Makapuno nut is very distinct from ordinary coconut where the inside is filled with meat. It is a genetic abnormality occasionally produced by tall coconut varieties. It is highly valued for its soft glutinous meat popularly used as sweetened dessert, ice cream flavoring and as ingredient for candies and pastries.
Coconut trees are cultivated throughout the tropics worldwide. They grow a height of thirty meters(100 ft.) and with a productive life span up to seventy years as average.