Coconut growing season is coming to an end/ update

us_marineSeptember 20, 2012

When do most of you guys take your coco's in each winter?


Its been a little more than a month since I transplanted my coco. Most fronds don't look all that happy and have yellowed a bit. All except the newest frond which is a dark green especially for its variety. Its still holding the fronds though. And the spear resumed growth and is now opening. There is already another spear growing pretty fast and is about 1/4 the size of opening spear, maybe a little larger. So idk whats going on lol. Its amazing how much growth this one has this year and still keeps growing.

Now I'm still deciding on what to do with my green coco. As far as fungal infections go, I think I pretty much stopped it. I hope. The newest fronds dont seem to infected at all. Only problem is now the two new fronds that are un-affected are having problems. One never fully opened or grew as much as it should, and then the other is very tiny like only a few inches tall and is already opening. Looks like to me they will end up blocking the path for new spears. And even if they dont and it comes out of it will it even have enough energy to survive the winter with only 2 some what ok fronds and only small portions of the old fronds still able to produce sugars? And what about still being able to infect my other coco or get re-infected? Being indoors with the cool temps will cause it to be weaker. So its all really a guess for me at the moment.


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Usually I start bringing mine in early October, but it's been a pretty cool september so I might bring mine in next week since we have 2 days only in the 60s! The coconut palms still look good though, and they will be back outside again when the warm weather returns. But just the fact that they will go inside for a few days is a pretty big indicator that fall is definitely here.

I hope your coconut palm recovers. I have to re pot mine next spring so hopefully that wont lead to any problems!


    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 1:36PM
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Thats rather chilly! I am so not looking forward to cool weather... But its coming...

And thanks tropicalzone7! Me too. lol I'm sure by this time next year I'll probably wont see any indication of transplant shock.

- US_Marine

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 11:54AM
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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

I brought mine in just because im at college and couldnt bring it with me to my dorm. It is next to a west facing window so it gets some late day sun. my college is only an hour and half away so i get to water it every weekend and check in.

goodluck with everyone else's cocos. The overwintering is the true test of a marginal coconut grower.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 1:20PM
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I brought mine in Tusday night. I was hoping to be able to take it out again but next week is a roller coaster if they are correct 59 Sunday 75 Tuesday 63 Thursday and dipping into low 40s. Besides since I've moved i have the best indoor spot for it I've ever had a triple window set up facing due south. it will get basically as much sun as is possible all winther morning till evening. I'm hoping I can get a picture when it is sunny this weekend. The sun is close to down by the time I get home from work.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2012 at 1:58PM
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