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Old 09-27-2009, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for this great forum!

I bought a few Musi Manzano plants four years ago, and we had a cold winter and I thought they were dead, but one of them came back and is starting to produce right now, plus has put up two pups! Then, I went to the Orange County Rare Fruit Growers meeting a couple of weeks ago and won a Misi Luki in a raffle and got that in the ground the next day. So, I guess I'm going to get hooked on bananas.

My wife puts more time into the garden than I do, and we grow everything organically. But, we seem to grow weeds better than anything else! We have a 900 square foot vegetable garden (which is mostly between harvest and winter planting now), another area about the same size that is all strawberries, and a few fruit trees (avocado, peach, lemon, orange, persimmon, and a 4-in-one with peach, apricot and plum).

I'm looking forward to learning more about bananas - and getting my first crop in a few months!

George
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome! The Orange County chapter of the CRFG is the finest I've encountered.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard, George ! Sounds like youre well on your way to Total Banana Addiction! It's a very friendly & info-packed forum with lots of nanner specialists. Hope ya get as much out of it as I have! If ya have any questions about using the forum, just ask. Lots of really friendly people here to help out!
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow! George, you have the ideal location to grow anything you wish (and I wish I have).
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum George. When did your Manzano bloom?
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the quick welcome messages!

The Manzano bloomed in mid-July (I think, I failed to write down the date). I'm assuming that this means it should be ready to pick in late December or early January - is that right? Since you're near me Mitchel, is that about the right timing from bloom to ripeness for southern CA for this variety?

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick welcome messages!

The Manzano bloomed in mid-July (I think, I failed to write down the date). I'm assuming that this means it should be ready to pick in late December or early January - is that right? Since you're near me Mitchel, is that about the right timing from bloom to ripeness for southern CA for this variety?

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Yes they will take about 6 months to fill out and ripen. Just be carefull and either cover or remove the bunch if we are suposed to get any frosts. Even if they are not fully mature they will still ripen once removed.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Org George!
From Central Texas, Zone 8a!
Hope to see some pics of your fabulous bananas!! ~Cheryl
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy your time here, learn a lot and make plenty of good friends! If you don't find the answers to any questions you have in the forums/wiki just ask! People are pretty helpful/kind so don't be shy!
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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welcome to the best banana site on the net well I think its the only banana site ! There could not be a better place.
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome! You have an awesome climate for bananas!
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