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Old 11-14-2017, 10:36 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I just took this pic this morning. From underneath is the only clear shot on account of all the leaves. It's leaning some compared to yesterday. It's ready to drop and pop. Can't wait.



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Congrats my friend!....Finally, it's flowering!....It's normal for SH-3640 to lean!....Last year, I harvested a SH-3640 High Noon MASSIVE bunch!...SH-3640 fingers were in the plantain size league!.....Huge 'Nana fingers!....The SH-3640 plant was holding the bunch without any problems, any prop or brace!....
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For this specimen, the pseudo-stem height at budding is about 4’ 10".



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For this specimen, the pseudo-stem height at budding is about 4’ 10".



Interesting. Thanks for posting.
Out of curiosity I have just measured mine (the mat your plant originated from). It has a fruit bunch developing at 8'. The mat next to it has one plant I was hoping to get an inflorescence this summer, but it is already 8.5' tall and not even a flag leaf yet.
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Interesting ...
I remember being at your house the first time yours fruited. It seems to me it was about 4.5' ... or was that something else?
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Richard, crazy banana;



The last three blooming SH-3640 High Noon ‘Nana plants that I lost during Hurricane Irma, they were approx. 10 ft. tall!....Currently, most of my six SH-3640 are approx. 8 ft. tall and they still growing!....
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I remember being at your house the first time yours fruited. It seems to me it was about 4.5' ... or was that something else?
Must have been something else. The SH 3640 grows down by the street, so anything flowering below 6' or 7' would never end up in our kitchen. People would just help themselves
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Must have been something else. The SH 3640 grows down by the street, so anything flowering below 6' or 7' would never end up in our kitchen. People would just help themselves
Yes, I remember it growing inside the fence next to the sidewalk. You had receive the pup earlier that year and were surprised it was blooming so soon. I also remember your concern with fruit theft.
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I will have to measure mine. I forgot to do that. I am six feet tall and cannot reach the bud with my fingers. I would guess around 8 ft or so. Unfortunately I noticed yesterday it looks like the stinking nematodes may have found the 3640... The pups are all showing signs of the "Umbrella effect" I was hoping it was just very resistant. I did, however put some of the Mykos on them today. I hope it is helpful.
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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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Default Re: Tales of SH-3640's

I am also growing the SH-3640 and should be the same as Hector's plant. It will be interesting to see at what height my plant fruits with my completely different growing conditions.

Richard- your plant flowering at such a short height must be a freak anomaly for what ever reason. Now if your Rattoon blooms and fruits at that short height people will want to know how you did it. I hope your bunch turns out great!
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For readers who have recently joined this thread, I recommend starting at the beginning for context.
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Default Re: Tales of SH-3640's

I don't know what you have but it looks to me like you have something completely different than the other guys who have 3640 based on the photos and information provided.
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