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Young Coconut Seasonality: Harvest and Flavour

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Compared to other fruiting trees, young coconuts are unique in that they have the capability to produce young coconuts all throughout the years. However, seasonality can be the single differentiator in terms of coconut tree yield or coconuts produced with time of flavour and harvest.

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Take Asia for example, there’re only two seasons: dry and rainy. This one difference can have a huge bearing on coconut production levels. The average rainfall can vary from one region to another based on the different seasons. When there is no monsoon failure, abundant rainfall can nourish the tree, producing bigger-sized coconuts with more water content. This means the layers of coconut meat are sweeter and slightly thinner.

On the contrary, dry season is characterised by lesser number of coconuts with less water content. Usually, they stay on the tree for a comparatively longer time before harvest.  As a result, dry season is typically low season for coconut farming. Remember that due to growing time the farming season is usually a month or two behind the actual growing seasons.

When the temperature is hot…
The hottest and driest months in India are from March to May. When the temperature hits the peak, the coconuts have greater exposure to the sun which makes the fruit sweater. Therefore, coconuts of the same batch or bunch can exhibit different levels of sweetness. This is also based on whether they are sunbathed or shaded.

Seasonality when combined with organic farming techniques can produce coconuts that are considered the tastiest. They are also unique in their water to meat ratio and sweetness. Young coconuts are generally harvested and drawn out at peak times to maintain the nutrition profile and flavour. Talk to us today if you are looking for Indian Coconut, Coconut Copra and Indian Cocopeat in bulk quantities.