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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2015, 11:22:30 AM »
Algarve is one of the warmest place in Europe, Malag is not too far and has a similar climate, Cordoba and Sevilla are colder, Cadiz slightly warmer....

Average of Malaga: DEC :13.2C JAN 12.1C  FEB 12.9C

Average of Faro (South Portugal) : DEC 13.3C  JAN 12.0C  FEB 12.8C

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not very warm. I though Malaga was like La Habra our average for those three month would be 16C Miami 20C

E. E. La Mayora. Parcela experimental de mangos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JG0oSO_TI
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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2015, 12:37:11 PM »
Yes, in Europe (Canary Islands apart, but there is Africa more than Europe) we don't have a place with winter temperature as high as Miami or South Florida. 

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2015, 01:18:29 PM »
Yes, in Europe (Canary Islands apart, but there is Africa more than Europe) we don't have a place with winter temperature as high as Miami or South Florida.

Canary Island is like Miami and SoCal. Miami is very close to tropical but there's no place with winter temps in Europe as high as SoCal.

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2015, 03:36:48 PM »
Canary Islands (28N) has an ocean climate, Tenerife is also called "Isle of eternal spring"....never too hot, never too cold.

But several islands have less than 200mm water/year...1/10 of Miami.


The rest of Europe is not so warm, but south Europe is norther than North of Florida....Here in Italy, near to the France we have Liguria, probably the warmest place in the world for its latitude (44N)....there, i know people who tried Mango, I saw Guava and White Zapote fruits, Lytchee and Avocados are pretty common.

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2015, 07:41:28 AM »

 My own observation is that those tropical plants that require a lot of heat, tend
 to bloom rather late into Summer, and so the fruits will have to mature over winter
 and either fail or produce very poor quality fruits. Good examples: tamarind,
 birib (A. mucosa) and A. reticula.

 Some species develop their fruits much faster and have enough time to mature them
 before winter sets in: Lychee, longan, marula, mango, A. squamosa (part of the crop).
 For these, the main requirement is not being exposed to freezing temperatures. Given that,
 they can handle somewhat cool conditions over the whole winter.
 
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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2015, 04:38:21 PM »
I was talking abouth that in another place....it's a very interesting thing, I would like to open another thread to speak about that.  :)

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2015, 10:19:05 PM »
tamarind is purely tropical,it prefers a bit dry climate, dosent like much watering...seedling may take a bit more time to flower, even grafted plant need 5 years to flower...

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2015, 11:52:15 PM »
I have neglected my 5 gallon Tamarind and it is maybe 3 feet tall and wide. The tree flowered for the first time this year with (as expected) no fruit set. I have noticed it needing MORE water than less water during the warmer months. Otherwise, zero special care at my place...I had meant to plant it out but got some OCD on rarer trees to collect and was put "on the back burner". Chris

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Re: Does Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) grow in Florida or California ?
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2015, 04:12:55 AM »
tamarind is purely tropical,it prefers a bit dry climate, dosent like much watering...seedling may take a bit more time to flower, even grafted plant need 5 years to flower...

What do you mean with pure tropical?? Durian or Rambutam are purely tropical and can die if temp is below 10C...Tamarind can resist until 0C

 

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