While coconut palms can grow in southwestern California, the state really isn't suitable for the natural growth of coconuts. However, there are 2 US states where coconuts thrive: Florida and Hawaii.
If you're looking for your coconut palm to produce fruit immediately, you're out of luck! These trees typically produce fruit within 6 to 10 years.
Another major advantage of coconut is that it contains antioxidants. These antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are compounds that can cause cancer and other chronic diseases.
A coconut's color reflects its maturity. Green coconuts are young coconuts, so they are not fully mature and ripe. Depending on the tree variety, some immature coconuts may be yellow or orange. Brown coconuts are fully mature and ripe.
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