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Old 04-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I was just wondering about the status of this beautiful banana in cultivation. Anyone grows it?

Mine recently sent out a couple of babies and I've put the largest one on Ebay for auction! I remembered some of u guys were interested in this one!

If you searched Leyte White or Musa gracilis you'll find it, or here: Musa Gracilis - Ornamental Banana Plant - Leyte White - eBay (item 220286718726 end time Oct-06-08 19:35:58 PDT)
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This is Musa gracilis.

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I will yield this one to you, if you will be bidding on this one since it is named after your GF's home island.

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Cool looking bloom!
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I was just wondering about the status of this beautiful banana in cultivation. Anyone grows it?

Mine recently sent out a couple of babies and I've put the largest one on Ebay for auction! I remembered some of u guys were interested in this one!

If you searched Leyte White or Musa gracilis you'll find it, or here: Musa Gracilis - Ornamental Banana Plant - Leyte White - eBay (item 220286718726 end time Oct-06-08 19:35:58 PDT)

Oh, this is you? I didn't bid yet because you only had a feedback score of 1, so it made me apprehensive. I will be bidding on it I imagine. Beautiful banana!
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:21 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I will yield this one to you, if you will be bidding on this one since it is named after your GF's home island.

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Thanks, Chong - you are a gentleman. I noticed that right away. I was hesitant to bid due to the feedback score of 1. But now that i know it's one of "our own" I will more than likely bid.
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wow, it looks much nicer than i expected! i thought the flowers were completly white.
can you post more pics of this musa and how does it grow in colder areas , with temperaturs of 20 degrees at day?
I have the milky way, it looks a bit like leyte white and im happy that i have the milky way
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Yep. Its very rare. I think I'm one of the only people here in Asia, and the only one in Singapore, that has it in cultivation.

I almost lost it when it first came. Its slow to start, but once it picks up, it grows quickly and throws out pups.

It is my first pup that is going up for bidding

Just joined ebay so i only have a feedback of 1. wanted to get rid of garden surplus and make some space, together with some aroids, and new spp, unidentified Zingiberales in my other listings. Don't worry, I've been sending and receiving plants from around the world as a hobby for years.........

I have tried ornata white 2 times. Never did get it to grow.... all died.

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Old 10-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yep, do bid and I would like to hear how it grows on the other side of the world!

Not to worry, i'll put up the other pups for bidding as well as they get bigger so its fair game I've got more Zingiberales up for auction this weekend. Perhaps I should put up some of my banana books as well?

It's this kind of plant that really should be up on auction... and yes, i know my price is shamefully low... hahaha... didnt think anyone would be interested. Perhaps u'd be the first on mainland USA to have it?

I'll put up some new species Thai/Vietnam and Palawan bananas in maybe a month's time. But these won't be cheap as i've paid a couple of arms and legs for these type locality specimens. All have ornamental/horticultural value, not fruiting. Stay tuned.

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does anyone know of any agricultural regulations in the USA pertaining Musa importation? Can a fruit crop genus be imported?

What i usually do is to get a phytosanitary cert issued and plants inspected by a plant health inspector - without any treatment at USD15.

Any idea? Works fine with bromeliads though.... These will be my first Musa's out!
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:59 PM   #32 (permalink)
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does anyone know of any agricultural regulations in the USA pertaining Musa importation? Can a fruit crop genus be imported?

What i usually do is to get a phytosanitary cert issued and plants inspected by a plant health inspector - without any treatment at USD15.

Any idea? Works fine with bromeliads though.... These will be my first Musa's out!
Yes, the phytosanitary certificate is mandatory, as is that the pseudobulb be cleaned, and no soil whatsoever.

Attached is a pamphlet from the USDA on APHIS Inspection Stations which gives the requirements for importation of plant materials into the USA. I posted this before, but the requirements therein are so simple but essential that they cannot be overemphasized.

I've received many plant materials from Thailand, Belize, the Philippines, etc., and except for my personally bringing them in as luggage, they have never been inspected, fortunately or unfortunately, whichever way you want to look at it. Mailed plants from Thailand with Phyto cert are not even opened. Ditto with seeds with no phyto cert. If the exporters followed proper protocol, all these plant materials will have to be addressed to the APHIS station nearest the recipient, with the recipients address inside the package, to which the APHIS station will forward the package after inspection. None of my received packages bore my Import Permit number nor the APHIS address that I sent them to send the package to.

So, depending on your sense of risk taking, and/or that of your customer, you can just send the package with a phyto cert and mail it directly to your buyer.
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Thanks for the advice chong, that's what I've been doing all this while, ie doing a phyto and mailing directly to the buyer.

Was just worried whether the plants have to be dipped in some disinfectant in my country first, or whether the genus musa can enter USA. guess i'll just get a basic phyto cert and they'll be on their way.

Many thanks!
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it looks more like zebrina to me?
the pic of ryan of the Gracilis has normal green leaves?
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Can we combine these 2 Musa Gracilis threads into one please? It will be much easier to follow in the future. Thanks!
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Well, I bought it, so it should be here in a few weeks, right Ryan?
What do the experts think should be done with it? Keep it dormant until spring? I was thinking of putting it in a bucket with sphagnum peat moss with all of the excess moisture squeezed out. Keeping it cool and dry over winter. Any other ideas? Spray it with Physan 20 to be safe???
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Well, I bought it, so it should be here in a few weeks, right Ryan?
What do the experts think should be done with it? Keep it dormant until spring? I was thinking of putting it in a bucket with sphagnum peat moss with all of the excess moisture squeezed out. Keeping it cool and dry over winter. Any other ideas? Spray it with Physan 20 to be safe???
My suggestion would be to put it in a medium size pot, in a warm, well lit room, inside, to let it form roots right away. That plant comes from the tropics. It's never heard of dormancy. Maybe next year, you might try getting it to go dormant. But for right now, you should try to get it to form roots and grow, even if it's slowly.
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That's why you are the experts! Thanks, I hadn't considered that point. Thanks Chong, and thanks to all who withheld bidding it out of my reach. I will return the favor someday.
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the milky way is still outside here but it doesnt like the wet and cold autumn here.
it came from thailand this year so maybe ill try to let it grow through the winter inside
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