2010/07/26

King coconut in Oman

In Oman, three different strains of variety King Coconut, with oval, pointed and elongated (bottle shape) fruits were found. These palms were identified as typical King Coconut, a semi tall coconut variety from Sri Lanka. Some of the coconut palms in Oman are looking like King Coconut but with a more pronounced dwarf habit. They could be the Pemba Red Dwarf from Tanzania. In the past many Omani lived in Zanzibar and they could have brought this dwarf a long time ago.