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Old 07-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello everyone!

I first had a suspicion that my California Gold was going to bloom, 2 or 3 days ago, when the emerging leaf was unraveling really quickly. It looked shorter than the others, but this is the "first" flag which is only a few inches shorter, and I actually had to measure the leaf to prove myself right.

The results, in inches, on various leaves going from oldest to newest are: 38, 39, 41, 36(newest one).

Now, I can see the "second" flag emerging and it looks to be of actual substance, and I should be able to get a good picture of this "second" flag before I go on vacation this Saturday.

Will I need to use a PVC stake on this, 5 foot tall, banana?
Thanks! And this will be my first edible to bloom, I hope I can harvest the fruits of my labor!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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congrats on your bloom Taylor, i know your loveing it....yea lets see pics when you can dude
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Way to go Taylor!
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Way to go, Taylor. I don't know the answer to your question though.
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Good for you! How long did it take from planting the pup til bloom?
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A little less than 3 years! But take into consideration it was growing in Gabe's greenhouse, then shipped here, then winter 2 winters. It never was actually in the ground until last year.
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Taylor !!!! Congrats!

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Way to go Taylor,hope you bear many fruits!
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congrats taylor!!!!
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let us know how they taste! Congrats
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Taylor, that's AWESOME!!!!!! I can't wait to see pictures!!!!!!!!
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Yes, picture please...
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Congrats Taylor!!!!



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Hey all,
I am on vacation now, so I can't get any pics! I will when I get home.
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Congratulations on good growing in a challenging environment, Taylor!
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Good Job Taylor!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Update!




It is a HUGE flower...
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Wow!!! Let me know when one of your pups is ready to trade with!!!! I've got several ready and waiting for you!
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WOW!!!
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