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Old 03-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I just started growing bananas (Raja Puri, Ice Cream and Dwarf Red) a few weeks ago. I've seen some neighbors here in East Palo Alto that have bananas growing like mad but since my spanish is poor and some of the neighborhoods are scary I've never asked them what types they are growing.
I'm trying to grow as much rare fruit on my little property as possible.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome jasonlotp, sounds like you have some nice plants. Look forward t hearing more.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome Jasonltop! Hey, don't mind your scary neighbours, just go in with a biggg smile and just remember the key words like "what" and "'naners" in Spanish and I am sure you can charm the names out of them with a couple of pups to boot!

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Old 04-05-2009, 01:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Jason,

I'm in Santa Clara & just bought 2 Dwarf Orinocos I stumbled across at the Master Gardeners' Plant Sale-- not too original, but it's a start. So, can I pick your brain about where you see bananas thrive in the bay area? Full sun? Sheltered? How are you handling the frost issue?

I look forwad to sharing ideas,
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the organization Jasonlotp! There are many in your area with a lot of "banana growing" experience. May your efforts be successful!

Do a thread search to find information on "over-wintering" bananas.

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Old 04-05-2009, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard, Jason! If you ignore the 'scary' part, here's the question to ask your Latino neighbours about their bananas:

Que tipo de banano es esto?

Most of the time, though, they'll just look at you like you've grown an extra head. Many Spanish-speakers differentiate between Banana and Plantain, but not so much between Cavendish and Dwarf Orinoco.
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