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Concentration of old Coconuts in Fort Myers

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Mr.SamuraiSword

When I went to Fort Myers last winter, I was surprised at the high number of Pre 89/LY coconuts in the area, not Naples but certainly impressive nonetheless.   Certainly a large concentration, 

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Straight out of Hawaii

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Id bet these two are the same age, but one clearly is dwarfed.

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Across the street from Edison & Ford winter homes.

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This one near a Taco Bell 

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Edison Estate of course has some Behemoths, 

 

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This one Is one of the tallest Coconuts Ive seen.

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Few More around town.

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Just thought It was fascinating how many big old coconuts were mixed in around town.

 

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aabell

This is my neighborhood, I can mentally place just about every photo. This part of town nestled up against the river has a great microclimate and a lot of mature trees since it is quite old (by Florida standards) I never get tired of walking around. 

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donalt

you guys on the west side of the state still have the old Jamaican talls......most of them on the east side got lethal yellowing. it started on the east coast of Florida so the west coast had a chance to pretreat the disease and save more of the old coconuts

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ShadyDan

Nice! Those are beauties. I’ll be down there in December, can’t wait to enjoy some time in coconut land again. 

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palmfriend

Really nice photos of great looking coconut palms!

Thanky you very much for posting!

 

Lars

 

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Missi
12 hours ago, donalt said:

you guys on the west side of the state still have the old Jamaican talls......most of them on the east side got lethal yellowing. it started on the east coast of Florida so the west coast had a chance to pretreat the disease and save more of the old coconuts

Lethal yellowing hit the Naples Cocos bad too. There are still some massive Jamaican talls by my office.

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chinandega81

Great pics. The crowns seem small though, considering their size and age. Maybe a lack of watering and nutrients over the years? Or the time of year perhaps?

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