Malaysian Dwarf Coconut Seedling thrive well in a warm spot; the warmer the better as coconuts do best in spots that are 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) or warmer. Proper selection of seedlings in the main nursery alone ensures a 10% improvement in yield. Other important things to note:
- Short and thick leaf stalks.
- Shoots should have a girth of 10-12 cm at the collar with about 6 leaves.
- Seedlings should have a robust healthy appearance and be free from pests and diseases.
Features of Malaysian Dwarf Coconut Seedling
- Flowers 3-4 years after yield establishment and produces 81 nuts per palm per year.
- It has been proven to be resistant to the Lethal Yellowing Disease of coconut.
- Therefore, this particular variety is now being advocated for combating the disease.
- This variety is also used for ornamental purposes.
- After the coconut seedling has been planted point side down with one-third of the coconut above the soil, it is moved to a well lit, warm spot, the warmer the better as coconuts do best in spots that are 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) or warmer.
- It is important to keep Malaysian Dwarf Coconut Seedling well-watered during germination without letting it sit in overly wet soil.
- If you want to plant a coconut that has already sprouted, go ahead and plant it in well-draining soil so that the bottom two-thirds of the coconut is in the soil. Place in a warm area and water frequently.