Iím so terrible with germinating seeds, that they would stand a better chance naturally being consumed by birds and then pooped randomly around here and growing up! That being said, I would be glad to collect some for anyone that was interested in that palms offspring. It has been a very tough specimen it seems.
Your idea about momís palmetto is very possible. I will say it IS seeming to pickup momentum with the growth. If it gets through winter relatively unscathed again, I would be curious about what it might do next year. Hereís another observation I found to be interesting. Last winter, we didnít even drop below about 18-20F and experienced only a minuscule amount (under 1 inch) of frozen precipitation. Yet, that palmetto put out a damaged frond that was half rotting to start spring. The subsequent fronds were ok. Why would a palmetto get damaged at that temperature? The palms growth point may be getting close to being above ground. The base is starting to widen so there may be a chance still it will trunk, but BOYYYY has it been slow since that 2014 vortex! But slowly it seems to be picking up momentum. It now has got back to maybe a bit bigger than when I first got it in 2011. I feel like itís about to take off. So perhaps it takes a very long time to recapture the momentum again once it experienced a near death situation? Makes sense to me. I would agree with you. Iím not sure if itís permanent, but it may take a number of years to overcome. I agree with you on this.