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Old 06-02-2013, 11:14 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I can tell when a flower is coming I feel it in my bones.

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This is one of those myths that seems to keep getting repeated, but never with any photos.

If this was true, don't ya think there would be at least one photo somewhere.

The Pre Flag Leaf will be out and the Flag Leaf will probably be showing before you'll notice any swelling, but the swelling and the bloom is a good way of confirming the Pre Flag & Flag Leaves.
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Mitchel has posted at least one good photo of this -- and didn't you, too ("stretch marks"). You just stated it wasn't a myth -- in your third paragraph. True, it's only noticeable just before the bloom is about to emerge.


The fact that the top of the pseudostem swells during bud emergence is normal.

The myth is when someone implies it to be a useful indicator. If someone is unable to notice the Pre Flag or Flag Leaf, they're probably not going to notice the swelling. Most experienced growers will notice the Flags days earlier and pay no attention to any swelling.

In the photo you mentioned, the Pre Flag was clearly visible well in advance of any swelling.

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This photo is actually more relevant.

This is one of the larger Rhino Horns I've grown and I inspected it closely before transplanting and if I knew it was less than 100 hours away from bud emergence I would have just cut it down instead of moving it.

At the time, I did not know the Cigar Leaf was also the Pre Flag Leaf. This will most likely be a monster of a bud, but there was no apparent swelling.

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This one is leaning a bit.. she'll pop a flower before long.. :^)
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Congrats with the Cali Gold, but wow that Raja Puri in the back is crazy tiny!!
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The Raja Puri mother rotted in place, and I have 3 Monster pups of 6.. :^)
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like a pre lunch or something?
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like a pre lunch or something?
More like a premonition I'm going to have Banana's soon.. :^)
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Hi Friends,

My Cali. Gold of today in a 60L(16gal) plastic container. It began to flower
only in 36 months after the pup plantation and produces 4 hands of banana
of which total fingers are only 32. Unprolific indeed?!




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Old 09-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My Cali. Gold of today in a 60L(16gal) plastic container. It began to flower
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Caligold is an Orinoco type. They are not known for being large producers.
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She's singing you can't see this.. lol I'm going to have to rope her off so I don't have banana splits on the fence.. :^)
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