Fiji Dwarf Coconut Palm Lease 100Gal
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This germinated seed is from a Fiji / Samoan Cocos nucifera Dwarf tree that has for years consistently produced the most massive and delicious seeds we have ever known. As a dwarf variety this coconut tree will grow quickly to produce a prolific amount of massive coconuts at a very young age while remaining within easy reach. The typical “tall” coconut palm variety will grow to 80 feet tall while these “dwarf” varieties will top out at around 30 feet.
Like all coconut varieties, this coconut can only be grown in areas where temperatures above 40 degrees F. are maintained.
The northernmost reported coconut palm is at the Palermo Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico di Palermo) in Sicily, southern Italy, at 38° 06' N. In North America, the northernmost is the "California Coconut'' at Newport Beach, California, planted in the early 1980s at latitude 33° 37' N. While stunted, it survives through winter. Coconut trees are universally accepting of a wide range of soil types.
Comments and Curiosities
Few plants on Earth can claim to have assisted mankind more during its early development. Cocos nucifera has been cultivated and utilized for so long in virtually every tropical location throughout the world, that it's true place of origin is somewhat uncertain. The most widely accepted location is southern Asia east to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean. It was introduced to the west coast of northern South America from the Philippines about 2,250 years ago by Austronesian people.
The Dwarf Fiji / Samoan Coconut has the best disease ( lethal yellowing etc.) resistance & cold tolerance you can get, far better than the Jamaican Tall. Very “full” tropical and ornamental canopy. Healthy and vigorous, ready for planting outdoor in sub-tropical or warmer climate. Ambitious growers keep and grow these coconut plants in a container anywhere with controlled temperature, and humidity. A very fast grower, this coconut does very well in a container but in colder climates it must be moved to a protected location to avoid temperatures approaching freezing and or low humidity.