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Old 04-03-2021, 11:09 AM
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Almost gave me a heart attack FuerteRav!

I don't see the outer shell on these potted ones DC... so it does look possible. I think you're cheating... how many walks through the neighborhood did you have to take before finding that one?

And man! These things come out big/tall FAST! Waiting, waiting, waiting....
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Lol.
I found this one in the canal five houses down.

Totally cheating. The canal is kind of a proving ground for coconuts. The bad ones sink and so if you see one a little gross and slimy it means itís been floating a while and is a winner

A coconut can survive on only itself for 8-12 months. Thatís a long time to float in the ocean if needed
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A coconut can survive on only itself for 8-12 months. Thatís a long time to float in the ocean if needed
Your comment reminded me of this event:
How a Lost Surfboard Floated from Hawaii to the Philippines - Surfline
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That is so cool!!
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Wax on, wax off. Wax WHAT?!?
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Hey DC, I've decided to go back to the garden centre tomorrow. Do I need to get two for pollinating or are they self pollinating?
I'm still trying to grow my own but I'd love to see a real live coconut on a tree in my garden so I'm hedging my bets.
The garden centre ones have a smooth thick layer outermost and several big thick roots coming through that into the compost WW.
Hope they've got some left ....
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I truly donít know. I think they are self but there are so many around I would never know.

Sorry. I donít want to lead you the wrong way. Get two. They will be friends
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Managed to get to the garden centre again yesterday. I am now the proud owner of 2 coconut palms, yippee! Need to get some holes dug .....
I've nicknamed them DC & WW

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Absolutely excellent! Look DC!! We can be friends both at home and abroad. You made my day Fuerte Rav!

Please put tags on us, so we can keep track of how well we do!
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Hey DC, I've decided to go back to the garden centre tomorrow. Do I need to get two for pollinating or are they self pollinating?
I'm still trying to grow my own but I'd love to see a real live coconut on a tree in my garden so I'm hedging my bets.
The garden centre ones have a smooth thick layer outermost and several big thick roots coming through that into the compost WW.
Hope they've got some left ....
It seems that most coconut trees are cross pollinators, so yes, it would be a good plan to have 2. The exception appears to be the dwarf types which are primariliy self pollinating.

Your new plants look great!!!
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