Variety: Young/Water Coconuts

Young/Water Coconuts

Variety Overview

Young or water coconuts are immature coconuts, with green, smooth, thin shells, and are harvested for their water content, rather than their meat. Coconut water can be drunk right from the fruit, or drained for other uses. It has a slightly sweet flavor.


  • Coconuts
  • Tropical Fruit
  • Large, with an irregular shape and a shiny, smooth green skin

  • What flesh there is has a soft, jelly-like texture; the cavity is primarily filled with water

  • The water has a light, sweet, refreshing taste

  • Larger than a brown or white coconut; the average mature coconut weighs about 680 grams

  • Shiny and green

  • Blocky and irregularly shaped

  • Yes
  • Year-round

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