VIETNAMESE COCONUT VARIETIES
DWARF COCONUT VARIETIES
As the most popular water-drinking coconut varieties in Vietnam today, early flowering after about 2.5-3 years of planting (can be earlier around 18 months even), average yield from 140 to 150 fruits/tree/year, thin green skin, delicate sweet taste (Brix: 7 – 7.5%), water volume 250- 350ml per fruit, widely consumed in the market.
Green Dwarf Coconut
Red Dwarf Coconut
King Coconut (Tam Quan Coconut)
Pink flesh green dwarf coconut
Malayan Yellow Dwarf Coconut
TALL COCONUT VARIETIES
As the most popular coconut variety, it can be easily identified with 3 clear notches, 3 colors (green, yellow, red, also known as fire coconut). Late flowering after about 4.5 – 5 years of planting, an average yield of 60-80 fruits/tree/year, copra is 11-13 mm thick, fresh copra weight is 400-500g, high oil content 63- 65%.
Vietnamese local coconut (Ta coconut)
HYBRID COCONUT VARIETIES
These are a cross between two morphological forms of coconut that are mainly produced through two different ways. One way includes a tall female parent and a dwarf male parent, and the other way involves using dwarf as the female parent and tall as the male parent.
The hybrid varieties exhibit early flowering and yield an excellent quality of produce, as compared to the parent varieties. They also perform exceptionally well when provided with good growing conditions including proper irrigation and nutrient management.
PB 121 Hybrid Coconut
JVA1 Hybrid Coconut
JVA2 Hybrid Coconut