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Old 03-03-2018, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings from the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast. Thanks to a local extension farm run by Auburn University, there is some growing interest in our area to establish cold hardy bananas as a niche crop for local small farms, and I have caught the bug. Although we live in a mostly subtropical climate, there have been some freezing temps which clipped us over the past couple of years and did a number on the majority of the experimental "cold hardy" banana plants. So the jury is still out on determining which variety may work as a sustainable crop that could potentially support a market. I find the challenge fascinating and believe that the right variety is out there and may hinge on how that variety responds to some special growing techniques which compensate for a relatively brief winter dormancy period. At any rate, I look forward to sitting at the feet of some of you musa masters.
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Old 03-03-2018, 11:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome Bama John! It’s awesome to have another short cycle grower in 8b here! PM me sometime. I would love to hear about your success and the varities you grow! I am doing pretty much the same here in Texas on a fairly large scale. I’ve had great success over the years! Check out my pictures below.

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Old 03-04-2018, 02:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Forum.
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Welcome to the banana gang!.........
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Welcome to the Jungle...

There are a bunch of growers in your area.

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Old 03-04-2018, 11:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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A member named alemily in Foley made a post a day or so ago about moving and getting rid of his/her banana mat. Bunch of different types. Probably a great source if you're looking for banana stock and are nearby. Good luck!

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Old 03-17-2018, 10:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi John-

Welcome aboard the Banana Express.

Auburn U has a great dawn redwood (my specialty) somewhere on campus.
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Welcome to the Banana group.

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Old 03-18-2018, 03:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Welcome to the Bunch. What varieties are you growing?
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