Zakah on fruits

Q 2: How do we pay Zakah on Coconut? It is a tree that looks like a palm-tree regarding the benefits and usage but the difference between them is in the form of fruits. The fruits of Coconut have inner and outer husk and both husks are useful but they are not edible. Inside the fruit, there is pure nutritious liquid "milk" ready for drink and may be made as vinegar. It is known that the Nisab (the minimum amount on which Zakah is due) on crops and fruits is five Wasq (1 Wasq=60 Sa`s=180 kg. Approx.) if we exclude the opinion of the Hanafi school in this regard. The fruits of Coconut are not weighed.The peasants and farmers of Coconut sell their crops and the fruits of the Coconut on the day of harvest then give its Zakah in cash. This means that they give their Zakah in a way different from the prescribed way for paying Zakah on crops and fruits, is this method of paying Zakah correct?

A: Coconut is deemed to be one of the fruits which has no Zakah because its fruits are not weighed or stored. The similarity between coconut and palm-tree does not demand Zakah (Part No. 9; Page No. 240) except if it is taken for trade and its value exceeds the Nisab or by adding money and goods to it and one full lunar year passes, then Zakah is obligatory.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.