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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.


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Old 03-23-2009, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Musa yunnanensis and Musa itinerans var. itinerans are returning

After a very cold, true zone 7a winter, I was a little bit amazed to see these two Musa returning this early. Heck, I was amazed to see Musa yunannensis returning at all! Not sure why, but this one just continues to amaze me. I notice it first, then decided to go digging around in the itinerans mat.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Musa yunnanensis and Musa itinerans var. itinerans are returning

Frank,

Congrats on you var. itinerans making it through the winter.

If memory serves me correctly, you told me you think that is what I have. I overwintered mine in a pot and moved it in and out of the garage as temps dictated this winter and at all times it kept at least one green leaf. I still have it in a pot and it has been outside continuously for well over a month now. I will likely keep it in its pot as it really seems to like to run. I really need it in a bigger pot as I just put it in a 3 gallon for overwintering purposes.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks very promising Frank!
Do you remember what the source of these plants were for you?
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Frank, this is inspiring for all us cold weather growers.
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