What to do when the coconut available is scarce?
In some coconut varieties, especially those located in gardens, it is very difficult to obtain seednuts. We tried to develop a technique usable when you get only one fruit per palm
This fruit analysis process took 30 minutes per coconut to a single man, not including harvest of the fruit, interactions with farmers, and time devoted to locate the variety. It includes 16 successive steps.
- Note the survey numbers
- Note if the fruits in young, turning color, mature or other mature
- Measure longitudinal circumference
- Measure equatorial circumference
- Weight the whole fruit
- Picture the whole fruit
- Spit the coconut in two by sawing
- Sample coconut water (not done this time)
- Weight the whole fruit without free water (the two halves together)
- Clean one half of the whole fruit with water, lemon and toothbrush
- Picture one half of the whole fruit
- Husk the two halves of the fruits
- Weight the husk
- Remove the kernel from the shell
- Weight the shell
- Sample 4 pieces of kernel (cut wash and pack).