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A short update of naturally growing coconuts on Miyako island

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Hello everyone,

as promised I would like to make a short update of my previous thread -

http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/55027-final-update-of-can-cocos-nucifera-grow-naturally-on-miyako-south-japan/&tab=comments#comment-825601

where I finally found a remote jungle like spot with naturally growing cocos nucifera somewhere 

deep in our botanical garden.

Be kindly invited to check out this spot with me after my first visit in November 2017...

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Here in 2017 when I detected the coconut palm in a remote corner of Miyako`s botanical garden,...

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...with some very young sprouted ones at the bottom of the mother tree. (I allowed myself to 

clean the spot a bit from debris, fallen leaves and sling plants before leaving the area while

promising to look after it from time to time.)

...

Now, in January 2019:

Closing in again...

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The mother tree, still there...

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The view blocking almost hidden "entrance".. 

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...stepping inside the boscage...

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...looking up, new fruits are already well developed - then taking a deep breath and

allowing myself to scan intensively the closer area...

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Oh yes, ...looking good!

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Promising looking young cocos nucifera...

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...all around.

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...and plenty of naturally fallen coconuts everywhere.

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After all I counted seven young healthy looking and promising plants - 

giving me hope that they will do well until my next visit.

...

Thank you for your time - I will keep you updated,

best regards from Miyako island, Okinawa

Lars

 

 

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bgl

Lars,

Good to see that the seedlings are doing well! I have fond memories of my visit a couple of months ago and when you showed me this spot and these coconut seedlings! I am sure they will be just fine! :)

Bo-Göran

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12 hours ago, bgl said:

Lars,

Good to see that the seedlings are doing well! I have fond memories of my visit a couple of months ago and when you showed me this spot and these coconut seedlings! I am sure they will be just fine! :)

Bo-Göran

Bo-Göran,

Thank you very much!

Yes, I think they are going to do well, too. The spot is somehow hidden and therefore provides some protection from typhoons as well, they should be fine.

Biggest threat are at the moment sling plants and falling leaves from the mother tree - but as mentioned, I will take a look from time to time.

Best regards -

Lars

 

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