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Old 08-27-2019, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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Newport certainly has the microclimate to pull it off.

A few other interesting ones. Furthest northern (and furthest west on the US mainland) commercial banana plantation is in Ventura. Furthest northern (") large scale commercial avocado orchard is on benchlands just west of Gonzales in Monterey County (although there are some smaller ones in Santa Cruz county). Furthest northern commercial citrus (Mandarins) are in Nevada County. Furthest northern commercial rice is in Colusa County. Furthest northern (and western) cotton's in San Joaquin County.
Avocados are also grown in the thermal belts of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Fresno County, and Duke avocados are grown near Oroville on a few specialty farms. I've also seen commercially grown avocados near Orland and Corning which have a microclimate that keeps winter nights warmer than other areas of the Sacramento Valley. Olives are also grown in this area. Plenty of rice is grown north of Colusa in the Butte Sink, which is located between Thermalito (near Oroville) and the Sacramento River. Citrus is grown commercially in Butte County, but has declined over the years because other crops are much lower risk that far north. Cotton is grown in various locations in the Sacramento Valley. It is often grown to replace other crops when the price of those crops is expected to be low, or the price of cotton is expected to be high.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:38 PM
 
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The idea that Ventura currently does not have the correct climate for coconut palms, leads me to wonder about the comments about the Mission being a trade source of coconuts, bananas, and the like in Jose Arnaz's history. Has the climate changed? If yes, that would mean that Southern California was warmer during Serra's time than it is now. Did the Mission import the tropical foods? The history doesn't read like that to me, but its possible.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Westlake Village Ca
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No.. Southern California has a Mediterranean climate not a tropical climate like Florida or Hawaii ... Maybe in Far South Texas. I have seen them in the Rio Grande Valley and in South Padre Island..
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