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Old 01-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Would love to see it but don't think I'll be buying it at $80
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just ordered it and looking forward to it. Since I live in Hawaii it's probably more relevant to me than most.
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That's funny. It was out of stock when I ordered yesterday.
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Apparently the first printing was defective and they're waiting for confirmation the 2nd printing is ok before they actually ship any out.
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I have a copy and the book is wonderful, well worth the price.
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Got my official backorder notice today.
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Just got the book. Wow! It is really amazing, beautiful, and comprehensive. I want to take a week off to absorb it. Well worth the price, especially for those of us growing bananas in Hawaii.
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1900 color illistrations is not cheap. Might buy it to remind me of the time I spent on the Big Island with Longs/CVS
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Is this for a limited time? I want to get it I just don't have time to read it right now.
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Mine just arrived today. It is huge.
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Saw it yesterday night...beautiful book. I also don't know whether I'll be buying it if it is $80.

Our fruit society has a copy available (the one I saw) so I will probably pore over that copy there.
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Just got my bookits one hell of a book,wasn't cheap either shipping to the UK.Interesting to find that silver bluggoe is a different variety from ice cream.

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Yeah, I have learned so much from this book. I just finished it a few days ago and am more than a little sad. I'm fortunate to be here in Hawaii where I can actually try the fruit from some of these varieties at local markets. Bought some Saba #2 in the past week which I cooked up, and have some Tongan Hopa bananas on the counter waiting to be eaten for dinner tonight. The book has turned out to be more Hawaiian-specific than I initially thought. I think someone not from here won't really have a clue where many of the places in Hawaii they talk about are, and they will probably never encounter most of the Hawaiian varieties described in the book. The chart of names was really helpful, as the names of certain varieties here are not the standard international names, and now I know what else they are called. I also learned I am growing a few varieties I should get rid of, like Manzano. Glad to hear you are also enjoying it!
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Yeah, I have learned so much from this book. I just finished it a few days ago and am more than a little sad. I'm fortunate to be here in Hawaii where I can actually try the fruit from some of these varieties at local markets. Bought some Saba #2 in the past week which I cooked up, and have some Tongan Hopa bananas on the counter waiting to be eaten for dinner tonight. The book has turned out to be more Hawaiian-specific than I initially thought. I think someone not from here won't really have a clue where many of the places in Hawaii they talk about are, and they will probably never encounter most of the Hawaiian varieties described in the book. The chart of names was really helpful, as the names of certain varieties here are not the standard international names, and now I know what else they are called. I also learned I am growing a few varieties I should get rid of, like Manzano. Glad to hear you are also enjoying it!
Hi Rob

I'm surprised musa kru isn't mentioned in the book,or i have missed the page.
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I'm surprised musa kru isn't mentioned in the book,or i have missed the page.
It is really focused on bananas in Hawaii, so many varieties in the hobby market are not in it because they are not in Hawaii (or very rare).
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It is really focused on bananas in Hawaii, so many varieties in the hobby market are not in it because they are not in Hawaii (or very rare).
Hi Gabe

Could you clarify ice cream and silver bluggoe for me please, it says in the book the fruit looks the same but ice cream fruit is 11-18 cm shorter and fatter while silver bluggoe fruit is 18-2o cm and is slightly elongated.

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Taste, ice cream is less strachy and more sweet.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Is there much in there are about Hua Moa.
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Several pages on Hua Moa, and many more on the Popoulu family they are part of.
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Could you clarify ice cream and silver bluggoe for me please, it says in the book the fruit looks the same but ice cream fruit is 11-18 cm shorter and fatter while silver bluggoe fruit is 18-2o cm and is slightly elongated.

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Taste, ice cream is less strachy and more sweet.
I haven't yet looked to closely at her comments in the book about 'Ice Cream' and 'Silver Bluggoe', but in personal conversations with Angela (who is a friend), she believes 'Ice Cream' is a Bluggoe and likely a sport of 'Silver Bluggoe', if that. I see her reasoning, but I am not totally convinced. The whole issue of what constitutes a subgroup, and how all bananas relate to one another is still in the works anyways, and there is a lot left to be written about it.
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What does the book say that's bad about Manzano? I bought some from the market, and they tasted good to me. I even have one planted in the yard.
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