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Old 02-28-2015, 08:37 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Default Re: Veinte Cohol vs. Patupi

This thread was intended to compare the Veinte Cohol to other short cycle cultivars and to highlight some of the problems people experience with growing it. I never expected it to go off on a tangent about the importance of standardized measurements, but as you'll see these measurements are very helpful when comparing bananas.

The pseudostem diameter of 13 cm at the standard height of 100 cm for the Patupi in the TARS photo and the 12 cm average of my plant crops are good indications of a small and lightweight banana plant. The Veinte Cohol I grow are much bigger (plant crop 14.7 cm) with about a 50% heavier pseudostem.

Veinte Cohol vs. Patupi

Both are Genome group AA

Cycle Duration
Both are Short Cycle 'to bloom' & 'to harvest'

Veinte Cohol is very sensitive with less vigor
Patupi is very vigorous

Plant Size
Both have similar height
Patupi has a much smaller girth and
will be easier for those who grow in pots.

Fruit Size
Patupi is much larger

Bunch Size
Patupi is much larger

Veinte Cohol is exceptional
Patupi, I'll have to wait a few more days but
I don't expect it to be nearly as good as a VC.


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