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Old 09-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Steve L
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Default Re: Musa Becarii

Gabe is right. From my personal experience, it is very cold sensitive. I grew this banana for 3 years. The first year was in a pot. It stayed in my greenhouse all winter. I planted it the following spring and it bloomed but the cold got it before it fully developed. Died completely back and was the very last tropical to show up in the spring; actually, it was the summer, around late May if I remember correctly. It grew nicely and produced a flag but once again, the cold (45 degrees) stopped the growth and later it froze back to the ground. That year was also one of the wettest winters in a decade. It never showed up the following summer. The bloom is nice but not as nice as Coccinea. I would suggest that ornamental to everyone.

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