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Old 06-27-2015, 11:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: Helens hybrid - will it fruit in a heated polytunnel?

Originally Posted by flaflowerfloozie View Post
I received a Helens hybrid (I hope) 3 years ago, every year the parent plant dies right after it sends up a single pup. I've tried a few things over the last few years, but no matter what, as soon as it hits 5.5 - 6 foot here comes a pup & there goes the parent. I may try dividing this year and see if that helps? Any other suggestions?
That's weird, after growing a few Sikkimensis ( I think that is supposed to be one of the parent plants) I have discovered Sikkimensis do some strange stuff as well. Also seem to be calcium hogs compared to my other bananas.

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