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Old 09-15-2018, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 3 months flower to harvest cavendish

This guy is claiming on facebook these cavendish only took 3 months. Thoughts? I feel like maybe I have been sleeping in a cave somewhere.

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"Chuck Ellison: 3 months for cavendish... the skin will still be green. They'll be yellow then in a week after cutting"

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Old 09-15-2018, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Here is another where he says 3 months.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C684K4hafEk
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: 3 months flower to harvest cavendish

Wow. Watching that made my heart hurt... Seeing those hit the ground like that.
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Default Re: 3 months flower to harvest cavendish

I saw that post. I thought they took longer, but I'm a newbie so I don't know for sure.
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Default Re: 3 months flower to harvest cavendish

I've had 7 bunches ripen and they averaged around 6 months I think I had 2 ripen in 5 months, right now there two hanging, I took off the bottom hand and I am feeding both a lot of potassium. The first ones hands are starting to get thicker on the top hands so maybe I'll get it to fill a little shorter time? But maybe in the tropics it would be 3 months?

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I remember reading that for commercial banana production in the tropics the bunches were usually harvested after only 13 weeks which is close to three months. I do not remember the source of this information and keep in mind this is for banana cultivation in the tropics.
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Now I promise to start treating my cavendish better.
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