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Old 08-15-2021, 02:01 PM
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I keep getting this eerie feeling about being tied to a stake....


Another couple of months and I'll untie you - want to make sure your roots are nice and secure before you're let loose in the wind!
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Old 08-15-2021, 02:19 PM
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Another couple of months and I'll untie you - want to make sure your roots are nice and secure before you're let loose in the wind!
Acceptable. I was thinking more like Salem witch trials or Apaches. I note we were aptly named, as DC is certainly staying taller than me.
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:21 PM
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The monarch on DC emerged today:

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Your photography and sequencing of these beauties is amazing.
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The previous owner had planted 5 coconut palms around the yard.
4 of them would threaten vehicles and people as they matured.
So, I took a chainsaw and cut those 4 down.
They were the typical tall type.

There are shorter varieties, the Samoan, and I believe a Fijian.
The tall types can take as much as 20 years to begin developing fruit [nuts].
The Samoan supposedly takes less timed to mature at a much shorter height.

Sprouted nuts are readily available.
But, the shorter varieties are much higher priced and in high demand for local use.

I've kept one of the existing tall coconuts, but I do not expect to see fruit from it.
I am in my late 70's.
I certainly won't be climbing a coconut for fruit in my 90's.

I have considered one of the shorter types.
But, the longer I wait, the less likely I'll ever get one.
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My sprouting plant rotted last winter when it got too cold. I've been waiting to buy a nice fresh one when coconuts were back in season. Today (at Fry's supermarket, owned by Kroger) I found some very large coconuts that all held lots of water inside, and felt very dense. I got one for $2.

I brought it home and soaked it in water for 6 hours. It is so fresh and full of liquid it sinks rather than floats.

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I put it, wet, back into my glass storage jar. I set it on a plastic food container so the coconut doesn't stand in water. I will put it someplace nice and warm.

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Oh Hellsno ES! Over 100 posts later and you're trying to sucker me in again. Imma watch from afar and live vicariously.
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well, 6 years from a coconut to a tree with THREE SPIKES!!!!!





i doubt any will mature (or i lucked into a dwaft tree) this year but i was estimating i had another decade to wait!!!



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Oh you've made me laugh! At myself! I was thinking, wow, I didn't know coconut spikes started out red like that!! Then my brain kicked in

6 years in your ideal conditions?? goodness knows if I will ever see them on my trees , but I check every day
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