Coconut Varieties and their Characteristics


June 05 2023

West Coast Tall (WCT) 


This variety is widely grown along the west coast of India. It has a tall and straight trunk, large nuts, and good resistance to diseases. 

Found along the east coast of India, the ECT variety has a shorter trunk compared to WCT but produces a higher yield of coconuts.

East Coast Tall (ECT)


This dwarf variety is known for its orange-colored fruits and high oil content. It is suitable for both coconut water and oil production.

Chowghat Orange Dwarf (COD) 


Chowghat Green Dwarf (CGD) 

Similar to COD, this dwarf variety has green-colored fruits and is highly resistant to diseases. It is preferred for tender coconut water production. 


Malayan Yellow Dwarf (MYD) 


This dwarf variety is popular in southern India for its high yield, early fruiting, and sweet-tasting water. It is suitable for both home gardens and commercial plantations. 

Lakshadweep Ordinary (LO) 

This variety is native to the Lakshadweep Islands. It is known for its tolerance to saline soil and coastal conditions, making it suitable for coastal areas. 


Andaman Ordinary (AO) 


Found in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the AO variety is resistant to pests and diseases. It produces medium-sized coconuts with good quality water. 

Lakshadweep Micro (LM) 

This dwarf variety is well-adapted to the sandy soil and windy conditions of the Lakshadweep Islands. It is preferred for its high nut yield and good water quality. 



This variety is known for its tall and slender trunk. It produces large-sized coconuts with good water content and is widely grown in Kerala. 


Andaman Cocos nucifera (ACN) 

Native to the Andaman Islands, this variety is well-suited for coastal and saline environments. It has good disease resistance and produces medium-sized coconuts. 


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