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Old 08-10-2017, 03:56 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Are you looking forward, to tasting them Richard.

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So at best you can get 3/8 day sun which is insufficient for any cultivar that would otherwise tolerate the climate. By not divulging this information you've been deceitful with other members here. I request that you stop making queries on this page until you have a viable growing environment. As to what that is ... here is a guide:
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I never hid the fact that I was growing at an apt balcony. Also, I've been cordial with you on this message board and you have downright attacked me for no reason. I am dumbfounded. I don't deserve your treatment and I also wasn't every "complaining." I responded to your questions only to be attacked.
Any other member or moderator who sees this thread will see that you're the one who has unfairly treated me.

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I had no idea what he was ranting about. Seemed out of line. Tons of people grow in pots. When I lived at the trailer park I grew in the woods. We grow banana plants all the time in Florida in the shade. Sucrier, ornata, and dwarf Brazilian growing in the shade right now.
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I just don't understand. I thought we were having a normal "conversation" on the thread about growing bananas and then he comes at me saying I misled users by not saying I'm in an apartment and that I'm complaining.
It's unfortunate this happened. I've been visiting bananas.org since the mid 2000s, I've only been treated well on this forum until today.

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Are you looking forward, to tasting them Richard.
The fingers of the first hand are now ripe enough to eat. The inner core is a little firm while the rest softer. They are not as fruity tasting as say, Manzano but otherwise what you wish a "Chiquita" would taste like.
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In the prior decade, I grew and fruited Dwarf Cavendish several times in the ground in western Rancho Peñasquitos USDA zone 9b near Black Mountain middle school.



Pisang Ceylon blooms consistently at a pstem height of 7' for me.
It probably depends on the environment. I have just measured my two fruiting plants because of this discussion. Both have fruit bunches at 14' growing.
The Pisang Ceylon mat inland at my horse barn has two plants between 9' and 11' and still no inflorescence
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Gros Michael, about 6pm this evening.

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Gros Michael, about 6pm this evening.

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Here's some characteristics of the banana I'm growing labeled "Pisang Ceylon":

I'm growing it in zone 10b San Diego county California, where our highest humidity is when it's cool and our lowest humidity (sometimes < 10%) is when it's hot.

It fruits at a pstem height of 7 feet.

The time of harvest is typically mid-summer. At that time I'll also have a single 3' to 4' pup (due to thinning) which will be next year's crop.

The plant appears to be as "cool tolerant" as Namwa.

The average fruit is about 4 inches long and 1 inch at the largest diameter.

The flesh has an orangish hue. It is sweet, but also has slight sub-acid flavor with something like nectarine overtones.

Here's two pictures, one of the stalk with fruit bud and the other during flowering and fruiting.



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Today I planted this Sugarloaf Pineapple I received from Anke in one of my banana beds.

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Richard, how far do you have those pipes sunk into the ground? The GM that isn't fruiting is definitely leaning away from the one that is (right over my yang mei graft which I do not want to lose) so I should probably hook up something similar to keep it upright-ish.
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Richard, how far do you have those pipes sunk into the ground? The GM that isn't fruiting is definitely leaning away from the one that is (right over my yang mei graft which I do not want to lose) so I should probably hook up something similar to keep it upright-ish.
There's 2 levels of cement-filled 6"W x 8"H x 16" long cinder blocks around the banana bed planters -- one below ground level and the other above. So those polls are implanted 16" in cement.
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Hmm, another project. Unfortunately the area where I would have to bury that cinder block is beneath my fig tree or the other Gros Michel. I wonder if the city would mind my tying into their incense cedar?
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