Matag Hybrid Coconut
Matag Hybrid Coconut - Malaysia Yellow Dwarf/Malaysia Red Drawf + Tagnanan Coconut (From Philippine)
- Produce High Quality of Copra & More Delicious.
- Coconut Water is Sweeter (Suitable to Drink).
- Increase Production of Grated Coconut & Coconut Milk.
Reach Up to 15 Meters
Green/Orange (Depends on Main Malaysia Coconut Tree)
Approx. 40,000 Coconut/Hectare (Annually)
MATAG is a short form or a nick name of new hybrid coconut which is from original coconut from Malaysia which is Malaysia Yellow Dwarf (MYD) or Malaysia Red Dwarf (MRD) with Tagnanan coconut from Philippine. The height of MATAG coconut can reach up to 15 meter and the leaves can be green or orange depends on the main Malaysia coconut tree. MATAG coconut is the new type of coconut where it can produce approximately up to 40,000 of coconut per hectare each year which is more than the normal coconut or other hybrid coconut tree.
The coconut produced by MATAG coconut tree is suitable for variety of uses such as for coconut water, coconut milk production, and also for grated coconut. If the coconut farm has been organized well and adequate rainfall, MTAG coconut will start to blossom on the third year and it can be harvest on the next year. Besides, MATAG coconut will produce high production of copra in long term duration where one MATAG coconut tree can produce the copra eight times per year.
In term of producing the coconut fruit, each of the MATAG coconut tree will have about four to five cluster where each cluster will consists maximum 15 — 17 coconuts. But for the first six years of planting the MATAG coconut tree, it will produce lower quantity of copra which about 12.2kg to 36.4kg for the first year compared to the normal coconut tree which is about 16.4kg to 33kg. MATAG coconut tree will start to produce high quantity of copra on the seventh year which is 42.2kg compared to 34.3kg for normal coconut.
The characteristics and also the benefits of MATAG coconut is that this type of coconut will produce high quality of copra were it has thicker plump compared to other hybrid coconut and also normal coconut. The size of the coconut also bigger which it makes the copra thicker and it can increase the production of grated coconut an also coconut milk increase compared to the normal coconut. In addition, the taste of the MATAG coconut also more delicious because the coconut water is sweeter and more rather than normal or other hybrid coconut which make it more suitable for people to drink it.