Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Cold Hardy Bananas
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Cold Hardy Bananas This forum is dedicated to the discussion of bananas that are able to grow and thrive in cold areas. You'll find lots of tips and discussions about keeping your bananas over the winter.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Nanner Noob
 
Aranon's Avatar
 
Location: Nebraska
Zone: 5
Name: Rodney
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 22
BananaBucks : 10,620
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 8 Times
Was Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Musa basjoo not coming back

So I planted a few Musa Basjoo plants in the yard last year and they grew fairly well over the summer. When winter hit it killed the leaves so I cut the plants back and covered them with a planter pot, and a trash bag full of leaves, then built a metal cage around them and put even more leaves in. Should have been the perfect protection but to this day they have not come back, the pstem I left above ground rotted as I expected but nothing came up from the corm. I am fairly disappointed. I keep going outside hoping to see some new growth even if it is too late in the summer but still nothing..

Any idea as to what happened? Granted last summer they weren't 10 feet tall plants but they had plenty of pups. I'm in Nebraska so we get cold winters but they had good protection from the cold.
Aranon is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Aranon
Said thanks:

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 07-22-2014, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Relaxin Under the Nanners
 
Hammocked Banana's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, ON and Peterborough, ON
Zone: 6a and 5a respectively
Name: Brady
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 957
BananaBucks : 33,619
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,170 Times
Was Thanked 1,151 Times in 552 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 30 Times
Default Re: Musa basjoo not coming back

Just way too cold last winter. Your protection seemes great. Did you keep it all dry? Many members here are feeling the pain after this winter, myself included. I lost 3 mats.
Hammocked Banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Hammocked Banana
Said thanks:
Old 07-23-2014, 08:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
BananaBucks : 5,250
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 31 Times
Was Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Musa basjoo not coming back

Hello! I live in southeastern Michigan and as many places had gotten record cold temps. I grow the Musa Basjoo and have for ten years. They are planted in the ground and when it comes late fall I cut them down and cover them with about three feet of wood chips! This seems to be the winter coat they need to survive the winters here!
billlearjet is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To billlearjet
Old 07-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Location: Anderson, Indiana
Zone: 5-6
Name: Tim
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 222
BananaBucks : 12,367
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 66 Times
Was Thanked 146 Times in 93 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 154 Times
Default Re: Musa basjoo not coming back

Here in east central Indiana I lost all my Basjoos planted in the ground. One was over three years old. I used leaves too (for the first time / for the last time). I'll either dig the new ones up or use tons of mulch. Good luck.
designshark is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To designshark
Old 07-29-2014, 02:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 41
BananaBucks : 6,273
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 23 Times
Was Thanked 23 Times in 14 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 4 Times
Default Re: Musa basjoo not coming back

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aranon View Post
So I planted a few Musa Basjoo plants in the yard last year and they grew fairly well over the summer. When winter hit it killed the leaves so I cut the plants back and covered them with a planter pot, and a trash bag full of leaves, then built a metal cage around them and put even more leaves in. Should have been the perfect protection but to this day they have not come back, the pstem I left above ground rotted as I expected but nothing came up from the corm. I am fairly disappointed. I keep going outside hoping to see some new growth even if it is too late in the summer but still nothing..

Any idea as to what happened? Granted last summer they weren't 10 feet tall plants but they had plenty of pups. I'm in Nebraska so we get cold winters but they had good protection from the cold.
Last winter was the coldest I have seen in Kansas in years. I suspect that even with protection it was too cold.

I wouldn't know as the power company killed mine a couple of years ago: I am thinking of getting more. We changed the right of way and my basjoo was where they parked their trucks that summer.

Last edited by Terri : 07-29-2014 at 02:54 PM.
Terri is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Terri
Sponsors

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coming back from the dead :) pmurphy Cold Hardy Bananas 3 05-29-2014 12:34 AM
Coming back strong Nicolas Naranja Main Banana Discussion 8 04-24-2011 12:07 PM
Bananas Are Coming Back Dean W. Main Banana Discussion 5 05-07-2009 10:30 PM
Musa Mannii coming back Steve in France Main Banana Discussion 2 05-03-2008 12:29 PM
Mother of seeds coming back!!! Randy4ut Cold Hardy Bananas 12 04-14-2008 09:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.