From the coconut files: How coconuts trees came to Florida

Following up on my previous post, “Do coconuts grow in Florida?,” I found this rather fabulous article about coconuts and how they were able to develop a home in South Florida (and other places, including Hawaii) despite not being indiginous… and omg how I love anything and everything that’s coconutty!!

The article is far from being nutty though as it was published by Scientific American, which means it’s actually quite schololarly. Research going into uncovering such a mystery is quite impressive and it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in my minor obsession with coconuts. Read the full article here: “Coconuts: not indigenous, but quite at home nevertheless

And, as a bonus here is probably one of the most annoying songs ever recorded about coconuts. I dare you to watch the whole thing without going mad!

More interesting posts about coconuts: Food: Best coconut recipes and pics and After eating your coconut, this is what to do with the shells

photo of woman cracking coconut shells
Photo by idinarisk on
green and brown coconut trees under clear blue sky
Photo by Roberto Nickson on

14 thoughts on “From the coconut files: How coconuts trees came to Florida

  1. Song, I so wanted to like you. I really did. You’re about coconuts, after all. But still…

    “You broke my heart, Fredo. You broke my heart!”

    Have to admit, though not quite as irksome s that “Reindeer” jingle, only because the latter is ubiquitous. Less than three months now to the most wonderful time of the year. How long before that stupid “Reindeer” monstrosity comes pretty darned close to undoing all the good?

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    1. Oh yes. That is probably the most annoying Christmas song ever… oddly enough though “Grandma got ran over by a reindeer” is one of my favorites! 🦌🎄

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