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Re: Typical Tuscany views
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 7/25/2017, 3:58 pm, in reply to "Re: Typical Tuscany views"
In researching Florence's climate, a couple of interesting things. January, the coldest month, features an average low of 36F and an average high of 52F. That average high meets the 50F rule of thumb often mentioned which supports Sabal Palmetto culture. The record low is a quite chilly -10F. Summers in Florence are actually quite hot, featuring very similar numbers to American cities in the Middle-Atlantic.
You were there in March. Average high then is 60F. Obviously, you picked a crazy week to be there if it was in the 40s. But spring is volatile everywhere.
Is it warm enough in Florence to support commercial citrus? I doubt it. Probably what you would see in Florence in the way of citrus types would be the hardier varieties such as are grown from Virginia Beach to Charleston.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal