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Default Tales of SH-3640's

Some time ago in a place not too far away ... Greenie began growing this SH 3640.

SH-3640 9/15/07

I'm not sure how he obtained it -- perhaps from NANAMAN, or visa-versa, or ...?

Anyway, with no surprise pup(s) of this plant eventually found their way to bananimal and then (through servatusprime) to crazy banana. And I -- having wanted this plant (Greenie's) for nearly a decade was thrilled to obtain one from her last year.

In the meantime PR-Giants began distributing SH-3640 'High Noon' a few years ago. I presume he obtained this cultivar from TARS Mayaguez. I believe this is the plant being grown by HMelendez, TyTaylor, and possibly several others.

It has been pointed out elsewhere that these two plants have nearly identical growth habit and appearance but the inflorescences do not match. What I have observed about the plant I'm growing:
- Cavendish-like structure with petioles following one right after another
- Red edges along petioles but green midribs
- Broad leaves
So that leads me to believe its genetics contain two 'AA's followed by a 'B' and 'A' in unknown order. But I have yet to see an inflorescence and probably won't until next year. Time will tell.

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