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Coconut in the high mountains of Mexico?

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Palmfarmer

Would a coconut work here if in a perfect microclimate and using some protection? I think it could tolerate the instant cold, but the constant nights at 1-5c at winter might kill it?

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realarch

Seriously doubtful, but hey, give it a try. You’ll have empirical evidence. Are there any palms growing in the vicinity? You might try something else 

Tim

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rprimbs

That sounds a bit on the cold side.  A frost blanket would only warm it by maybe 3 C.  If you used a space heater along with a frost blanket it would probably work, but that might be a bit of an electric bill because you would probably want to keep it over 12 C.

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35 minutes ago, rprimbs said:

That sounds a bit on the cold side.  A frost blanket would only warm it by maybe 3 C.  If you used a space heater along with a frost blanket it would probably work, but that might be a bit of an electric bill because you would probably want to keep it over 12 C.

it warms up to 25 allmost every day though. I saw someone doing it in Phoenix with some sucess and got inspired. But Phoenix got warmer nights in the winter. 

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49 minutes ago, realarch said:

Seriously doubtful, but hey, give it a try. You’ll have empirical evidence. Are there any palms growing in the vicinity? You might try something else 

Tim

Cocos no. Some Royals and Dominican bananas grow here in favroable microclimetes though. 

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