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View Poll Results: SoCal or SoTex
Southern California 60 75.95%
South Texas 19 24.05%
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Thanks for those videos. I don't usually watch youtube embedded links but I'm glad I saw the McAllen one. It seems nicer than I expected. I don't know much about it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Coconuts fruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, in fact South Padre Island coconuts went thru this very cold winter better then many locations in FL(St.Pete, Brandenton, Sarasota, Ft.Myers).
Too bad Californians can't grow coconuts....
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Coconuts fruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, in fact South Padre Island coconuts went thru this very cold winter better then many locations in FL(St.Pete, Brandenton, Sarasota, Ft.Myers).
Too bad Californians can't grow coconuts....
This man came to my neighborhood from the Valley and sold fruit to us. It was some of the best fruit I had ever had! Isn't that where they grow Texas oranges? They make my favorite orange juice.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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RGV Grapefruits are good too! Yea, they grow oranges, aloe vera, and avacadoes there.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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Brownsville, TX is further south then West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Ft.Myers. Miami is just a tad further south then Brownsville. South Padre Island is at the same latitude as Ft. Lauderdale.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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Coconuts fruit in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, in fact South Padre Island coconuts went thru this very cold winter better then many locations in FL(St.Pete, Brandenton, Sarasota, Ft.Myers).
Too bad Californians can't grow coconuts....
There are coconuts in southern California but they are stunned and don't produce fruit. Keep in mind that southern California is at the same latitude as Dallas and Atlanta yet has warmer winters than most of Texas and north Florida. But tropical plants need lots of warm summer nights not common to coastal California.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Thanks for those videos. I don't usually watch youtube embedded links but I'm glad I saw the McAllen one. It seems nicer than I expected. I don't know much about it.

Yeah my mom grew up in the Valley in the Mission/McAllen area so I know the Valley pretty well McAllen has grown alot over the years with new shopping and restaurants they even have a fairly new Outlet Mall in Mercedes.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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California is a cool state it's one of my favorite states LA and San Diego are cool and Palm Springs is nice.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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SoCal may have warmer absolute low temperatures then SoTex and FL(excluding the keys), but overall SoTex and FL still "feel" warmer because the amount of days below 50F is significantly lower. SoTex and FL warm up faster also. During 2008, SoTex received a very rare snowfall(first time since 1899), but later in the day the temps were already in the 70s. Most coconut palms survived. Coconuts fail in California because of average low temperatures not absolute lows. Coconuts will take 28F for short periods providing it warms up very quickly. the newport beach coconut is very stunted and has not grown much over 20 years....will never fruit.
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