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Old 07-05-2009, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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if anyone has an idea of what cultivar this is please post. if you find it interesting and you would like to trade any edible variety for this give me a shout.. i dont need any cavandish varieties.

this thing has a powder white p stem with a pinkish hue.. i wont really know a whole lot untill it flowers and fruits.









this thing seems to be fast growing i hope i get a flower soon.
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My guess is Ice Cream
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was my guess too, it looks just like mine. I notice guys with some scientific background like Gabe for example like to see a flower for reference.
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Not IC, no red rim around leaf and petiole is wrong color.

I can't tell what it is, just what it isn't
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this thing is very weird. the pups showed some slight white and green varigation in a striped pattern on the leaves now it seems to be solid green. no trace of the varigation left.

i got it from an old farmer near birmingham, Al.

he told me it produced little bananas so im guessing its some lady finger variety. he had another cultivar and told me it was some type of dwarf . they may not have been related. he didnt even know the proper names.


does this help with the i.d. or make your head spin??
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thanks to the people who tried to i.d. this thing.. i just got the exact same variety or simular plant from another guy who put it in his unidentified group. i asked him to try to remember what it was he couldnt. the tag was lost.. i didnt see any variegation in any of his pups.. all mine were then it went away as they grew. the winter turned his mother p stem was a stump too. it didnt throw up a bunch of pups either.. there is a red hue in the petioles, a thin red ring around the leaves and a powdery stalk. all of these colors seems to vanish when the stalk grows tall all i see is mostly solid green. pic coming soon.
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This all sounds/looks pretty similar to my Ice Cream. There is a powdery-colored stem, a pink petiole/leaf midrib and a redish/pink outline to the leaves. I can't guarantee that's what your plant is, but that's how mine looks.
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here are a few recent pics of this plant. this 1st pic shows the thickness of the trunk.

that fence is approx 5' 8'' tall straight across. the banana measuring to the tip of the tallest leaf is around 13 feet tall..still looking for flag leaf.
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see how easily the leaves shread on this plant?? they are long and thin
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Ron, I purchased what was supposed to be a 'manzano' banana tree from bananatree.com. Only later did I see the negative reviews... Well, the plant I received is now about 20 ft tall!!! I have no idea what variety it is, but lots of people who grow bananas have told me it is NOT 'manzano'.

I think your tree looks alot like the mystery banana plant that I have. I am going to take pictures of it tomorrow morning and post here. I don't think yours is as tall as mine, but it looks alot like mine did a few months ago.

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Ron,

I think what you are calling variegation on you pup is simply a nutrient issue. I've seen my bananas and cannas both do this, especially early in the season. Once it warms up and/or I fertilize, the leaves usually return to their normal color.
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I think what you are calling variegation on you pup is simply a nutrient issue. I've seen my bananas and cannas both do this, especially early in the season. Once it warms up and/or I fertilize, the leaves usually return to their normal color.
thanks for your input.. i have seen this pattern on a canna (striped beauty) which is permanent and only on this one banana myself so its new to me.
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Here are some pics of my mystery banana tree:






The tallest one is close to 36" around at the base.. What do you guys think?
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The tallest one is close to 36" around at the base.. What do you guys think?

That's pretty fat for common banana. If it grows any bigger/taller could be a Saba? Has any fruited yet?

(How're the fruits of your mango, or is that your neighbor's?)
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That's pretty fat for common banana. If it grows any bigger/taller could be a Saba? Has any fruited yet?

(How're the fruits of your mango, or is that your neighbor's?)
The banana plant has not fruited yet, but I'm hoping it does after hurricane season is over.

The mango tree in the background is my 'Carrie' mango tree. Most of my friends and family agree it is the best mango they have tried. It also stays under 20 ft tall!

I love the flavor of the Carrie, but my favorite is 'Nam Doc Mai(NDM)'. The problem with NDM is that the fruit tends to split on the tree during periods of heavy rain...which is mango season down here.

In total I have 4 different varieties. Carrie, Glenn, Malika, and Nam Doc Mai. All have excellent flavor and little to no fiber.

I haven't posted many pics in my gallery, but plan on posting pics of all my trees soon. I have a celeste fig, monroe avocado, 2 jaboticabas(small leaf), lisa atemoya, hamlin orange, persian lime, dwarf cavendish and mystery banana plants ordered from bad online vendors ,.. also piper nigrum vine(black pepper), Alano and Hasya Sapodilla(a.k.a. nispero or zapote), Kohala longan, and a yellow cacao tree.
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mario, that does look the same... the leaves seem to shread easy too i see...either that or you have real high winds..

i got a pup this year from another member here. he couldnt id the thing either ..he said he forgot what it was called because he has a lot of other varieties... i saw the grandma bulb and it was a giant. it took a little strenth to move the corm. he cut off a pup for me. i have it growing in another part of my yard. it had the same powder on the juvinile pup stalk and the same pinkish hue on the base of the bigger plant.

everyone here says its ice cream..you will get fruit before me because of your more tropical weather down there.
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mario, that does look the same... the leaves seem to shread easy too i see...either that or you have real high winds..

i got a pup this year from another member here. he couldnt id the thing either ..he said he forgot what it was called because he has a lot of other varieties... i saw the grandma bulb and it was a giant. it took a little strenth to move the corm. he cut off a pup for me. i have it growing in another part of my yard. it had the same powder on the juvinile pup stalk and the same pinkish hue on the base of the bigger plant.

everyone here says its ice cream..you will get fruit before me because of your more tropical weather down there.
Im just hoping to get fruit so I can identify it. It's bad enough I expected tiny manzano bananas from this gigantic plant! I never wanted such a large plant, but it is a beautiful specimen. I hope the bananas are just as good. Hopefully plantains... since I never expected any...

As for the leaves shredding...I'm sure y'all could imagine that we occasionally have pretty strong winds during the summer even if hurricanes don't hit. I have cavendish varieties that don't shred much, but have seen SEVERAL banana plants around my area with shredded leaves. I think it's a combination of plant type and geographic area....but, I could be off by a mile.

I know goingbananas.com is nearby and has a huge variety of bananas. I sent them a pic of my tree and they were clueless!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Bloom!!



I will post again in a few weeks when we can see the bananas clearly so y'all can try and help me identify this plant. This is the same banana tree that I posted pictures of below. It is supposed to be a 'manzano'
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hey what do the fruits look like???? its been almost a month now..i missed this post untill today.
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These aren't the best photos. I forgot to clean the lens of the camera when I stepped outside in the early morning hours. I will provide more pictures if you like.





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Wow, great!
Nice to see them growing like that
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