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So this dude Danny discovers a 20ft fruiting coconut. Then he shows pics and gets all the coco lovers frothing. Now he shows pics of it with its head lopped off. Something doesn't seem right

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rprimbs

So this dude Danny discovers a 20ft fruiting coconut. Then he shows pics and gets all the coco lovers frothing. Now he shows pics of it with its head lopped off. Something doesn't seem right

I personally think that it was terribly wrong to kill that beautiful -- by California standards -- coconut. But at least the other still stands and I would not be surprised to see it producing in a couple of years.

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Josh-O

Freaking new home owners!!

Palm haters to the T.. :mrlooney:

I would love to get that trunk and carve a commemorative tiki to immortalize that coco and give it the honors it deserves. :shaka-2:

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Danilopez89

Freaking new home owners!!

Palm haters to the T.. :mrlooney:

I would love to get that trunk and carve a commemorative tiki to immortalize that coco and give it the honors it deserves. :shaka-2:

That would be cool! But I passed by again Monday afternoon and the trunk was removed already. I saw people coming out the house as I was passing by. I have a feeling they bought that house to rent it out. Because I just can't comprehend why they would chop down the awesome looking palm and leave the scrawny looking queens...

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DCdesertpalm

I just drove by and stopped to check out the coconut in La Quinta. This palm is stunning! All I can say is Wow! I live 6 miles to the north in Indio. Time to really try a coconut now!

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DoomsDave

I just drove by and stopped to check out the coconut in La Quinta. This palm is stunning! All I can say is Wow! I live 6 miles to the north in Indio. Time to really try a coconut now!

Keep your eyes peeled for more.

I'll bet they're there.

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Josh-O

I'm guessing the new owners did not know what they had growing.

At least there is the La Quinta coco

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rprimbs

I'm guessing the new owners did not know what they had growing.

At least there is the La Quinta coco

Or maybe they didn't want a fruiting coconut over the walkway leading to their house...

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Danilopez89

I just drove by and stopped to check out the coconut in La Quinta. This palm is stunning! All I can say is Wow! I live 6 miles to the north in Indio. Time to really try a coconut now!

Pictures don't do this palm justice! :)

It's beautiful in person. I think I became a little bit obsessed with cocos after seeing it up close and hearing the sounds it makes in the wind. I predict this one will be even healthier and better looking than the one in Palm Desert was.

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Danilopez89

I'm guessing the new owners did not know what they had growing.

At least there is the La Quinta coco

Or maybe they didn't want a fruiting coconut over the walkway leading to their house...

Maybe they said "we have to chop it down, or else we will have coconuts falling on our heads". Lol

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Josh-O

I seriously doubt it produces FULL SIZED NUTS to fall on any-ones heads??

Small stunted sized nuts more likely.

No doubt cool but not likely here. They needs lost of water and humidity to do their seeding thing.. :bemused:

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Josh-O

I'm guessing the new owners did not know what they had growing.

At least there is the La Quinta coco

Or maybe they didn't want a fruiting coconut over the walkway leading to their house...

I'm guessing the new owners did not know what they had growing.

At least there is the La Quinta coco

Or maybe they didn't want a fruiting coconut over the walkway leading to their house...

Maybe they said "we have to chop it down, or else we will have coconuts falling on our heads". Lol

lol..

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Josh-O

I just drove by and stopped to check out the coconut in La Quinta. This palm is stunning! All I can say is Wow! I live 6 miles to the north in Indio. Time to really try a coconut now!

Pictures don't do this palm justice! :)

It's beautiful in person. I think I became a little bit obsessed with cocos after seeing it up close and hearing the sounds it makes in the wind. I predict this one will be even healthier and better looking than the one in Palm Desert was.

couldn't agree more

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Josh-O

So this dude Danny discovers a 20ft fruiting coconut. Then he shows pics and gets all the coco lovers frothing. Now he shows pics of it with its head lopped off. Something doesn't seem right

I personally think that it was terribly wrong to kill that beautiful -- by California standards -- coconut. But at least the other still stands and I would not be surprised to see it producing in a couple of years.

I think your more likely to nailed by queen palm seeds :mrlooney:

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kylecawazafla

I knew it could be done!!

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Ken Johnson

I wonder if it got the chop to stop palm nuts from choking the street with extra traffic.

I wonder if it got the chop to stop palm nuts from choking the street with extra traffic.

It was just Matty B going around and around... :mrlooney:

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Pip

I wonder if it got the chop to stop palm nuts from choking the street with extra traffic.

I wonder if it got the chop to stop palm nuts from choking the street with extra traffic.

It was just Matty B going around and around... :mrlooney:

Hahahaha

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Alicehunter2000

Somebody print out this thread and leave it in their mailbox. They are either sad or mad...lol....but most likely shocked thatsomething they didn't give a second thought to has the world wide palm community in an uproar.

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Josh-O

:interesting:

not a bad Idea. It could be mailed to them?

