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Old 07-12-2005, 07:27 AM   #5 (permalink)

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Yes I do have Ae Ae (although I have a few more much rarer Musa plants and seeds), I got it for free from some really nice lady, I still dont know why exactly she wanted to do that, but Im sure happy about it! Its even larger then in that picture but as I said above much of the plants have grown a lot since these pictures. I actually was awarded a $1750 grant from my school district to get most of my stuff (including those lights and a few more plants), so I got those lights. They are actually High Output Flourescent with 8 3000K (i think) blue specturm lights, I was going to mix them with 6500K red's but the grow store where I got them suggested that I go with all blue since they are just suppplemental lights and Im not using them as full term lighting. If you want to look them up they are the Tek-Light T5-48 High Output Flourescent from Sunlight Suppy Company. The electric bill is not that bad (and Im only 16 so my parents pay it anyway, hahaha!), but if I had that much going with HID lighting then Id probly have a problem.

Just in case if anyone is curious, here is a list of what I currently have banana wise...

Plants that are in my collection...(in no particular order)
Musa muluensis
Musa rubinea
Musa yunnanensis
Musa basjoo
Musa coccinea
Musa siamensis
Musa beccarii
Musa mannii
Musa velutina
Musa cheesmani
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'-( I doubt there is any difference however)
Musa laterita
Musa hybrid 'Royal Purple'
Musa hybrid 'Lavendar Beauty'
Musa hybrid 'Milky Way'
Musa (sp?, hyb?) 'New Bhutan'
Musa 'Rose'
Musa 'Ae Ae'
Musa 'SDC'
Musella lasiocarpa
Ensete sp. 'Thai superbum'

When I get back from Florida I have waiting for me...
Musa 'African Red'
Musa 'California Gold'
Musa mannii x ?
Musa 'Gran Nain' x acuminata subsp. zebrina

Currently I'm trying seeds of...
Musa monticola
Musa ingens
Musa lawitiensis
Musa campestris var. lawasensis
Musa campestris var. limbangensis
Musa rubinea
Musa cheesmani
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'
Musa yunnanensis
Musa thomsonii
Musa itinerans var. gigantea
Musa nagensium
Musa beccarii
Musa textilis
Musa velutina
Musa laterita
Musa balbisiana
Musa 'New Bhutan'
Musa 'Royal Purple'
Ensete sp. aff. superbum 'Thai superbum'

And I think thats it : )
Growing bananas in Colorado, Washington, Hawaii since 2004. Commercial banana farmer, 200+ varieties.
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