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Old 06-02-2010, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy New Member who has just been bitten by the Banana Bug!


I just got bitten by the Banana Bug when I realized my Basjoo and Chinese Yellow bananas had survived the winter while my four (!), including a really big one 5+ years, Canary Date Palms had all died... Despite the excruciating efforts to cover them for the cold I spent!

Since then I have planted a few more bananas so now I have:
- 5 Basjoos, including a large one I found at a local nursery where I bought the trunk itself.
- 2 Ice Cream, one in the ground and one in a pot
- 3 Chinese Yellow
- 1 Margarita in the ground
- 2 Grand Nain in the ground (found them at Home Depot!)
- 1 Edible plant from CostCo which I think was California Gold. Bought it last year and put it in a pot which ended up spending winter in my garage before I put it in the ground this April. Any chance I will get fruit on it you think?

Now I am just waiting for my Dwarf Orinoco and an Iteran plant from GreenEarth Inc, ordered on the 22nd and still the site shows "shipping in 4-7 days" starting to wonder when they will show up...
Got one plant from Stokes Tropical that was fast efficient and plant showed up in great shape.

I live in Plano, which is just north of Dallas and should be zone 8 even if this winter we had down to 12F.

Anyone else in the forum live and try to grow palms in DFW area?

The plants in the ground I hope I can take the trunk from the edible ones so they can flower next year since I assume they wont otherwise.

It is starting to look great in the back of the house with that tropical flavor.

Looking forward to learn from you all here and share my experiences!
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