too cold for way too long.

I like viewing pics of these in places we don't always see them, or where most palm enthusiasts wouldn't expect them to grow well...

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palmsOrl

If 2010 didn't kill them, then they are there to stay, barring a 50 - 100 year freeze.

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wimmie

Boy, and this is the size where we in The Netherlands have to be satisfied with! :rant: This one is two years old and is grown as a hydroplant.

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redant

Boy, and this is the size where we in The Netherlands have to be satisfied with! :rant: This one is two years old and is grown as a hydroplant.

Cool, your going to need to add a second story there soon.

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Eric in Orlando

In Palm Beach, next to Whitehall (Flagler Museum), Henry Flagler's old mansion

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Funkthulhu

Boy, and this is the size where we in The Netherlands have to be satisfied with! :rant: This one is two years old and is grown as a hydroplant.

Wish I could even get one that big! (or to at least germinate!)

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Eric in Orlando

Winter 2013

Frank, that one looks great !

I noticed 2 younger but trunked Coconut Palms planted at Boardwalk Burgers across from Fashion Square Mall. They have some minor leaf burn. They are on the SE side of the building but in an open location.

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redant

Jupiter Island and lighthouse, I like the second one as those tall palms over the rest of the canopy on the island. In the first one that wild coconut is totally in salt water at high tide and seems to be fine.

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Dakotafl

These are at Squidlips restaurant in Melbourne, Fl (Eau Gallie area) right before the causeway on the mainland, these are very tall.

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Eric in Orlando

Jupiter Island and lighthouse, I like the second one as those tall palms over the rest of the canopy on the island. In the first one that wild coconut is totally in salt water at high tide and seems to be fine.

I think I have a photo of that same coconut in the first photo from the top of the lighthouse. I'll try to find it !

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Eric in Orlando

No, it wasn't the same one. I did take this photo from the Jupiter lighthouse

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redant

No, it wasn't the same one. I did take this photo from the Jupiter lighthouse

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This one is further to the left of my picture, not in the frame, by the little white building. The one I posted drinks straight salt water at every high tide.

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Eric in Orlando

I will look for it next time we are down there. We go to the Square Grouper across the river from the lighthouse.

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Gileno Machado

Sirinhaém, Northeast Brazil

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Exotic Life

Found another two, Panama again.

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palmsOrl

No, it wasn't the same one. I did take this photo from the Jupiter lighthouse

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This palm is a good example to the everybody on Palmtalk of the typical appearance of a coconut in central FL (in areas where they survive at all). These tend to look a bit tattered and have a yellowish cast from the cooler winters. I've seen many that look very healthy, but specimens like this are more common. Our Cocos may not look like those in the deep tropics, but they are still worth the effort.

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Jeff in St Pete

A couple coconuts in my front yard

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Xwave

Hi, I would like to ask, I am actually on vacation on Fiji, there are many coconuts on the ground but I don't know if they are mature or not.

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empireo22

Hi, I would like to ask, I am actually on vacation on Fiji, there are many coconuts on the ground but I don't know if they are mature or not.

If they are brown and you hear water splashing inside then they are good to germinate.

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Daryl

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empireo22

Those are perfect! I'm envious! Is this in Gold Coast?

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Daryl

No...I wish it were!

Thailand...

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Daryl

Here is one from down the end of the street near my place...noticed today that it is just starting to flower...this is growing in concrete with no care or water...go figure!

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