There are certain characteristics of Coconut that make it distinct from the other fruits. Few examples are its shape, texture, taste, color, season, varieties and origin. Talking about varieties, Coconut is not available in just one form. Development in the field of horticulture has made it possible to consume this fruit in various forms without changing its characteristics. Some of the varieties include Tall Varieties- West Coast Tall, Laccadiv Micro, Andaman Ordinary, Fiji, Kappadam, San Ramon, Philippines, Spicate, and Pratap. Dwarf Varieties- Chowghat Orange Dwarf (COD) and Chowghat Green Dwarf (CGD). Coconut varieties are not available in seedless form. The shape of this fruit is Round and its texture
is Crispy. Taste forms one of the important characteristics of fruits. Talking about Coconut, its taste is juicy and sweetish.
Coconut color makes it even more attractive and hard to resist. Vitamin A and vitamin C are found in abundance in green color fruits. Folate, potassium, and vitamin C are often found in yellow color fruits. White, red, blue and purple color fruits generally contain potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Thus, color of this fruit helps in identifying its nutrient content. Coconuts are available in shades of brown and green.