Re: this past Winter in Fla
Wife, son, and I have been down here in SW Florida since last Sat. night visiting my mother-in-law. Only damage I see is to shrubs and some citrus. Her usually lush kumquat out front is all but gone, and she got very few oranges on a tree to the side of her house. Anyway, we were last down here at Christmas time of '07. As a gift for the m-i-l, I went down to a HD and bought her a coconut. I believe it was a dwarf malayan, but am not sure. Planted it where she used to have a nice, sweet grapefruit tree, lost in hurricane Charlie. I want to say it was a 5 gallon size. Well, it has not grown as much as I, or she, expected. And this past Winter gave it a real beating. I will post a pic when I get home. Emerging spear seems fine, but my question is...should this have attained more size after 2 and a half yrs. in the ground? Especially here (Cape Coral). In recalling the plant back then and comparing it to now, Id say it's grown maybe 1 to 2 feet. Gets a lot of sun too. And, she feeds it.