Coconut – Growing

Q: Can you tell me what variety of coconut tree might grow well and produce fruit in Griffin, Georgia?

A: Your dreams of a backyard supply of pina colada ingredients will be unfulfilled. Coconut palms are damaged when temperatures drop below freezing. Coconut palms are grown from Miami southward for their tropical look and for their fruit.

If you have a south-facing wall you might be able to grow bananas and occasionally harvest their fruit. Then you can invite all of your friends over for banana daquiris!

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