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Old 12-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Corm propagation a success

I wish I could buy/import banana plants, we only have five different cultivars here in Bermuda. It is illegal to import them even if they are phytosanitary.

As an experiment I am going to try quartering the corm of my manzano after it's fruit ripens. I have a flag leaf coming out now. I am actually going to leave it in the ground this time and slice with a knife as deep as I can get the knife. It will be a "blind" division of the nodes but may save some work.

On the rot point I removed as much of the pstem material as I could so it left mostly the corm. The corm seems quite rot resistant because these were left out in the rain many times, during the fall and we have very high humidity here. I am going to unearth the fourth corm piece to check for sucker growth (i am impatient), but none of the four pieces had any rot.
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