VARIETY OF COCONUT BIDO MOROTAI

Coconut varietiy Bido Morotai is a superior variety origin from Morotai Island, North Maluku Province. Its trademarks are short-stem, higher fruit and sap production than tall variety. Bido coconut has slow rate growth rate compare to tall variety.

Began to bear fruit aged 3 years, with round fruit and large (2.5 kg/piece). These variety grows well in wet climatic drylands with a high place <100 m above sea level, rainfall> 1500 – 2,500 mm per year with dry season <6 months dry with rainfall 1000-1200 mm / year. Bido coconut has copra potential more than 4 ton/ha/year, with 320 gram/piece weight and oil content of 58.34%.