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Palms and Cycads: Where can I get a Coconut?

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annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 26, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8943572

i want to try my hand at growing my own coconut palm. Where can I get a coconut in the husk??????
ginger749

December 26, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8943594

Hi Annabelle,

They grow wild here in sandy soil.
But if you ever wanted to grow one you are better off buying shot seed or one in a pot.
In the husk they can be up to 12 months old rendering them dead.

We can buy them at our Supermarkets.

kell.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


December 27, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8944055

You will have to grow one indoors in your climate.. .they are very tropical palms... and large... you may have to get a pretty tall greenhouse.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

December 29, 2011
1:29 PM

Post #8946807

Annabelle, coconuts turn up on Ebay here from time to time, so probably the same in the US. Another way is to take a holiday in southern Florida and go back with a suitcase full. As mentioned by Geoff your climate is against you but check out this discussion for ideas on keeping them small.
www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=29668
annabelle15
Niles, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8948648

the room for the plant is no problem, I have a sumporch with 12 foot celings. I'll check E-bay, thanks

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