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11-29-2007, 12:20 PM
Ok, so when we lived in Puerto Rico, I went on a survival trip for a week, where we had to live off of wild edibles. OMG. it was SUCH a good experience!
Unfortunately, I got hooked to coconut "cotton candy"...
This phenomenon happens when a young coconut sprouts a tree about 1.5 feet tall. You crack open the coconut, and the fluff inside is INSANE! SO good.
So, I saw coconuts still in their green husks at Whole Foods, and was wondering if I could plant a couple in pots at home, to eat for the cotton candy?
What do you think?
11-29-2007, 05:45 PM
Oh dear me, please let this be true.... tell me if this works. Amen.
11-29-2007, 06:03 PM
WOW! A coconut that tastes like cotton candy! Try it it can't hurt to try to grow it! I wish they sold coconuts that have the cotton candy like fluff inside. They would sell like hotcakes! "Raw hotcakes that is". HE HE.:rolleyes:
11-29-2007, 06:35 PM
I'll let you guys know! I think you can purchase "tropical soil", right? Like at lowes or something?
11-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Lowes may have it. Lowes is my husbands and my favorite store, next to Sams Club. If they don't have it, I'm sure they can order it for you. Is Georgia hot enough for the coconut to grow? If not you may have to start it inside, until Spring. I haven't been to Georgia in years, so I can't remember what the weather is like right now. I live in Tennessee, it's cold here, 38 degrees at night lately. Also you may need a plant lamp or whatever it is called, due needing direct heat/light. I bet you could find lots of info online about growing coconut trees. Let us know how it goes okay? Who knows you may have a future business selling coconut cotton candy! :D
11-29-2007, 07:29 PM
Where in Tennessee are you Barb? I live in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Area.
Are you in the East end ?
11-29-2007, 07:43 PM
well, i live in a studio, without a porch, so it would have to stay inside :).
We moved from Chattanooga, tennessee is DA BOMB. Hope to go back ASAP.
11-29-2007, 10:06 PM
I live in Dickson, Tennessee, about 31 miles from Nashville. Actually we live in the country, near Tennessee City. I always find it amusing that Tennessee City is called that. It is not a city. But our mail address is Dickson. As far as everything else we have to pay utilities in several neighboring towns. Confusing. HeHe
I'm fairly new to Tennessee, but I'm totally in love with Tennessee. I hope to grow all my own veggies this summer. We have a young cherry tree, hope it does okay this year, last Spring was hard on the trees, then the drought. I want to plant several other trees, plus maybe some nut trees too. Have my own organic fruits and veggies, and nuts. It will take a while for the fruit and nut trees to produce, but it would be worth the wait. To me that would be fantastic!
Rawchicster, oh I didn't realize that. HeHe. I haven't been to Chattanooga yet. My husband and I plan to take the train ride they have there. He says it's lots of fun.
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