Thursday, 21 July 2011

Where do coconut palms grow & why?

The coconut palm tree requires a favourable habitat to grow and bear fruit. It prefers areas with sandy soil, regular rainfall (At least 150cm per year) and lots of sunshine. Coconut trees do not require any shade.

Coconuts require temperatures above 24°C but they are impartial to cold weather. A Coconut is rarely seen in low humidity areas because it needs high humidity to grow. 

So even if the temperature is above 24°C without high humidity the tree will not thrive. The palm tree can withstand winter temperatures of 4-12°C , and long periods of frost are usually fatal. 

This is the reason why coconut trees are found in over 80 different countries around the world mainly to the south of the equator. 

Lime and Coconut Cookie

Ingredients: 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1 Cup butter, softened ...

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