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Old 10-29-2009, 04:27 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I have 2 Ae Ae's I bought off ebay in March. I am zone 6. So far they are doing okay. I paid $150 each. Now lets see if 8 months of Fall and Winter and early Spring inside will have them survive. I found spider mite so far and have sprayed them. Good thing I had that on hand. I do not over water them while they are inside. And they are in a west window. We do not have a lot of sunny days here in winter. I also mist them about every day. If they die I will not try this again. It was my 28th anniversary present.
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I have seen many posts over the years predicting a precipitous drop in Ae Ae prices, personally I do not see this happening anytime soon. Some of the posts compare Ae Ae’s to Musella Lasiocarpa or Basjoo. This plant is different than Basjoo, Siam Ruby or Musella lasiocarpa, all of which have sold for very high price at one time or another, in that it has maintained this rarity and been priced very high (in relation to other bananas at the time) for over 25 years (to my recollection...most likely longer as this is when it first appeared on my radar).

Some posts have stated that there are groves of these bananas in Hawaii and that they are available for $10.

I have been to many of the large public gardens and many smaller gardens in Hawaii and the only garden I saw Ae Ae’s at was Waimea Falls on the North Shore of Hawaii and they were in a secured area behind a fence.

Where in Hawaii are there groves of this plant?

If I ever see a grove of Ae Ae's I am taking a picture so fast...

What nursery sells them for $10??

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This banana is rare even in Hawaii.

This is evidenced by the fact that someone broke in to the Maui Nui Botanical Garden and stole some of them:

Rare Hawaiian banana plants stolen from garden
By LILA FUJIMOTO, Staff Writer
POSTED: September 13, 2006

KAHULUI – After losing about $1,000 in landscaping tools and supplies during break-ins over the Labor Day weekend, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens was hoping Tuesday to get back a half-dozen rare native Hawaiian banana plants.

The keiki plants of the manini variety, which has green-and-white striped leaves and fruit, were dug up from the garden at Keopuolani Park during the first break-in on Sept. 4, said Executive Director Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond.

After spreading the word about the thefts, she said she learned Tuesday that someone had sold similar plants to a local business. She spoke with a Maui police officer who planned to investigate further and recover the plants Tuesday afternoon.

“They are just so ornamental. People just go crazy over it,” Schattenburg-Raymond said. “They are the Hawaiian variety, which makes it even more interesting. It was reserved for alii.

The garden had offered limited quantities of the banana plants for sale for the past three years, Schattenburg-Raymond said. She estimated the thefts had set back the sale production for two years.

The plants are difficult to grow, with some plants not surviving and others turning albino or all green, she said.

“What we’re trying to do is preserve these rare Hawaiian plants,” she said. “Even though we’re trying to make these available, people are stealing them.”

Because the rare and valuable banana variety was targeted, along with hand tools and pesticides, Schattenburg-Raymond said she suspects the thief was someone familiar with the garden and involved in the landscaping industry.

Also taken during the first break-in were five 70-pound bales of Sunshine No. 4 potting mix, some large pots and a large container of Roundup herbicide.

The following night, thieves broke through the doors of the garden pesticide shed and the tool shed, damaging the security gates, and stealing herbicide and pesticides, a drill, a new LL Bean camouflage wind-up radio and a wagon. An alarm at the gardens went off at 3 a.m.

Some of the stolen items were found in the wagon in bushes near Keopuolani Park and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center the next day, Schattenburg-Raymond said.

She said she has heard about other thefts of plants taken from homeowners as well as businesses.

Anyone with information on the break-ins and thefts is asked to call Maui Nui Botanical Gardens at 249-2798 or Maui police at 244-6400.

Lila Fujimoto can be reached at lfujimoto@mauinews.com.

Rare Hawaiian banana plants stolen from garden - Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor's Information - The Maui News

The nurseries that grow these bananas know the value.

I have contacted several Hawaiian nurseries that advertise them ($125 to $175 over the last 20 years and they rarely if ever have stock and when they put me on the wait list I never heard from them again. In 1994 I purchase an Ae Ae ($150 or so..can’t quite recall) from Pacific Tree Farm just outside of San Diego (it met a dire end from my dog). In 1995 I purchased an Ae Ae from Gong Bananas ($150 or so can’t quite recall). At the time they had a nice planting in a raised bed; they have since removed the Ae Ae from their catalog and reduced their planting to one large matte. In speaking with Don Chafin he has said that they are just too difficult to grow and that many of the pups turned green. Don actually gave me a green Ae Ae that I potted up and amazingly it went variegated. In 1998 I made a trip to San Diego and visited the only two nurseries that I knew of that currently or had stocked Ae Ae, Pacific Tree Farm and Exotica. All of the Pacific Tree Farm’s bananas were in pots, they had just one Ae Ae matte growing in a single pot. The person I spoke with said that they did better in the pots due to the poor drainage of the soil where the nursery was located (California clay). Exotica did not have any Ae Ae’s. Yes I know this was a loooonnng time ago and there are other Southern California nurseries that offer them (kudos to Andrew for his awesome fund!); they are just not commonly for sale at nurseries (California, Hawaii or Florida).

Going Bananas Ae Ae matte (April 2008).

