Coconut tree for fruit
I would like to ask you a question.
I have been obsessing about coconuts since I moved here from Curacao (Island in the Caribbean.. next to Aruba).
Instead of water... when thirsty you'd just go outside with the machete and violate some coconuts. Was as common as there are flies on sh*t.
Never was a big deal. Had more than 20 trees in my backyard...
Then I moved to Pensacola...
I scanned the post and everyone says the same thing.. and I believe you.
My question is though..
Being in zone 8B, is there really NOTHING that can be done to not only have the trees survive (as I honestly do not care about how they look.. as I said.. I grew up climbing them).. I just want them to produce fruit.
So.. blankets, mulching the ground, heat lamps aimed at the crown... anything.. ANYTHING... is there hope I can get my coconut water fix without having to pay 5 dollars for 16 oz of processed "cocowater"?
With humanities persistence and triumph over nature with so many innovations etc. etc. There has got to be something that should work.. no?
Not interested in the unrealistic solutions like a huge green house...
Any advise from people that succeeded? Idea's thoughts?