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Ilovepalm

For 10 years I have been unsuccessfully trying to sprout a coconut palm from a nut. Every time the nuts turn moldy. I have already tried all possible sprouting methods available on the Internet, as well as from this forum. I even rinsed these nuts with washing powder before putting them in zip bags. I always soaked in warm water, then they had 100% humidity and 30 Celsius temperature. But they always mold and do not sprout. Now, I bought 4 coconuts and silence for three weeks.

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oasis371

I have heard mixed about sprouting from store-bought, coconuts without their outer husks. I only really tried once, from a green coconut found on a street in South Florida. I planted the coconut in sandy soil, and put it in a south facing, hot window but no bottom heat.  Planted in July, it germinated in December. Three weeks is not a long time in terms of palm germination, coconuts or otherwise. I don't know if I like the idea of germination in a sealed plastic bag with 100% humidity, as I feel ventilation is also important, but curious to hear from other regarding this method of seed germination. Good luck!

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NOT A TA

Coconuts sold for food are picked months before maturity. Of course some growers pick earlier or later than optimal due to local weather, labor, shipping, storage and other conditions.  So while you may be getting nuts picked early someone else may be getting nuts picked when they have matured more. That makes store bought nuts sold for food a roll of the dice and overall the germination rates for coconuts harvested for food is much lower than fully matured seeds that drop naturally.

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Ilovepalm

@oasis371@oasis371 I vent them every day and change the water to clean water, and rinse the coconuts themselves gently under running water. Once or twice, my nut sprouted after a week, but the sprout fell off under pressure. I think the coconut inside was fermented.

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Ilovepalm
1 minute ago, NOT A TA said:

Coconuts sold for food are picked months before maturity. Of course some growers pick earlier or later than optimal due to local weather, labor, shipping, storage and other conditions.  So while you may be getting nuts picked early someone else may be getting nuts picked when they have matured more. That makes store bought nuts sold for food a roll of the dice and overall the germination rates for coconuts harvested for food is much lower than fully matured seeds that drop naturally.

I live in Poland, that's why I can't get a walnut in a green cover.

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GottmitAlex

That has happened to me many times. I recommend that when you check the nuts in the store, make sure they have a lot of water inside.

Three years ago I germinated a couple of (to my surprise) golden pacific tall coconuts. I did the mistake of leaving the black trash bags in which they were in, outside. 

They were exposed to direct sunlight and one of the coconuts exploded!

I heard the "pop" and took the surviving coco inside. 

Here are three pictures of it today:

 

 

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Rickybobby

I find it depends on alot where you live. If you live up here in Ontario and buy a seed in January that seed has probably been frozen to death. My best luck doing it is between may and September 

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59 minutes ago, Rickybobby said:

I find it depends on alot where you live. If you live up here in Ontario and buy a seed in January that seed has probably been frozen to death. My best luck doing it is between may and September 

I wrote that I live in Poland.

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Ilovepalm

@GottmitAlex I bought big coconuts and with lots of water inside. I have not been able to sprout a palm tree for 10 years yet. You live in the USA. Me in Poland.

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