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Old 08-10-2009, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Basjoo not much growth

How much it can grow in a year is based on a strong, adult mat. It may take 1 or 2 years, or more, to build up a strong, woody corm and root system before it grows big.

There is a saying among bamboo growers:
First it sleeps
Then it creeps
Then it leaps

Basjoo seems to sleep longer than other bananas. Mine is now about a year in the ground from a 3" TC, and has reached 18-24 inches.
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