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Old 10-03-2018, 05:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
Tytaylor77
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Default Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

My 8b can be brutal or mild. 3 years ago the low was 30f all winter! Last year it was 14f! Only variety that survived 14f was a few blue Java’s. 2 Orinoco out of 20+. When I say survived I mean the pstem.

Helens Hybrid doesn’t do well here at all. The most cold hardy of my collection in my opinion is blue java. Very close second is my dwarf Orinoco varities. D. Chamaluco is one of the 2 that made it. Everything else died back. I lost ALL my Musa Veinte Cohol mats. I’m talking old huge mats! Total loss! Also lost a few other AA types. Lucky I keep backups! Keep on site and off site backups of rare types if possible!

Go for it! I wish you great success! Gabe is a Musa genius! And a very nice guy. He will gladly help and answer questions if he has time!
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