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