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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...

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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...

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Zeeth

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Here's a nice one in Bradenton.

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Mike Evans

I usually don't take pics of coconuts, but this group on the south side of the Big Island of Hawaii caught my eye.

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Brian Bruning

Great Coconuts guys. It is and always been the epitome of palms.

We have a few in California. The Newport Beach (Orange County) one is the oldest and tallest being about 35 years old and about as tall.

There was a grove at the Salton Sea but died when the property owner died and tenants didn't irrigate anything.

Next there are groves in Stoney Point (Puerto Penasco) Sonora, Mexico. See the link. The Mayan Palace Hotel has a very nice grove but the apparently do not fruit as all fruits abort when about the size of a soft ball.

http://www.vacationtimesharerentals.com/Mexico/Timeshares/Mexico-_-West-Coast/Puerto-Penasco/Mayan-Palace-Puerto-Penasco/

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Walt

Yesterday I took the below photo (first one cropped to enlarge photo. The second, original one using lots of zoom to see across the lake from the road I was on) of some coconut palms growing on the north shore of Lake Serena, here in Lake Placid, Florida. There's more coconut palms on an adjacent lakefront lot. I've seen these palms (at a distance) for years, but this is the first time I photographed them.

Notice how the back yards of the homes slope towards the lake. These are ancient sink hole lakes with the homes built on or just near the rim of these lakes. As such, the yards of these homes receive the relative heat of the water (the lake water is in the upper 60sF, even in January) during the winter months, and air temperatures rarely fall below 40 degrees F at night. Nighttime air temperature did fall near freezing on the coldest night in December or 2010, after more than a week of abnormally cold weather that brought the lake water temperatures down, verses 20.8 degrees F at my place with no lake effect.

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Capnrey

Not the prettiest coconut, but I sure had a lot fun hanging out on it, hanging from it, jumping off it . . .

Bug Island, San Blas Islands

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Stelios

Here are some photos of my small coconut. I live in Paphos, in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus (34N). I only don't know the variety. I hope somebody might know.

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doranakandawatta

Stelios,

Nice to see a european coconut tree, I believe they are very few.

Thanks for posting.

Philippe

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palmsOrl

Stelios, I would say you have a yellow Malayan Cocos. Nice healthy specimen. Keep us posted.

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Stelios

I might be the only one here in Cyprus. I'll keep you posted if I see any more. I see though lately many small and a few big royals and foxtails. I know cocos is more sensitive but here in Paphos we have the most mild winters on the island and all the tropical fruits grow mostly here. If it will not survive I will plant in it's place 1 B.Alfredii or 1 royal which I have in the pots. It's been in the ground a little more than 2 years and it seems to be growing faster than my Rav. rivularis. The cocos is the only palm I give a little protection in the winter.

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Stelios,

I too think you have a nice looking Golden Malayan Dwarf. I had one too that was about 6ft. tall in overall height, putting out a new spear leaf every three weeks late last year, but the worst winter in 20 years here killed it even though I wrapped it with a towel on the coldest nights. I had a larger Green Malayan survive last winter with only about 60% frotsbite, which has since recovered and is now putting out a new spear about every 3 to 4 weeks. I think the Green Malayans may be a slight bit more cold hardy than the Golden and Yellow Malayans. Also, planting ones that are a little older with a little bit of woody trunk at the bottom seems to give them the edge in surviving the winters in marginal climates. Remember, only water it in the winter about once a month, so its roots don't stay cool and damp. They don't like cool damp roots.

John

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Stelios

John

I almost not watering it at all during the winter. But since it's in the ground the last 2 winters, due to strong rain the soil got a bit wet sometimes. That's why I planted it in pure sand from the local beach here. The water is draining very fast. It also has about 1 inch of woody trunk even though is still very slim. Before this palm was in the yard of my parents house next to green tall variety (not sure which one) both in the pots. The soil was covert from the rain. They were exposed to 1 cold night (around 40F) and after a few days the green died. This one had only a few black spots and burned ends. So even though is more cold tolerant variety it also needs protection from the cold wind on the fronts. I wish I could find the green Malayan but here in Paphos is very difficult. Is it the most cold tolerant? I still have a lot of things to learn. I will find more info and hopefully with a little luck I will grow this one for some years.

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jeevesjank

Here's some coconuts around my house in Vero Beach. I apologize for the low quality pics.

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sur4z

These are growing side by side...green nuts and yellow nuts...

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IHB1979

Saw this nicely curved coconut trick or treating this evening in Satellite Beach.

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JJD

A couple of Golden's in my garden.

The coconut in the bag next the golden in the background is a Tacunan dwarf variety from Davao, Mindanao in the Southern Philippines and is suppose to produce nuts after 3 years. I Just need to find a permanent place to plant it to see how it will perform.

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PalmnutVN

Local palm, loaded to the max...... :)

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displaced_floridian

Wow, I've never seen a coconut tree so loaded ! Someone must be giving it fertility drugs.

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Zeeth

Saw this nicely curved coconut trick or treating this evening in Satellite Beach.

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Nice!!

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IHB1979

Here are some Maypan's at McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach. Quick question about the plant ID tag that was around this coconut. It had the date of 2001, is that the date of planting or germination?

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Palmaceae

Here are some more, from Fairchild Tropical Gardens.

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Panama Tall,

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Red Spicata Dwarf

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Red Spicata Dwarf,

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Palmaceae

I was able to pick up a Red Spicata Coconut at the palm sale at Fairchild, I was very happy! Here it is planted in my garden.

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hanapalms

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doranakandawatta

Tangalle beach, down south Sri Lanka (2007)

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the boat debris is a rest of the tsunami's catastrophe

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Coconutman

Great pics!I wish it was still in Florida :(

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Coconutman

Great pics!I wish it was still in Florida :(

Oops I mean "I" not "it"

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Keith in SoJax

Here's the best we can do here in our frost hole.

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Silas_Sancona

...Bird Key Cocos and a Veitchia or two on a Sunday morning in January.. Rough life here :winkie:



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Zeeth

Bump. Here are some on Anna Maria Island.

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Zeeth

These two are in Palmetto, not far from my new garden.

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palmsOrl

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These two coconuts are planted at Smash Burger across from the Fashion Square Mall near downtown Orlando (or as I like to call it, the new Fort Myers). They are presumably recently planted but look pretty good (it was a quite cool 48F when the photo was taken at about 8:30pm) and I would say these look like what the quintessential Orlando Cocos looks like. That is, not as good as in deep South Florida, but good enough to want at least a few in my yard. These are clearly dwarf green Malayan coconuts. Sorry for more night time photos, I guess we are just night people :) .

I need to get photos or two virtually identical specimens (with regard to variety, size, spacing, shape, etc.) planted at a house on the east side of Lake Howell Rd. in Winter Park (for those that know the area). I can tell the resident is a palm person because there are a few smaller coconut palms in pots in the same yard.

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Cluster

Are you sure they are green malayan and not maypan or something else , I say this because they seem to have a bole:)

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palmsOrl

Are you sure they are green malayan and not maypan or something else , I say this because they seem to have a bole:)

That's an astute observation, Cluster, I'll bet your right. This added robustness may be a slight advantage for the palms future cold hardiness.

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Zeeth

They look like Malayans that were well fertilized for their establishing years.

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Cocoa Beach Jason

Planted this little Panama Tall this afternoon.

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Dave-Vero

A couple of days ago, I was surprised at the number of mature coconuts in Indialantic (Melbourne beaches, Florida).

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Coconutman

Recently moved my tall into a larger container.

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