Fresh, Young Drinking Coconuts
Exoriens works closely together with the farmers of Ratchaburi,
to ensure that their tradition of coconut cultivation brings
you the tastiest, most healthy and natural young coconuts
in the world.
Young coconuts have delighted travelers to the tropics for
thousands of years. Their sweet, refreshing water is the most
reliably potable thirst quencher to be found; and their
pervasiveness is testament to man’s love for them. With modern
refrigeration technology, this “Taste of the Tropics” is now
available year round to coconut lovers all over the world.
In Thailand, people of Ratchaburi province sell locally grown
coconuts on antique boats at the world famous Damneon Saduak
Floating Market. As the locals will tell you, it’s no secret
that the “Nam Hom” coconuts of Ratchaburi province are the
tastiest in the world. A combination of perfect growing
conditions, the local variety of coconut palm, and careful
cultivation techniques passed down through the generations
produce a completely unique and superior taste.
Young coconuts grow in bunches on fronds, taking approximately
six months from flowering until they are ready to harvest for
drinking. A healthy coconut tree will produce new shoots every
twenty days, meaning that a mature tree will produce a bunch
(between ten and fifteen coconuts) that can be harvested every
three weeks. Only the coconut farmer knows the exact number of
days for his trees’ coconuts to be ready - when the meat inside
will be just the right thickness, and the desired taste will
stay with the coconuts after harvesting.
Thai coconut farmers have developed a unique irrigation system
for their young coconut plantations, using a pump installed on
a small boat to water the palms – which are grown on raised beds
alternating with shallow water ditches. This healthy plantation
format allows them to grow reliably high-quality nuts with
maximum yield. The farmers will grow their prized “Nam Hom”
(meaning “Aromatic Water”) palms in isolation, to prevent
cross-pollination from other palm varieties.