Wouldn't coconuts grow good in the saltier soil areas of Australia? Coconuts need a lot of salt to thrive. Just thinking about the possible use in restoration and provide income and food. Also coconuts can be used to produce coco sugar. Just wanted to get a bit of feedback from Australians.
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 6 years ago
I would think that coconuts would do well there.
I am familiar with coco groves that start within a few feet of the high tide line.
During hurricanes/tsunamis, these groves are under water (in sandy soils), plus the rest of the year, they are subjected to salt spray.
Besides food and income, they are a plentiful source of water. I know several villages where potable water is in short supply. The residents drink coco milk with every meal. The fronds are also a good supply of renewable building supplies.