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Old 02-24-2008, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Where do you guys go to buy banana corms or seeds online? I was looking at rarebananas.com. What places have you had success with and would recommend? Also, I live in Minnesota so would now be a good time to start one indoors or should I wait a couple of months until it warms up. I have a 400W HPS metal halide that I would start it under.

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Old 02-24-2008, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are growing for fruit, then seedless bananas are only available in corms. There is general disenchantment with "Ty Ty" nursery in the town of the same name in Georgia - mainly for their advertising practices. Be careful, they have launched their business under multiple names.

One approach to buying is to post a new thread listing the varieties you want in the forum: Bananas for Sale or Swap & Wanted - Bananas.org

Over the next several days folks will probably reply to this message with their favorite sources. I can give a strong recommendation for We Be Bananas
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Cool. I just checked out webebananas and it seems like they have a lot of varieties. Thanks for the link!
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Plant delights and Stokes Tropicals are top notch. I have also had good luck w/the Bananatree.com. There are a lot of dealers on EBay but be sure and read their feedback. -Nate
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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rarebananas is good. you can post in the want to buy or trade for any nanas you want. people post to sell and trade. i have bought many a banana from on here with good outcomes.
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My vote goes for RareBananas.. though I might be a little biased.
I ship big healthy corms, check my feedback!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry Jarred. Didn't mean to leave you out. Rarebananas is top notch! Shop locally.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No problem Nate, it's all good!
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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By the way, I'm setting up an awesome platform to make it easier for all our members to post available plants here on the website. It's looking really good so far!
I wasn't happy with the existing way of just posting threads, I think plant sales deserve a special platform.
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Old 02-24-2008, 11:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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By the way, I'm setting up an awesome platform to make it easier for all our members to post available plants here on the website. It's looking really good so far!
I wasn't happy with the existing way of just posting threads, I think plant sales deserve a special platform.

That sounds great! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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ditto yes this is awesome. The short time that i have been in this site i have seen this site grow with more features and i just wanna say thanks jarred and whoever else does the maintenance on this site. well thanks and hope to see that new option on "for sale stuff"
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have had good luck with Banana Trees Banana Plants
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So far I have only purchased from Stokes Tropicals. They send very nice plants although they can be pricey sometimes. If you check their website on a regular basis you can catch things on sale. Last year I bought a 'Bordelon' for $7 and an E. Maurelli for $11. I have an Ornata 'Milky Way' coming in from Brad's buds and blooms along with a heliconia. When it comes in I'll try to remember to post my opinion of what they sent. You can also get great plants by trading here.
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i love to order from the bananatree.com. the only problem is you really have to know your nanas. i ordered one and it turned out to be something totally different. im not complaining, you just have to watch out. i love my little charlie and he is a nana tree, just not sure of what kind he is. lol. rare nanas does ship big croms that are extreemly healthy. my orinoco that i got from there is over4 ft. tall with 5 huge leaves and is fixing to unwrap his 6th. you can see it in my gallery or in my album fun stuff with the monkey hanging from it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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bananatree does have some very nice plants.. and if you have a problem they will fix it..
I have always had good luck with them.. Zone9Tropicals doesn't have much but they do have great plants...
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Tropical Plants and Palm Trees by The Banana Tree, Tropical Seeds, Banana trees, Banana Plant has my vote
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm a little biased but Northern Tropics has some good ones
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
 
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What is a good shipping temperature? It is still pretty cold here in Minnesota and I don't want to receive dead plants/corms. Thanks.
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