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Old 08-31-2017, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool not a gros michel

from florida hills nursery. it was supposed to be a gros Michel but its not. no red stains on top of the leaves. finely see some red under the leaves. just figure i'd start the post. but right now a guess might be interesting.

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Old 08-31-2017, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Other than no wine stains, it looks like something from the Cavendish subgroup...Does Gros Michel ALWAYS have wine staining?
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Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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Other than no wine stains, it looks like something from the Cavendish subgroup...Does Gros Michel ALWAYS have wine staining?
yes according to things I have read and some questions I have asked.

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Default Re: not a gros michel

The staining is dependent on conditions and age of the plant, its not really a solid diagnostic trait. In opinion it looks reasonable for Gros Michel as evidenced by the distinct red band on the petiole margin.
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The staining is dependent on conditions and age of the plant, its not really a solid diagnostic trait. In opinion it looks reasonable for Gros Michel as evidenced by the distinct red band on the petiole margin.
thankyou. they were tcs that I bought in January I think. we'll narrow it down when it fruits.

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I agree. Looks a lot like my Highgates. Did it never have wine stains? Even as a small TC? My pups never show wine stains. My Williams pups never show them either.
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I agree. Looks a lot like my Highgates. Did it never have wine stains? Even as a small TC? My pups never show wine stains. My Williams pups never show them either.
no wine stains ever. this is the first sign of any color but green.
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I asked because it looks a lot like GM, but without the wine stains. Mine had some, but not really pronounced like a Cav is.
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Awesome Beam! Hope you have the real thing! It looks pretty good so far from here. I am truly blown away how well my highgate grew this year! Most cavs can really suck up a lot of fertalizer compared to other types of Musa. Makes them grow like rockets. Hoping mine flowers this year. Good chance it may. I will keep you updated if it does!! Could end up being a fruiter in our zone, if we could overwinter a large pup in ground.
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Awesome Beam! Hope you have the real thing! It looks pretty good so far from here. I am truly blown away how well my highgate grew this year! Most cavs can really suck up a lot of fertalizer compared to other types of Musa. Makes them grow like rockets. Hoping mine flowers this year. Good chance it may. I will keep you updated if it does!! Could end up being a fruiter in our zone, if we could overwinter a large pup in ground.
yes thank you. my whole yard is about finding out what will survive the winter. and then what I have to do for the winter after that.
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