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View Poll Results: Could the climate of San Diego grow coconut palms with unlimited irrigation?
Yes 0 0%
No 12 85.71%
Not sure 2 14.29%
Voters: 14. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Do you think the climate of San Diego could grow coconut palms with irrigation (imagine an unlimited water supply for the purpose of this thread)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego#Climate

A) No

B) Yes

C) Not sure
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Nope. Too Cold for them to grow Coconut Palms There, even with Irrigation.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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No...not enough heat
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: In transition
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Nope... too cool in the winter. the stunted coco palm in nearby Newport beach is proof that coco palms and California just don't jive.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Possible that a coconut palm could barely survive, but highly doubt they could even somewhat thrive and produce fruit and I have never seen one fruit here. In Geraldton (400km north of Perth, 28.5S) I've seen fruiting coconut palms the additional 1C makes all the difference it seems.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, UK
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I went for 'No' as I don't believe it could support a healthy coconut palm long term. However it may be possible to grow one in the right micro-climate, say in a south facing corner against a dark wall, but like other attempts in similar climates it will never look 100% & will be on borrowed time...
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