What's this fruit in Mexico

Oct 27th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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What's this fruit in Mexico

The shell is really hard and the locals make container and art work with it.

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Oct 29th, 2006, 08:41 AM
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Coconuts.
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Oct 31st, 2006, 03:56 PM
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The local guy said it's not coconut. He gave a name, sounds like cocoyou. But that is not a word. I am quite confused.
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I think it is a coconut, although it could be some kind of gourd.
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It is definitely a coconut -- just not that shaggy brown kind you see in some tropical climates. These are the little green ones found on decorative palms. I don't believe they are good as a food source, just used for carving, etc. In Spanish the word for "coconut" is "coco", so I'm sure that was what he was trying to tell you.
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