The palm fruit takes five to six months to mature from pollination to maturity. The palm fruit is reddish, about the size of a large plum and grows in large bunches. Each fruit is made up of oily, fleshy outer layer (the pericarp), with a single seed (the palm kernel),
(A NUT) also rich in oil. When ripe, each bunch of fruit weigh 40-50 kilogrammes.