Common Name: Maypan Coconut
Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera
Growth Rate: Moderate
Salt Tolerance: High
Drought Tol.: High
Typical Height: 50'- 80' OA
Maypans are a sturdy coconut.
Always thought to exceed cold tolerance of Green Malayans… real world proof was provided during the winters of 2010 and 2011 in south Florida.
The Maypan is a hybrid and has been engineered to be an exceptionally cold hardy palm as well as resistant to Lethal Yellowing. Cross pollination of the Dwarf Malayan and the Panama Tall has produced the big bottom Maypan.
Palmco only grows coconuts from Jamaican Certified seeds.
Other attributes include a high salt tolerance and the ability to grow in full the sun. Well drained soils are ideal for the optimum health of the Maypan. This is why you will always see coconut palms on the beach!
Cocos Nucifera is a low maintenance palm in that it is self pruning. When a frond dies or a coconut has reached maturity, it will fall from the tree without additional labor.
Where do coconuts come from?
Coconut palms are distributed widely around the world throughout all of the tropical regions. The scientific community is divided. Their best guesses are that they originated in the South Pacific or the Indian Ocean.
Maypan coconuts are one of the most useful plants on the planet!
Used in making food, the oil from the dried meat, the meat itself can be eaten. Not to mention drinking the water of the nut has many health benefits besides hydration. The shell and leaves can be used around the home. The hard nut/shell is used for cups, ladles and other utensils. Fronds are used in roof construction and other building purposes.
This palm has been around for at least 4,000 years supporting and contributing to the proliferation of the human population. Due to its presence around the world and its ability to reproduce without human intervention, it is reasonable to assume it will be around for another 4,000 years.
In the mean time, if your interest in this Maypan is strictly landscape oriented, we’ve “Gotcha Covered”!
Call Palmco today and ask us about our Maypan inventories at 239-283-1329!