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Old 02-14-2012, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Harvey's Hardy Banana

I traded for this banana a few years ago and it came to me as "Texas Star". I don't know if my trading partner had acquired it directly from the infamous Ty Ty Nursery which coined the name or not. Based on photos I've seen from others, there seem to be different versions of "Texas Star" floating around. I had planted the original pup in a pot and then planted it outside but the following year dug up pups at the end of the year and grew them over winter in my greenhouse. Those pups then got planted into the ground around May of 2010 and I've left them there. They were the first to leaf out of my approximate 25 varieties last year and are way ahead of schedule this year even though we had 29 mornings with frost, beginning on November 8, 2011 and most recently about three weeks ago. We've had some nice daytime temperatures but nights have been fairly cold. I think it go down to around 38F last night. I'm pretty impressed with the growth of this banana and thought I'd share with some photos.


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