Recipe Tips, Ingredients Purposes, Q&A and more
Disclaimer: This website may contain affiliate links. Meaning if you click on an affiliate link at this website and then make a purchase of the recommended product or service, we may receive compensation.

Overseas coconut classification guide | Summer is the joy of coconut lover

June 21, 2022
The coconut is a plant of the palm family, and is classified in the genus Cocos. It is a fruit that grows on trees, and has been cultivated throughout the tropics for many centuries. Coconut water or juice can be extracted from fresh coconuts by pressing or squeezing them. The liquid can be consumed directly as a beverage, but it is also used as an ingredient in many dishes and drinks.

Coconut tree classification

1. Tall tree: 50-90 feet, start to bear fruit after 7-10 years, lifespan is 90-100 years

2. Dwarf trees: 20-60 feet, start to bear fruit after 4-5 years, lifespan is 40-50 years

So various coconut types are extended through hybridization

First I’ll put a picture of different coconuts in different shapes and timelines (thanks for the pictures on the Internet)

After the green coconut is peeled, the coconut specially used to drink the juice is called coconut green; when it grows up, the old coconut sheds its skin and has a hairy coconut, polished and broken shell to eat the coconut meat, called coconut emperor; the coconut sprouts are bud coconuts, open the inside There are coconut embryos, super invincible and delicious.

Coconut Timeline

🥥West Coast Tall Coconut

Output: about 60-80 pieces/year

Characteristics: Drought tolerant, fruit color varies from green to yellow and orange to brown, oval in shape

Taste: Plenty of coconut water when young, sweet and delicious raw meat

🥥East Coast Tall Coconut

Output: about 60-70 pieces/year

Features: Thrives in well-drained loam soil

Taste: Rich coconut oil, the pulp contains nearly 65% ​​oil

🥥Maypan Coconut

Origin: Jamaica

Characteristics: Malayan-Panamanian hybrid, medium to large coconut

🥥Green Dwarf Coconut

Output: about 60-70 pieces/year

Features: Fruit is dark green

🥥Malayan Yellow Dwarf Coconut

Output: 50-60 pcs/year

Features: Solid can be green, red, gold, or yellow

Taste: Rich and refreshing coconut milk, rich in magnesium, potassium, amino acids, and vitamin C, with sweet pulp

🥥Fiji Dwarf Coconut

Characteristics: Yellow-green or golden color when fully ripe, promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture so many coconuts are of this variety

🥥King Coconut

Origin: Native to Sri Lanka

Features: Coconut is orange peel, vitamins, calcium, and amino acids

Taste: One of the sweetest types of coconuts, the tender white coconut flesh is super sweet, more calcium than other types of coconuts

🥥VHC1 Coconut

Output: 80-100 pcs/year

Features: Hybrid of East Coast Tall Tree and Malayan Green Dwarf

🥥Macapuno Coconut 

Origin: Asian countries

Features: gelatinous white pulp with lower fat content and higher sucrose content than other coconuts

Taste: The coconut pulp produced is jelly-like, with a sweet and nutty taste, you must eat it when you see it

Coconut Varieties
Coconut is not coconut!
Tall Coconut Palms
Dwarf Coconut Palms
Coconut Hybrids