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#1 allencush

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:57 AM

Any data on this African native?
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#2 Mandrew968

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:03 AM

Lota data. Keep it dry during the winter. No go in Panama City...
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:51 AM

Moderator,
It seems like a child has hacked Andrew's account.

Allen,
Here is a write up that I have found useful on several species, it includes B. aethiopum.

http://bizmark.8m.com/custom2.html
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#4 Mandrew968

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Sorry, Allen. Borassus is an awesome palm--the heaviest palm in the world and a valuable palm, second only to the coconut in food value, but it will not grow in Panama City. I know of certain circumstances where it was too cold in South Florida for this palm(but many adult palms can be found in South Florida). I don't think they like prolonged cool weather either... I do know that during a cold snap, it's best to keep it on the dry side. Welcome to Palmtalk :)
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#5 allencush

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, I saw a few web sites talking about 19 degrees but I didnt take into consideration that they were large trees.
Thanks for the input.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

If a Borassus could take 19 degrees, then it would be pretty huge and also pretty injured by it--and it couldn't take that cold for any serious duration of time...
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