What is Coir
Coconut Coir is referred to by a variety of names: Coco Peat, Coco / Coir Pith, Coconut Fibre, Coir Dust, as well as other names.
In the horticultural world, environmentally friendly Coconut Coir is an ideal substitute to peat moss, rockwool, sawdust, and other substrates. In fact, it is quickly becoming the growing medium of choice for commercial operations throughout North America and the world.
The best Coconut Coir growing medium comes from the ripe coconut's fibrous brown husk (known as coir) that is bound together by lignin (known as pith). After the husk is immersed in fresh water for six or more weeks, the fibre is mechanically extracted, and the pith is left behind. As a waste product, the pith is stored in heaps to age further, or taken for further processing. Since the pith comes from the fruit, it is quite naturally rich in nutrients.
The best source of Coconut Coir in the world is from Sri Lanka. To process grower grade Coir, Coir must be processed and washed using the right amount of fresh water. Millenniumsoils Coir takes great care in our procedures to ensure that growers receive a medium that will help improve their crops. Our process results in a 100% organic, bio-degradable growing medium. Our Coconut Coir is the natural and safe growth medium of choice for growers.
If you're interested in learning exactly how to use coir in different horticultural applications, visit our blogs and articles section where you will find tips and advice for using coir.