Do you own a coconut tree?
Do you have own a coconut tree? If so I'd like to hear of your growing experience. I bought a coconut tree about 1-2 years back when it was about 4-5 ft. Last fall, I planted it in the ground. Now it has grown up to about 6 ft tall (to the tip of the tallest frond). I know it doesn't like the cold here, so I placed a lot of Christmas lights around it. It's a good thing that the Winter here did not freeze, but we have been having many chilly night temperature even until now ...
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures. I'm eager to see how it will grow and my question for those of you who grow coconut trees and especially in FL. How successful have you been in growing it and has any of yours fruited yet?
I'm looking into a miniature variety to purchase. It will bear fruit at about 6ft tall .. If I can get hold of one, it'll probably be easier to protect it from the cold as well.
Picture taken on Feb 1, 2014.