Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Arnoldsville, GA
Having the siesta time is really no different than having the sun blocked for a portion of the day by a giant shade tree. And as you know, in tropical conditions there are a bunch of shade trees.
In addition, the earlier start time and later end time may promote better growth as this would be similar to a longer summer day. I have no evidence yet to support this theory, comments welcome.