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Backyard Banana Joe 07-16-2019 02:01 PM

Apple banana?
 
I have either a apple or an ice cream banana plant that is sending out a bloom. The plant is 11 feet 6 inches, and about 27 inches in circumference. Do you know which variety it is?


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hopefully that link works....:drum:

Backyard Banana Joe 07-16-2019 02:01 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
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beam2050 07-16-2019 04:13 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
congrats on the flower :08:

BUT at this time your guess will be just as good as anybodies. you will need a full cycle of pic; bananas as they emerge, complete pic of the plant, etc. all the way to when you eat one. the length of the banana itself before being eaten is necessary to identifying your plant.

pitangadiego 07-16-2019 04:33 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
I doubt it is Ice Cream. Trunk is too sleek and clean. If you bought it as an Ice Cream, there is a good possibility that it is really Misi Luki, AKA Namwah. It will be obvious soon when the fruit forms.

Yug 07-18-2019 06:45 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Apple bananas where I live are quite tall in contrast to the small fruit they make. Here you would expect to see a 15 - 20 ft p-stem.

Backyard Banana Joe 07-24-2019 10:55 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Hello all!!! Here is the update. BTW, the bananas on the first hand are 4 inches long. The ones in the second hand are 3 1/2 inches long. And the rest are 3 inches long.

NOTE THE 10 FOOT ROOF
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NOTE ANY MARKINGS THAT ARE ON APPLE BANANA TREES (plants)
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if you were wondering, those marks aren't skuffing
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In some other post, I think someone said that apple banana leaves kind of stick up straight....:drum::2723:

Akula 07-24-2019 11:23 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Looks like Namwa to me but the leaves do seem a bit more upright than my Namwas. My understanding is that Blue Java (Ice Cream) tend to lean quite a bit and yours have pretty straight pstems plus Blue Java individual fingers sorta attach directly to the peduncle and Namwa attach through a platform/pad.

I'm saying Namwa but I don't know what an Apple plant looks like.

Backyard Banana Joe 07-24-2019 11:32 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Akula, it was leaning a TINY bit, so I supported it......:08::0517::nanadrink::sumbrero:

Backyard Banana Joe 07-24-2019 11:38 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Do any of you have any idea how long it will be intill ice cream bananas take on the blueish hue?

Akula 07-24-2019 11:39 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Well, if its a Namwa you will probably have at least a 150 bananas. Your plant looks pretty healthy and has a good number of leaves for fruit development. My understanding is that Namwa ripen much faster than Apple (Manzano or Brazilian).

Akula 07-24-2019 11:41 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Backyard Banana Joe (Post 325269)
Akula, it was leaning a TINY bit, so I supported it......:08::0517::nanadrink::sumbrero:

LOL. Namwa can lean too! Take a look at my patch.

pitangadiego 07-24-2019 08:10 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
The blue color is immediate when the fruit forms. Yo0u don't have to wait for it.

Backyard Banana Joe 07-25-2019 08:21 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Will post update when all hands have formed (and it starts making male bananas):goteam::03::08::woohoonaner::woohoonaner::woohoonaner:

Backyard Banana Joe 07-27-2019 01:29 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
In some post from 2007 or 2008, someone said that there are Hawaiian apple bananas, and then there was some other apple banana variety. The way to recognize the Hawaiian apple, is that all of the petals/male bananas stick to the tail. The other apple banana didn't have any petals/male bananas on the tail. Then the bare tail, like on a icececream. And are 'java bananas REALLY that blue?:0519:

HMelendez 07-28-2019 05:17 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Backyard Banana Joe (Post 325390)
In some post from 2007 or 2008, someone said that there are Hawaiian apple bananas, and then there was some other apple banana variety. The way to recognize the Hawaiian apple, is that all of the petals/male bananas stick to the tail. The other apple banana didn't have any petals/male bananas on the tail. Here is a picture: 32d9aa16b28071ccdc71305c95ce6b1c--tropical-plants-musa. then the bare tail, like on a icecream:Blue_Bananas_On_A_Blue_Java_Banana_Plant. And are 'java bananas REALLY that blue?:0519:




As you refer to Hawaiian Apple is what it's call Musa Brazilian.....There is two Musa Brazilian Varieties.....Musa Dwarf Brazilian has persistent male flowers and bracts for a "dirty/messy" look rachis......Musa Tall Brazilian flowers and bracts falls off right away for a clean look rachis.....




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Akula 07-28-2019 10:20 AM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
In addition to the Brazilian as described by Hector above, sometimes people (probably not in Hawaii) refer to the Manzano banana as an Apple too which can create confusion. My understanding is that the Manzano does not have persisent male flowers.

Backyard Banana Joe 07-29-2019 04:12 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Hi!!!!! Me again. Is it just me, or do these Manzano/apple banana plants, from a post in 2006, called, "My fourth Apple bloom!" Look like mine? (Except for the height) Notice the black markings and upright leaves.........
other apple

my apple?

(sorry for the poor quality, ask for better pictures if you can't see well enough):drum::bananas_b:2738::2722:

Backyard Banana Joe 08-22-2019 01:07 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
Update: The bananas are kind of curling?

Favorite picture: because it makes the bunch look bigger than it is:D:ha:
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Hiding
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Had to sneak into neighbors yard:ha:
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Any thoughts?:woohoonaner:

sddarkman619 11-11-2019 04:19 PM

Re: Apple or iceceam?
 
try posting photos not link in your gmail account.

Backyard Banana Joe 11-13-2019 01:59 PM

Re: Apple?
 
Do you think I can harvest test fingers yet? Are they big enough? thanks

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