Matured coconut palm can withstand temperatures as low as 55°F (or 12.7°C).

Special attention is needed if you are growing coconut palm in cooler climate, e.g. temperature controlled by keeping young coconut palm indoors, supplementing sunlight with artificial light.

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Botanically, coconut palm is not a "tree"…

Since there is no bark, no branches, or secondary growth. A coconut palm is a woody perennial monocotyledon with the trunk being the stem.

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The United States Postal Service views a coconut as “a self-contained unit, one which cannot be easily tampered with by criminals or readily examined by postal inspectors.”, so you can mail-a-nut!

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How old is the coconut palm?

The age of an adult palm is correlated with the number of leaf scars. The number of scars on the stem, divided by 13, gives the approximate age of the palm in years.

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Apple in a Coconut?!?

Coconut Embryo or the sponge-like growth inside coconut only develops when the coconut has matured and ready to grow into a new plant.

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Is Coconut Oil poisonous!?

With a Harvard professor’s assertion that coconut oil is poisonous… Let us be our own judge by reading this article from Dr. Bruce Fife, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on dietary fats and oils.

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Coconut crab (Birgus Latro) is a species of terrestrial hermit crab and is the largest land-living arthropod in the world.

The species is popularly associated with the coconut palm, though the species do consume coconut, it is not a significant part of its diet.

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Kara is one of Togo’s five regions.

Kara is the regional capital.

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1989, the year Kara was introduced to the world

first aseptic UHT Coconut Cream in ambient shelf stable packaging.

>5,000,000 pieces

of coconuts are processed daily in Kara factories.

The word “coconut” derives from the Spanish word

“coco”, meaning “head”, “skull” or “face” (that of a monkey) owing to the three notches (eyes) on its hairy shell.

Coconut produces both the female and male flowers on the same inflorescence; thus, it is monoecious.

Other sources use the term polygamomonoecious.

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In the classical language of India, Sanskrit, coconuts are called “kalpa vriksha”

which means “tree which gives all that is necessary for living”.

Technically the coconut fruit is a drupe not a nut.

Typical drupes include peaches, plums, and cherries.

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A song titled, “Coconut”, released in 1971 by musician, Harry Nilsson

made it to the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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According to a report in 1984,

2.5 percent of injuries treated at a hospital in New Guinea were caused by falling coconuts.

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"Coconut kills mourner at cemetery".

New Straits Times. 19 November 1991.

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During World War II, coconut water was reportedly given to people when regular IV saline solution was in short supply.

And one real case study of coconut water had been used successfully on a man as short-term emergency intravenous fluids in the Solomon Islands when nothing else was available.

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Scientific studies have shown that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties and is now even being used in treating AIDS patients.

Studies conducted in the Philippines showed that coconut oil does reduce the viral load in AIDS patients.

Gas mask manufacturers in the US developed the use of steam-activated coconut char

obtained by burning coconut husks as an important component in gas mask production. They found that masks using coconut carbon were superior at filtering noxious substances.

From the tips of coconut tree’s leaves down to its roots are sources of useful raw materials for production purposes of thousands of kinds

foods, beverages, oil, thatching fiber, utensils and ornaments, desserts, musical instruments and for the making of children’s toys.