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~NUI LEKA~ SAMOAN DWARF COCONUT SEED Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera (1) HUGE SEED

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Cocos nucifera var. Samoa

Samoan Dwarf Coconut Seed

Cocos nucifera var. Samoa

Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera

Samoan Name: Niu Leka

Family Name:  Arecaceae

'Niu Leka'

       This beautiful palm embodies the romance of the tropics and is also of great economic value.

   There are many varieties, from dwarfs to the familiar tall growing types that reach 50-80 ft. All have graceful gray trunks topped by a crown of pinnately compound yellow-green leaves. Each leaf is 12-15 ft long with many leaflets.

Samoan Dwarf Coconut is a squat palm tree up to 30 feet in height, but usually much less.

Samoan Dwarf Coconut picture by 7_Heads

For international shipping these large coconuts may have the husk removed.

 

 

You are bidding on One Large Live Seed.

Ready to be put in a 3 gallon container.

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads
photo of similar item (can be bronze, brown or green)

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads

     Most of us in the U.S. are familiar with the coconut palm from resorts in Hawaii, Florida and the Caribbean. Since falling coconuts can pose a serious (sometimes fatal!) health hazard to guests, they are often removed by resort managers hoping to avoid injuries and lawsuits. Honolulu regularly has tall coconut trees trimmed due to a lawsuit. This is a solution to this problem. Samoan Coconut Trees stay short and squat. It bears coconuts are able to be picked without a ladder.

     During the last two decades, coconut palms in south Florida have been attacked by a microorganism that causes a fatal disease called lethal yellowing. Fortunately, Samoan Dwarf Coconut is lethal yellowing resistant.  

The Samoan Dwarf Coconut in Hawai‘i, and many other palm species are resistant to lethal yellows.

The Samoan Dwarf Coconut is very salt tolerant and is at its most sensational when planted beachside where the sea breezes can rustle its huge feather leaves.

Cultivars
    Coconut palms have two natural subgroups simply referred to as "Tall" and "Dwarf". Most commercial plantings use high yielding, longer lived Tall cultivars, and each region has its own selections, e.g., ‘Ceylon Tall', Indian Tall', ‘Jamaica Tall' (syn. ‘Atlantic Tall'), ‘Panama Tall' (syn. ‘Pacific Tall'). The Tall cultivar group is sometimes given the name Cocos nucifera var. typica, and the dwarf cultivar group C. nucifera var. nana. Samoan Coconut Trees are in this dwarf group. Dwarf cultivars, particularly the popular ornamentals, are largely self-pollinating as opposed to the Tall cultivars of commerce which rarely pollinate themselves.

Samoan Dwarf Coconut is a squat palm tree up to 30 feet in height, but usually much less.

   The large spirally arranged leaves are up to 12 feet or more in length, and are pinnately divided into numerous strap shaped segments. The separate male and female flowers are in axillary panicles. The male flowers have 3 yellow petals and 2 stamens. The ovoid coconut is up to a foot long, and is composed of a thick fibrous husk, a hard shell, and a single seed with the copra lining the interior, and water (coconut milk) filling the cavity when it is young.

Cultivars
    Coconut palms have two natural subgroups simply referred to as "Tall" and "Dwarf". Most commercial plantings use high yielding, longer lived Tall cultivars, and each region has its own selections, e.g., ‘Ceylon Tall', Indian Tall', ‘Jamaica Tall' (syn. ‘Atlantic Tall'), ‘Panama Tall' (syn. ‘Pacific Tall'). The Tall cultivar group is sometimes given the name Cocos nucifera var. typica, and the dwarf cultivar group C. nucifera var. nana. Samoan Coconut Trees are in this dwarf group. Dwarf cultivars, particularly the popular ornamentals, are largely self-pollinating as opposed to the Tall cultivars of commerce which rarely pollinate themselves.

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Coconut picture by 7_Heads

 

Fruit
     Coconuts are large, dry drupes, ovoid in shape, up to 15" long and 12" wide. The exocarp or skin is green, yellow, or bronze-gold, turning to brown, depending on cultivar and maturity. The mesocarp is fibrous and dry at maturity; the product coir is derived from this layer. The endocarp is the hard shell enclosing the seed. Seeds are the largest of any plant, and have a thin brown seed coat. Seeds are filled with endosperm, which is solid and adherent to the seed coat, and also in liquid form, called "milk". Copra is derived from the solid endosperm.

 

 

Coconut is a pan-tropical species usually found in humid coastal areas between latitudes 26 degrees north and south. The origin of this plant is uncertain, but many experts believe it's from the west Pacific and Indian Ocean islands.

As it is not a palm for dry climates, it is typically encountered in the continental U.S. only in South Florida, and the extreme southern tip of Texas. Coconut palms are also occasionally seen in nominally frost-free micro-climates in Zone 9.

Soils and Climate
     Soils - adaptable to many soil types, and can be grown inland provided adequate drainage and pH between 5.0 and 8.0.
     Climate -  below 1000 ft elevation, frost-free subtropical areas and climates with extended dry seasons provided irrigation, but grow best in areas with mean temperatures of 70-80°F
    Water needs - 40-60" of water per year, and perform better in high humidity, supremely tolerant of hurricane force winds and driving rain, and rarely uprooted.

Tolerates salt spray better than most crops, and can tolerate brief flooding associated with tropical storms.

Light: Bright sunny locations.
Moisture: Can withstand drought, but likes moisture if well drained.
Hardiness: Zone 10 - 11; for virtually frostfree areas only. Coconut palms can tolerate frost and freezing of only briefest duration - even then leaves will discolor and the plant is left susceptible to fungus diseases.

 

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads
 

Samoan Dwarf Coconut makes a beautiful accent on the lawn and provides nice filtered shade for the patio.

 

Samoan Dwarf Coconut

'Niu Leka'

Coconut palm cultivars
Cultivar
Type
Lethal yellowing resistance
Petiole and immature fruit color
Jamaica Tall
Tall
Very low
Green or bronze
Panama Tall
Tall
Rather low
Green or bronze
Hawaiian Tall
Tall
Rather low
Green or bronze
Malayan Dwarf
Semi-Dwarf
Rather low
Green, or bronze
Malayan Dwarf Semi-Dwarf Rather low Yellow
Malayan Dwarf Semi-Dwarf Rather low Golden
Maypan hybrid
Tall
Low
Green or bronze
Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka)
Dwarf
High
Green or bronze

Fruit
     Samoan Dwarf Coconuts are large drupes, ovoid in shape, up to 12" long and 10" wide. The exocarp or skin is green, turning to brown with age. The mesocarp is fibrous and dry at maturity.            

Samoan Dwarf Coconut Tree makes a beautiful accent on the lawn and provides nice filtered shade for the patio.

          The Samoan Dwarf Coconut is very salt tolerant and is at its most sensational when planted beachside where the sea breeze can rustle its huge feather leaves.

 

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Samoan Dwarf Coconut!


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     For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

 

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