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mushrooms

Coming out of a 4 year hiatus for this and now feel the rage of a football hooligan. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF!

RIP Desert Palm coconut palm. You were too handsome for California.

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Josh-O

R.I.P

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Brad Mondel

Could it be? Not that healthy but could it be?

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San Diego Zoo. Unless this is Jubaeopsis Caffra. There was one right next to this palm.

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Coconutman

Could it be? Not that healthy but could it be?

San Diego Zoo. Unless this is Jubaeopsis Caffra. There was one right next to this palm.

That's a coconut :)

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Danilopez89

Could it be? Not that healthy but could it be?67o0nk.jpg

San Diego Zoo. Unless this is Jubaeopsis Caffra. There was one right next to this palm.

That's so cool! Good for them at the zoo! Where exactly is at? We just purchased season passes for the SD Zoo and I plan on going soon, I want to see this little coco!

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Mr. Coconut Palm

Looks like a coconut palm to me, possibly a Green Malayan Dwarf.

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Brad Mondel

The San Diego Zoo has many exotic and beautiful Palm specimens from a wide range of genera. I recommend Palm lovers visit, I will make a separate thread with pictures when I get a chance.

This Coconut is the only Cocos I spotted throughout the park, I walked the entire thing. It's located at the reptile trail. It's in an exhibit with turtles and its right beside the only Jubaeopsis Caffra in the park. Which is phenomenal!

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Danilopez89

The San Diego Zoo has many exotic and beautiful Palm specimens from a wide range of genera. I recommend Palm lovers visit, I will make a separate thread with pictures when I get a chance.

This Coconut is the only Cocos I spotted throughout the park, I walked the entire thing. It's located at the reptile trail. It's in an exhibit with turtles and its right beside the only Jubaeopsis Caffra in the park. Which is phenomenal!

I must have seen it when I was there last year and not knowing that cocos in cali was a rare thing, didn't even think about twice. I do remember seeing the J. Caffra along with many other palms. The whole time I was there it was all about the PALMS! for me. The animals got no love that day. :)

I'll be looking for a "San Diego Zoo Palms" thread ArchAngeL01 ;)

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Pando

Well with all the hype I couldn't resist. Found a super green one at Home Depot yesterday, not a hint of yellow or orange anywhere. Looks totally different (and more healthier) than the typical yellow/orange ones HD usually sells. Does anyone have an idea what kind it is?

I'll plant this in a hot, protected spot between houses, with good drainage and some concrete close by.

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Danilopez89

Pando, was this the only green one in the batch at HD? I hope they'll bring some over this way. They get their shipments on Tuesdays out here so I'll check tomorrow. Don't be surprised if I come home with 5 coconuts :)

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Danilopez89

Well with all the hype I couldn't resist. Found a super green one at Home Depot yesterday, not a hint of yellow or orange anywhere. Looks totally different (and more healthier) than the typical yellow/orange ones HD usually sells. Does anyone have an idea what kind it is?

I'll plant this in a hot, protected spot between houses, with good drainage and some concrete close by.

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Are you going to put it in the ground right away, or are you going to baby it for a couple seasons? I say "baby it". Make it strong, then plant it out...

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Pando

Well with all the hype I couldn't resist. Found a super green one at Home Depot yesterday, not a hint of yellow or orange anywhere. Looks totally different (and more healthier) than the typical yellow/orange ones HD usually sells. Does anyone have an idea what kind it is?

I'll plant this in a hot, protected spot between houses, with good drainage and some concrete close by.

Are you going to put it in the ground right away, or are you going to baby it for a couple seasons? I say "baby it". Make it strong, then plant it out...

Thanks - I'll probably try to acclimate it as much as I can, and prepare the spot. In the meantime I'll probably pot it to a slightly larger container with good drainage, sandy soil and a drip.

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Pando

Pando, was this the only green one in the batch at HD? I hope they'll bring some over this way. They get their shipments on Tuesdays out here so I'll check tomorrow. Don't be surprised if I come home with 5 coconuts :)

Yup, this one was noticeably different (taller, dark green) from the rest, and it was the only one... It really stood out from the rest of the batch and there were about 10 of them or so.

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Danilopez89

Pando, was this the only green one in the batch at HD? I hope they'll bring some over this way. They get their shipments on Tuesdays out here so I'll check tomorrow. Don't be surprised if I come home with 5 coconuts :)

Yup, this one was noticeably different (taller, dark green) from the rest, and it was the only one... It really stood out from the batch and there were about 10 of them or so.

Exciting! :)

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Brad Mondel

I'm glad you're trying one Pando!

Here's another angle of the San Diego Coconut:

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Danilopez89

LOL wut?

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Danilopez89

Pando, what about the one you showed me and Dave yesterday in the chat room. Wasn't that one in San Diego too? It looked big and healthy. It even had that nice yellow orange color to it.

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DoomsDave

Yeah, Pando, do show us.

We're cuckoo for coconuts . . . .

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