Chavakkad Orange Dwarf is known as ‘Chenthangu’ or ‘Gowrigathram’ and ‘Kenthali’ in Kerala and Karnataka respectively. The palm has a thin stem with closely arranged leaf scars, a small compact crown with characteristic orange colour on leaf petioles, inflorescences and nuts.
This cultivar was released by CPCRI in 1991 for large scale cultivation in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. High wind areas and drought-prone regions should be avoided. If planted in high wind-prone regions, good shelterbelts should be provided to minimise the damage due to winds. The fruit is used for a variety of purposes, including oil production, food and beverage products, and cosmetic and beauty products.
- Each tree can produce up to 65-100 coconuts per year, making it a popular choice for commercial coconut production.
- The tree is a dwarf variety and grows to a height of only about 6-8 feet . The fruit is smaller in size, with a diameter of about 4-5 inches.
- The fruit of the Chavakkad Orange Dwarf Coconut is similar to that of regular coconuts, with orange colour on leaf petioles, inflorescences and nuts.
- High in fiber.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Supports immune system.
- Promotes heart health.
- Boosts energy.
- Helps with weight management.
- Nourishes skin and hair.
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