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So I saw an episode of Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern. He was in Thailand and bought a small coconut at the market, he really liked the flavor of the coconut water inside, said it was a lot stronger flavor than in other coconuts. The coconut seemed fairly small and was white in color instead of brown, the outer husk was already gone, so didn't see what color it was. Anyone have any idea what kind of coconut this was? Anyone have a tree?

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empireo22

sounds like it might have been a young coconut since it was white. that might be why the flavor was different also.

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Zeeth

It was likely from the Aromatic green dwarf coconut. Here is a link:

http://www.cogentnetwork.org/images/publications/catalog/countries/Thailand_271-273.pdf

From the pink color that the emerging bud demonstrated, I believe that this is the variety that Jeff in Modesto recently sprouted in the following links:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/42608-germinating-store-bought-husk-less-coconuts/

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/43889-store-bought-coconut-photo-update/

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Really full garden

Here in Guatemala it is well known that the green Panama tall cocos have sweeter water and fetch a higher price than the yellow/gold varieties.

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Xerarch

It was likely from the Aromatic green dwarf coconut. Here is a link:

http://www.cogentnetwork.org/images/publications/catalog/countries/Thailand_271-273.pdf

From the pink color that the emerging bud demonstrated, I believe that this is the variety that Jeff in Modesto recently sprouted in the following links:

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/42608-germinating-store-bought-husk-less-coconuts/

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/43889-store-bought-coconut-photo-update/

Interesting about the aromatic green dwarf. In fact, he did mention specifically that it had a very strong aroma, "it reeks of coconut" I don't think he meant reeks in a negative sense.

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