From its humble origins in south-west Asia, the coconut has spread all over the tropical world, and is synonymous with beaches and surf. While holidaying in Lamu, Kenya, with his family, Gus, the African Plant Hunter, dons a Kenyan kikoyi and takes time out to explore the reasons behind the success of this remarkable tree. He discusses some of the many uses of the coconut water, meat, milk, cream and oil, and shows why it really is such and extraordinary, multi-purpose tree. So, if you’ve ever wondered what material Mercedes Benz use to make their car seats, or what the hype is about coconut water, this one’s for you!
Great Trees of Africa
The Inspirational Umbrella Tree (Vachellia tortilis) of Nantwich
Gus Le BretonApril 19, 2021