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  • A group of five came to the nursery looking for some Trachycarpus fortunei, a palm tree that resists cold very well. Here, we cultivate thousands of them.

    "They look so nice", said the German buyer.

    Separated in two small groups, my brother was telling the buyer all details concerning price, logistic and delivery to the large store while I was talking to another one about the growing interest for palm trees that German people were showing.

    A few weeks ago I had seen a product label written in german where the supermarket was explaining deep in detail how to take care of a "Hanfpalme" during the winter time. So I was wondering why Germans had fallen in love with a plant that is not typical for them and had so few choices to resist a cold winter.

    "Our customers love palm trees. They remind them of the summer vacations in Spain, the nights at the "chiringuito" on the beach, the sun and the quiet, the warm and the sand. They know that the palm trees will probably die during the winter time, but even though, they are happy buying one and placing them indoor or in the garden".
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