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Old 01-09-2010, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 unknown varieties

There are 2 unknown varieties located next door to my grandparents home in Hobe Sound, FL (zone 10).

This First group I originally thought was Super Dwarf Cavendish, however people who have commented on the pics say they're standard DC. A little background on these plants, they are between 3-4 ft tall and really don't get over 4 ft. They produce regularly and pup well, and the fruit is fairly decent size.

Someone suggested they were Zan Moreno (which I've also seen called Extra Dwarf Cav).

Second group is around 15 ft tall with much smaller, 'lady finger' type fruit. I thought it looked like Brazilian but I really don't know enough for sure.

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2 unknown varieties

I never have seen an SDc with leave that wide like a DC but sure is the size of an SDC. My DC's were much taller.. That's all I know hope that helps :^)
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Default Re: 2 unknown varieties

The first one is a short form of 'Dwarf Cavendish', but not the 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'. The SDC is much more compact. Most 'Dwarf Cavendish' are taller, but there are some small ones like that.

The second one looks kinda like 'Brazilian', but its hard to tell. Some more photos of more mature fruit, and if you can, some close ups of the small flowers that fall off, would help to ID.
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