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Old 04-23-2016, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This is my second season with my dwarf cavendish and first time over wintering. I left about 18 inches of the stem and covered it with leaves and a garbage can. When i uncovered it about a week ago the outside of the stem was ok but the center was mushy. I kept cutting it lower and lower till I ended up at the ground and still had mush in the center. Today I pulled the corn out of the ground which to my surprise was the size of a football. I went to cut the remaining stem off and by mistake cut into the top of the corn. The corn was solid and white and looked good but i wanted to know if I just killed it by cutting the top of the corn off?
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Been there done that. Probably fine. I get pieces of dwarf cavendish growing that should never grow. Mu dwarf cavendish is my most cold sensitive yet hardiest over all.
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Plant it and you'll see. Maybe it's going to send a few pups...
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is my second season with my dwarf cavendish and first time over wintering. I left about 18 inches of the stem and covered it with leaves and a garbage can. When i uncovered it about a week ago the outside of the stem was ok but the center was mushy. I kept cutting it lower and lower till I ended up at the ground and still had mush in the center. Today I pulled the corn out of the ground which to my surprise was the size of a football. I went to cut the remaining stem off and by mistake cut into the top of the corn. The corn was solid and white and looked good but i wanted to know if I just killed it by cutting the top of the corn off?
If you only knew .....what you can get away with these plants.... this is cool because your doing it right now....you are learning.

I have some drying outside on the hot lawn...... still good.....too tired to plant them....leaves all dehydrated and stuff....
your good.
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Chop that corm up into six pieces, plant them and you will probably end up six banana
plants, same as with potatoes.






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