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Old 04-27-2016, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Brian posted this on facebook saying he just shipped it.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I'd never heard of these before. Can grow up to 40ft!!! That's awesome.
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Can grow up to 40ft!!!
Check out Saba.
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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How would you harvest a 40 ft banana?
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Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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How would you harvest a 40 ft banana?
Get a chimp?
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Ask Rmplmnz.
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This exact plant was shipped to me this spring. It has grown 9 feet of pseudostem. It's taller with the leaves. It is outgrowing some basjoo even in its first year.
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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There are still some left to purchase.....

I picked up some monster colocasia last month while at the Kentucky State fair nearby.

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