Green coconuts can be gathered directly from palm trees by climbing up the trunk and left- or right-clicking individual coconuts to cause them to detach. Alternatively, one may chop a tree down to allow every coconut on the tree to fall freely, before collecting them. Another alternative is to throw a crude spear at a coconut and thus bring it down.
A green coconut by itself is of next to no use to the player unless it is turned into a coconut. This can be done by striking the green coconut with any sharp tool, such as a pocket knife or a crude axe.
After being hit several times, the coconut will become drinkable, and after hitting it more, it will crack into two pieces to become edible. Alternately, the player can throw the coconut into the air, and upon hitting the ground, it will split into two and become edible.