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Old 10-16-2018, 11:07 PM   #101 (permalink)
 
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The parents of Thing Two (the second of the Gros Michel plants from SDarkman) are proud to announce the birth of her (his? its?) babies.
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For some bizarre reason they began ripening erratically throughout the bunch this week, so I removed the supports today and let the whole thing slowly lower itself into my arms. Some of the ripe ones on the bottom inevitably got a little squished but given that the bunch formed mid January it seemed a normal 9-month gestation. One of the pups is already 15' high and I expect great things from it.
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For some bizarre reason they began ripening erratically throughout the bunch this week ...
I've had that happen before.
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Nice!! Great picture! Looking good!
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Oh, that is beautiful! Thanks for posting it.
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Wow, that really is a beautiful photo! Well done on all your plants and flowers!
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mutant SH-3640 bud at dusk

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Even though you got your plant from my mat, your inflorescence looks different than mine. I currently have two fruit bunches of those as well. It sure is a weird mutant and finally has to go. I am grateful to say that it will be an easy task since I have the real deal now thanks to our generous member Hector.
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Even though you got your plant from my mat, your inflorescence looks different than mine. I currently have two fruit bunches of those as well. It sure is a weird mutant and finally has to go. I am grateful to say that it will be an easy task since I have the real deal now thanks to our generous member Hector.


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Like Mike (cincinnana) says just "grow it like you stole it!"......LOL!......





Lol. I am working on it. It has not grown any new leaves yet. Will send you a PM later this week.
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Looking Fantastic Richard! Great pictures! Keep them coming!
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March of the Male Flowers!!

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Read your post about corm pruning, any good videos on this anywhere? Curious as I grow my nanners in a limited area and would be great to keep better control of my matts.
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I don't think a video is needed. When you harvest a bunch from a pstem, then you cut the stalk to its base. Afterwards you bring a spade shovel (that has a "lip" for your foot) along with a sledge hammer. Push the shovel down all the way to soil level all the way around the spent corm -- using the sledge hammer when necessary to get penetration. I take this same approach to removing pups. After a few cycles you'll be an expert.

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Thanks for the reply. I usually pull pups that same way or with my pry bar. But when harvested past bunches just cut the old plant down to ground and let it just rot away. Never thought of cutting out those pieces of corm under it.
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Yesterday I trimmed the “heart” (remainder of peduncle) off the Namwa bunch.

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Whatta nice looking bunch o' nanas!
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