Coconut is ambiguous in Sri Lanka as it is almost a ‘social’ crop and forms part of a great tradition in the country. It is also the largest plantation crop. There are many types of coconut growers, ranging from small-holders to professional planters and ‘portfolio’ farmers, who occasionally visit their properties, mainly for recreation.
Dilarshad Enterprise has its own Coconut plantation located in Bingiriya, in the most productive Coconut Triangle area in Sri Lanka. The plantation is young and below 30 years of age. Our plantation has the traditional Tall x Tall Coconut variety and has a life span of over 75 years, providing very large size coconuts of over 21 inch girth, with very thick kernels and containing a very high percentage of oil. The company also has hybrid Coconut varieties such as Tall x Dwarf , which produces a very large number of medium size Coconuts throughout the year.
Dilarshad Enterprise also has the King Coconut variety, called the “Golden Variety” traditionally known as “Thambili” . The fruits are Reddish Yellow and harvested before maturity for its very sweet and nutritious liquid within. The nutritious value of the King Coconut water has been recognized by the medical profession as a primary electrolyte provider used to combat dehydration, a thirst quencher containing many vitamins and a cure for Cancer, Blood pressure, Bowel disorder, Heart diseases and many other ailments.
We export a very large quantity of Fresh Coconuts of sizes ranging from 12 to over 14.5 inch girth and King Coconuts to several countries by Sea and Air Freight throughout the year. The Company further exports Tall x Tall Coconut, Hybrid Dwarf Coconut and King Coconut Seed Nuts and Seedlings in very large quantities as well. Our most reputed buyers have been the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries -Salalah Sultanate of Oman and Ministry of Agricultural and Research in Pakistan, to whom we have dispatched very large quantities of Coconut and King Coconut, Seed Nuts and Seedlings during the past 30 Years.
Among the other Coconut by-products, Dilarshad Enterprise also exports edible and dry Copra, Virgin Coconut Oil, Desiccated Coconut, Coconut Shells, Coconut Shell Charcoal, Coconut Fiber, Coir Rope, Coconut Eakles, Coconut Toddy, Coconut Vinegar, Coconut Honey and many others.