Cocos nucifera

Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Rob S » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:18 pm

But there are no coconuts growing outside in Malta are there Nathan?
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Nathan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:56 am

Rob S wrote:But there are no coconuts growing outside in Malta are there Nathan?


Nope.
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby GREVILLE » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:02 pm

Nathan wrote:
Rob S wrote:But there are no coconuts growing outside in Malta are there Nathan?


Nope.


If you got yours to sprout last summer, Nathan, has that since carked it (carkanuts!) or are you about to make Maltese botanical history? icon_cheers
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Nathan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:41 am

GREVILLE wrote:
Nathan wrote:
Rob S wrote:But there are no coconuts growing outside in Malta are there Nathan?


Nope.


If you got yours to sprout last summer, Nathan, has that since carked it (carkanuts!) or are you about to make Maltese botanical history? icon_cheers


No it wasn't very big & I forgot it was outside in a shady spot so it rotted. I'm sure a bigger one in a sheltered sunny spot could make it though...
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Conifers » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:41 am

I remember seeing Coconut listed in an inventory for the Botanical Gardens of Palermo in Sicily, so growing it in Malta might be possible - only question is, the Palermo list didn't say whether it was outdoors, or under glass.
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Andy Martin » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Conifers wrote:I remember seeing Coconut listed in an inventory for the Botanical Gardens of Palermo in Sicily, so growing it in Malta might be possible - only question is, the Palermo list didn't say whether it was outdoors, or under glass.


I believe Palermo had a nice layering of Snow last Winter so unlikely outside
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Nathan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:12 pm

Yes I don't think there is one outside in Palermo... I do know of someone in Cyprus who has managed to grow one outside for several years, so theoretically it should be possible here, in the right micro-climate. Winter minimums are no problem here, just the maximums, but against a south facing wall in a raised bed filled with sand it may just be warm enough for one...
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Rob S » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:23 pm

I saw a couple of ok looking ones in Madeira several years ago but small!
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Re: Cocos nucifera

Postby Conifers » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 am

Andy Martin wrote:
Conifers wrote:I remember seeing Coconut listed in an inventory for the Botanical Gardens of Palermo in Sicily, so growing it in Malta might be possible - only question is, the Palermo list didn't say whether it was outdoors, or under glass.


I believe Palermo had a nice layering of Snow last Winter so unlikely outside


The list predated last winter.
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