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The average life span of a palm tree is 25 years and it produces fruit typically from age three onwards. By age seven to 18, the tree hits peak production, producing around 25 tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare a year. One tonne of FFB produces about 200kg of crude palm oil (CPO) and 230kg of crude palm kernel oil (CPKO).

THE average life span of a palm tree is 25 years and it produces fruit typically from age three onwards. By age seven to 18, the tree hits peak production, producing around 25 tonnes of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) per hectare a year. One tonne of FFB produces about 200kg of crude palm oil (CPO)...

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