What is macapuno?
The macapuno is a mutant of the coconut. Until I had to write
this piece, I thought that the macapuno fruit is just an abnormal
outgrowth of the regular coconut tree as I had learned as a child.
Not anymore, the Philippine Coconut Authority corrected me. The
Authority has developed macapuno trees that yield 80 per cent
macapuno fruits. The trees grow in abundance in Albay where the
Authority's research center is.