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What is the seed of a coconut tree?

Answer. Botanically speaking, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe, also known as a dry drupe. However, when using loose definitions, the coconut can be all three: a fruit, a nut, and a seed. Botanists love classification.

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Hereof, where is the seed in coconut?

A seed essentially contains a 'baby plant' inside it. When you look at one end of a coconut, you can see three black pores (also called “eyes”). It is through one of these pores that the sprout emerges. So, by definition, a coconut also qualifies as a seed.

Also Know, is a coconut the seed of a palm tree? The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only known living species of the genus Cocos. The term "coconut" (or the archaic "cocoanut") can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a nut.

Herein, how do you grow a coconut tree from seed?

Planting Coconut Trees To start to grow a coconut plant, begin with a fresh coconut that still has the husk on it. When you shake it, it still should sound like it has water in it. Soak it in water for two to three days. After the coconut has soaked, place it in a container filled with well-draining potting soil.

Is coconut a seed or fruit Why?

Coconut is a seed because it is the reproductive part of the tree. A seed essentially contains a 'baby plant' inside it. Coconut is a fruit because it is a fibrous one-seeded drupe. It is a nut because a loose definition of a nut is nothing but a one-seeded 'fruit'.

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