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Going Bananas Raised Ae Ae bed (Fall 1994)
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My first Ae Ae pup

Going Bananas Homestead, FL Fall 1994
Going Bananas had a raised bed with Ae Ae's. They actually still had them in their catalog with a manageable wait list (about a tenth of the size of today's Viente Cohol list). Each pup was labeled with nursery tape with the future owner's name on it.
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Ironically all of the Ae Ae’s I have purchased (three) died. I have had the most success with the two that were given to me. The green one Don gave me eventually died (it made it through several generations over six years the last plant had bananas and no pups). The one I am currently growing I need to return a pup (or two/three) to the member that passed it on to me and hopefully one day participate in the expansion of the plant within board membership.

I hope the board members’ successes continue (come on Richard and JNS!!) and that every board member that wants to grow one has the opportunity to. I just do not see this banana becoming readily available in large quantities (at any price) anytime soon.

Thanks to all the great tips (Richard, Nanaman, JNS and others) that I have recently read on the board I am hoping to improve my plants and expand the planting of this great plant.
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If I'm ever able to coax life out of an A'ea'e, I'll be mailing out the pups for a sum dramatically less than that discussed in this thread.

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My Manini Should arrive this Tuesday Cant wait to observe its growing habit, I will be putting it up against the NE winter to see how it does, Once i harvest a few pups from the mother plant, Will be planted in the front of my property .

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My Manini Should arrive this Tuesday Cant wait to observe its growing habit, I will be putting it up against the NE winter to see how it does, Once i harvest a few pups from the mother plant, Will be planted in the front of my property .

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Monday is Labor Day and no packages are being delivered.

When is mine coming??
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Monday is Labor Day and no packages are being delivered.

When is mine coming??
I thought I was going to the beach after meeting with some government officials on Monday now it's a Day of Labor, and Tuesday is beach day.

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PR Giants....looks like you have some competition on your Island:

Two Hawaiian Variegated Banana Plants - Very Rare & Beautiful tree
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Two Hawaiian Variegated Banana Plants - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

or a Single for: Price:US $124.99
A'ea'e Hawaiian Variegated & Kokopo Banana Plant - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

These are the only listings currently on EBay...looks like we will have to wait a while for the big price drop.
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Two Hawaiian Variegated Banana Plants - Very Rare & Beautiful tree
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Two Hawaiian Variegated Banana Plants - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

or a Single for: Price:US $124.99
A'ea'e Hawaiian Variegated & Kokopo Banana Plant - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

These are the only listings currently on EBay...looks like we will have to wait a while for the big price drop.
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Chris, great eBay find... Thanks for Sharing


I don't even try to compete with those Manini Mutts. Ever since that Hairy Hawaiian took over on January 10, 2015 they've been running a 24/7/365 operation. They have a crew of a few dozen, all equipped with 4-PawDrive making that steep mountain work seem like play time. Every night they dig up hundreds of dem variegated naners and then spend all day haulin'em away.

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Just emerged from the jungle a few minutes ago.

Possible Hairy Hawaiian Goldfinger or Fudd's Wabbit.








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Two Hawaiian Variegated Banana Plants - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

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A'ea'e Hawaiian Variegated & Kokopo Banana Plant - Very Rare & Beautiful tree

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I don't even try to compete with those Manini Mutts. Ever since that Hairy Hawaiian took over on January 10, 2015 they've been running a 24/7/365 operation. They have a crew of a few dozen, all equipped with 4-PawDrive making that steep mountain work seem like play time. Every night they dig up hundreds of dem variegated naners and then spend all day haulin'em away.



Ha ha..too funny....you have certainly expanded the member population growing Ae Ae....we are all grateful for the time and effort you put in to the board and the favorable pricing to members!!

And you are a dog lover!

All of our plants are inspected!

You can see Hector "K4YD" (from PR) holding a Dwarf Brazilian corm and the banana inspectors!

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Ha ha..too funny....

And you are a dog lover!
Most of what I wrote was serious and the Manini Mountain Sanctuary 4 Mutts wasn't by design.

Puerto Rico has a huge Sato problem and the Government is issuing steep fines for dumping dogs in public, so folks try to avoid detection by dumping them up in the mountains.

The little guy on the left was dumped about a month ago in the middle of the night and just kept crying.(why do people slam their doors after illegal dumping?) Lucky for him, he was a leg lifter and gained immediate entrance. Come to find out in the morning the lifter was dumped with 4 squatters that have not gained entrance and are still on the street.

The pup on the right was part of a 3 pack a few months ago (2 lifters & 1 squatter). I didn't want to leave the squatter solo, so all 3 were denied entrance. They circled the farm for about a month before deciding on the Patrick Henry strategy.




Below, is the squatter of that 3 pack. vb probably thinks it's an Orinoco pup because of the $95 worth of stitches it took to fix'it.

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Congratulations on your first bunch!

Your plant isn't Namwah. That "stitching" (the tan cracks/lines on the fruit peel) is very typical of Orinoco and close relatives, but this bunch doesn't perfectly fit Orinoco to my eye. I'm not sure what you have.
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It definitely is sad and no one person will ever make a difference.

In Puerto Rico, most consider feral dogs like rats.

Lucky, the little puppy was playing with his 4 siblings on the road, it was his first time on the road and he got run over by the first car.

Anyway, here is the third of this last 3 pack.

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There were a few inquiries about Lucky, so here's an update.

Lucky got his name after the car encounter, and he obviously had the crap knocked out of him. Fortunately the driver was only able to accelerate up to 35 or 40 and by aiming for a center strike was unable to get a tire on the little guy. He went for quite a ride before sliding under the car and bouncing a few times.

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