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Species Bananas Discussions of all the different wild species of banana (non edible), an aspect of the hobby that deserves its own section.


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Old 04-13-2007, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cold Tolerance of M. Textiles (Abaca)?

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with M. Textiles (Abaca) and its cold tolerance? I would appreciate any info the group can offer.

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Cold Tolerance of M. Textiles (Abaca)?

I don't know about the cold hardiness of true M. textilis (I would think it nothing special being as it is not from any extremes in altitude naturally). However, every "M. textilis" I have seen in the U.S. is not M. textilis, it appears rather to be a M. balbisiana hybrid, it may be the canton hybrid though (M. balbisiana x M. textilis, a very unusual cross considering the cross sectional nature of it, but they do exist). I have pictures I can post later today of this plant. This hybrid could be hardier than M. textilis I suppose.
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That's a biggun! Where was that pic taken, Gabe, and is it the real deal or a hybrid? Thanks for posting it.
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Default Re: Cold Tolerance of M. Textiles (Abaca)?

Those pictures are of a M. balbisiana form or hybrid that is labled as M. textilis, this is the same plant Going Bananas sells as M. textilis. They were taken at the National Botanic Gardens in Washington DC. They were very large plants, easily 20ft+ and about 1.5ft at the base.
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Trebrown is going to be offering seeds in the future for the Tawainese form of Musa textilis, I forget the name it is given.
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Trebrown is going to be offering seeds in the future for the Tawainese form of Musa textilis, I forget the name it is given.
Did Trebrown ever offer these seeds? Did you get any of them?
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