Coconut Tree the Wonder tree of Sri Lanka
Home & Garden / September 14, 2017

Coconut industry in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is fortunate that Coconut Tree the Wonder Tree of Sri Lanka  (botanical name: cocos nuciferra L) is native to the island and forms a major tree crop covering the bulk of coastal areas of the country. The coconut industry is an important source of foreign exchange and employment generation for Sri Lanka, and an essential component of Sri Lankan cuisine. Sri Lanka is rich in coconut cultivation and it has many industries based on coconut. The Coconut products  Coconut tree is useful in many ways. Coconut industry based products are made from the Kernel, Shell, Husk, and fiber based Coir made from husk and Copra made from Kernel are major export income earners.  The Coconut tree of Sri Lanka grows on sandy soils close to the sea, and thrives up to 600 feet from the sea level. It grows on well drained areas. The tree grows up to 50- 80 feet. There are many varieties of coconut plants. The smallest is the dwarf palm. Usually the tree has tall graceful trunks topped by a crown of light leathery leaves that are 15-17 feet long. The leaves are yellow greenish and the trunk is grey. Coconut grows in rain forests and…