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Old 09-09-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased what was supposed to be a manzano banana plant from banana tree.com. Later, most who saw it did not recognize it as manzano.. Also, I tried contacting the company and got no response.

Now it is in bloom.. and it does look like it is manzano(by the size). However, I am not sure and won't be until I've tasted them. Can anyone help me identify it?

Sorry about the poor quality of the photos. I don't have a ladder at the moment, so I can't get up high enough to get a good shot. The fruiting plant is at least 32" around at the base.. and is between 15-20ft tall.

Here is the tree just as it started to bloom...(one week ago more or less)


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Old 09-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the way the leaves stand up i would say its Manzano i got one form greenearth.com im no expert but it does look like my apple plant it 7 foot tall and the leaves stand straight up and i think thats cool.
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supermario,
My Manzano plants will usually fruit at about 12ft Pstem.Pics can be deceiving but the fruit and flowers appear to be from a Manzano.When you say 15-20,do you mean P stem?
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My Manzano plants will usually fruit at about 12ft Pstem.Pics can be deceiving but the fruit and flowers appear to be from a Manzano.When you say 15-20,do you mean P stem?
Yes I mean the Pstem. I got the measuring tape out and it is indeed a little bit over 12ft tall. I was way off on the 15-20ft estimate. Sorry.

Im hoping they are manzanos since I prefer them over cavendish varieties. I sure wish I had gotten into bananas before... I would have had at least 10 different varieties. Oh well.

Quick question... I noticed your in Miami, FL as well. Where did you get your manzano plant from? I searched every local nursery I could find... but had to resort to purchasing it online.
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Yes I mean the Pstem. I got the measuring tape out and it is indeed a little bit over 12ft tall. I was way off on the 15-20ft estimate. Sorry.

Im hoping they are manzanos since I prefer them over cavendish varieties. I sure wish I had gotten into bananas before... I would have had at least 10 different varieties. Oh well.

Quick question... I noticed your in Miami, FL as well. Where did you get your manzano plant from? I searched every local nursery I could find... but had to resort to purchasing it online.
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I also prefer a Manzano over any other Banana fruit .They have a unique, tangy-sweet taste. Much less bland than our common Cavendish type.Some eat them a little bit less brown if you like the tart flavor, but you must wait beyond brown – until the skin is black – for the highest sugar content ,which will give you a fabulous, multi-dimensional bite.
The Manzano variety is not grown here any more,They are Susceptible to Panama Disease.Anyways,your plant is looking good
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