The coconut palm bears its first fruit after 8 years The fruit of the coconut palm is the coconut. The shell protects the inner seed or core as the fruit falls to the ground. A coconut can be 5 to 20 centimeters long. The layer of thick and white core is beneath the stubborn dark shell. Coconut milk is an aqueous liquid from the cavity of a coconut. The coconut has 3 undeveloped buds. When a coconut with a shell is planted in the soil, a young plant develops from one bud. The coconut palm needs 8 years to bear the first fruit. The developed coconut palm blooms all year round and always has a few ripe walnuts.
The coconut ripens after a year or more. It depends on where the palm tree is planted and the type of palm tree. 50 walnuts a year is the average yield of walnuts per palm. The coconut palm can reach a height of 7 to 30 meters. At the top of the palm tree are long and feathery leaves in a crown shape. The size of the crown leaves is from 3 to 7 meters. The coconut thrives on land up to 900 meters above sea level. It is most often grown in the lower regions. The coconut palm is an unusual tree because it can survive in sea water, which is not necessary for the palm. Coconut palms usually grow near the sea because the shallow roots find the necessary moisture. Sea water will not damage the coconut shell. After the walnut falls into the sea, the waves carry it to a new location where it continues to germinate and grow in the shape of a new coconut palm.
Coconut milk is a healthy and beneficial drink because regular use of this milk helps remove harmful substances and toxins from the body. Coconut milk has a sweet taste, delicate texture and perfectly quenches thirst. Coconut milk retains youth and quickly restores energy in the body.