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Q.To plant a coconut

Zone Tropical/Florida | KellyO added on October 1, 2014 | Answered

I read your article on soaking it in water for 2-3 days, etc. but does the coconut have to be BROWN first? Or can I do that while it’s green, just off the tree? Should I wait for them to fall off the tree? Or can I cut them down and plant them?

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Answered on October 4, 2014

You need to use a coconut that has turned brown. The coconut is a seed, and like any seed, it needs to ripen before it can germinate. It's not ripe until the husk is brown.

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