Ft. Myars, huh?
I was getting annoyed by my own spelling- I'd written it 2 or 3 ways by the time you corrected me.
My son is north of the river and to the west of 41. Some vague area in Cape Coral and near Pine Island. Anyway, the note about 'river effect' was interesting. I saw a similar situation up here in Lake county last February. Bananas east of the major lakes didn't freeze while I lost all my leaves just a couple of miles to the west. Hopefully he is close enough to the gulf to get a similar temperature buffering effect.
For those who haven't seen them, these dwarf ladyfingers are much skinnier in the stem than the ones we have been discussing and seeing pictures of on the forum lately.