Owing to increased competition, and in some degree to careless harvesting, there was a great fall in prices after 1900, and the Seychellois, though still producing vanilla in large quantities, paid greater attention to the products of the coconut palm - copra, soap, coco-nut oil and coco-nuts - to the development of the mangrove bark industry, the collection of guano, the cultivation of rubber trees, the preparation of banana flour, the growing of sugar canes, and the distillation of rum and essential oils.
Oddities include the cannonball tree, the sausage tree and the double coconut palm capable of producing a 50lb nut.
Coconuts come from the coconut palm tree.
This is thought to be the way that the coconut palm was introduced to many different countries and islands.
The coconut palm tree is one of the most diverse trees in tropical regions and is the answer to the question, "Where do coconuts come from?"