bubba Posted May 20, 2010 Report Share Posted May 20, 2010 Coconut Palms can be grown in California as demonstrated by the stunted but long lasting Newport Beach Coconut. Numerous others on the Board, particularly in favored locations in Los Angeles and San Diego, have been somewhat sucessful.It seems likely that if a specimen with proper genetics can be developed that accepts cold and wet roots, that no problem will exist. That stated, a continuing saga emanates regarding the "Salton Sea Coconut". BS recently brought this up and indicated that a Southern California Palm Society article covered it in depth. I seem to recall many years ago now that Gonzer posted some articles that told the story. I believe a school teacher planted them and they survived for a period of time but perished after he left. This seems to imply that desert areas like Palm Springs and environs would create adequate conditions for growing Cocos nucifera. I remember Cristobal did a rather painstaking attempt under similar conditions that failed notwithstanding his expertise.Can anyone enlighten me on this interesting story? What you look for is what is looking Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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