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View Poll Results: Most Tropical City Year Round?
Miami 140 70.35%
Orlando 7 3.52%
Los Angeles 7 3.52%
San Diego 11 5.53%
Other 47 23.62%
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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How come coconuts grow in SoFL, Canary Islands, South Africa, Bermuda, and Ryuku Islands? None of these locations have tropical caliber UV. Are you saying coconuts are a "temperate" plant?
That's an interesting way to identify "tropical" The coconut trees in Miami & San Juan are extremely beautiful. They don't grow in places like California & Texas.

 
Old 04-05-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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This thread is getting ruined by people who like to split hairs
 
Old 04-06-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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How come coconuts grow in SoFL, Canary Islands, South Africa, Bermuda, and Ryuku Islands? None of these locations have tropical caliber UV. Are you saying coconuts are a "temperate" plant?
They are PUT there

They DON'T thrive and have freeze damage and are smaller

Coconuts can withstand fairly cold temps like 32 for a bit.

Coconuts are nowhere near as delicate as breadfruit and lip stick palms - THE TRUE MEASURE OF TROPICALITY
 
Old 04-06-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Oddly ..that does look like Florida . You obviously havn't been to FL..

It sure does not if you look closely. It is what you want Florida to look like.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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It sure does not if you look closely. It is what you want Florida to look like.
No, Thats what Florida does look like. Anyone who has ever been there would know.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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That's an interesting way to identify "tropical" The coconut trees in Miami & San Juan are extremely beautiful. They don't grow in places like California & Texas.
South Texas is the same latitude as Ft Lauderdale. The fact that coconuts cannot grow should tell you somehting.


INLAND SOUTH FLORIDA GETS EVEN COLDER- LIKE IT SHOULD BE for it NON tropical latitude.


JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A PENINSULA WITH A WARM GLUF STREAM does NOT make a place tropical

POSITION AND TROPICAL CALIBER UV DO

If you have tropical POSITION you WILL have tropical UV
 
Old 04-06-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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It sure does not if you look closely. It is what you want Florida to look like.
It looked like Florida. What were the differentials?
 
Old 04-06-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Midwest Coast
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Coconuts do fruit in South Texas.
Weren't the pics good enough evidence?
If you look at the USDA 1960 map, South Texas is zone 10.
The 2003 map also shows South Texas as zone 10.
The Arbor Day map shows South Texas as zone 10.
The 1990 map is the only map that doesn't agree, because the average was based on 12 years of data that included the worst freezes of all time(83,89)..even then its zone 9b.
Actual numbers tell a lot more then a map.
 
Old 04-06-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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No, Thats what Florida does look like. Anyone who has ever been there would know.
Anyone who has been to PUERTO RICO KNOWS it looks different than Miami. Tampa looks NOWHERE near what St Croix looks like.

SUN IS OBVIOUSLY STRONGER THAN MIAMI ., SKY BLUER, WATER MORE CARIBBEAN BLUE etc.

THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

FLY BACK TO MIAMI FROM THE CARIBBEAN AND YOU WILL KNOW FOR SURE LIEK I DID.
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