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Old 08-04-2012, 07:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So, I am in USDA zone 8b with minimum temperatures -9C (15.8 degrees).
I am growing -Musa basjoo
-Ensete ventricosum
-E. maurelli
-Musa Ice Cream

-And I am wondering which of this bananas can go up to 15.8 degrees with good protection? And can someone tell me if this bananas can be grown in 8b:
Musa yunnanensis
Musa sikkimensis
Musa velutina
Musa Helens hybrid
Musa glaucum


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Old 08-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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So, I am in USDA zone 8b with minimum temperatures -9C (15.8 degrees).
I am growing -Musa basjoo
-Ensete ventricosum
-E. maurelli
-Musa Ice Cream

-And I am wondering which of this bananas can go up to 15.8 degrees with good protection? And can someone tell me if this bananas can be grown in 8b:
Musa yunnanensis
Musa sikkimensis
Musa velutina
Musa Helens hybrid
Musa glaucum


If someone has more advices, please write
Hi Edi,

I don't know..... but...... I would like to see pictures of your Ice cream.
Where did you get it ?

Thanks,

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In the ground outside :
- Dwarf Brazilian
- Tall orinoco
- Rajapuri
- Manzano
- Tall namwah aka "US-ice cream"
- Dwarf orinoco.

Waiting to be planted :
- Goldfinger
- Mysore
- Pisang mas
- "Figue family"
- Dwarf namwah.

Just for fun in pots :
- Basjoo
-Sikkimensis red tiger
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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No problem, if that can help.


I bought it from a good source of bananas from this forum
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No problem, if that can help.


I bought it from a good source of bananas from this forum
Thanks Edi for this picture.

Do you remember you gave me an advice about my frozen small single Orinoco ?

I will post very soon a picture of "the plant"....better say of "the mat" because it is so huge and has so much offsets now that I cannot recognize it !

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In the ground outside :
- Dwarf Brazilian
- Tall orinoco
- Rajapuri
- Manzano
- Tall namwah aka "US-ice cream"
- Dwarf orinoco.

Waiting to be planted :
- Goldfinger
- Mysore
- Pisang mas
- "Figue family"
- Dwarf namwah.

Just for fun in pots :
- Basjoo
-Sikkimensis red tiger
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Ooooh! Yeah, I remember! The 'neighbour' by the sea
Glad to see that she is feeling good!
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