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caliboy1994 01-02-2013 02:28 AM

Cold damage on banana fingers
 
The fingers on my Raja Puri are getting blackened by the cold. Should I cover the bunch?

Nicolas Naranja 01-02-2013 10:46 AM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by caliboy1994 (Post 212416)
The fingers on my Raja Puri are getting blackened by the cold. Should I cover the bunch?

A bunch cover will keep the bunch warmer.

caliboy1994 01-03-2013 11:53 PM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
Will a burlap sack work? I don't have access to bunch covers here.

momoese 01-04-2013 12:52 AM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
In my experience once the damage is done there is nothing that will save them.

Magilla Gorilla 01-04-2013 01:23 AM

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Originally Posted by momoese (Post 212491)
In my experience once the damage is done there is nothing that will save them.

I agree with Mitchel.

caliboy1994 01-04-2013 01:50 AM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
Some of the fingers have only been blackened a bit on the top. The damage appears to only be superficial. I might as well cover them to protect the undamaged ones.

SOCALROCKER 01-05-2013 05:20 AM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by caliboy1994 (Post 212416)
The fingers on my Raja Puri are getting blackened by the cold. Should I cover the bunch?

Well the valley or Granada Hills is always having freezing frost warning's in the valleys every winter Caliboy.Get used to it and dont forget the wind and the freezing weather will kill or have frost damage to your bananas.The Raja Puri is usually a strong type of banana to survive cold weather but I dont think your raja puri is going to live if it gets colder.I suggest covering it and keeping it warm in these cold conditions.

Good Luck:2722:

caliboy1994 01-05-2013 03:38 PM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
Thanks. I haven't had any frosts yet this year, and I didn't have any last year either. I think the damage is from consistent cold temperatures rather than actual frosts. The leaves aren't suffering from any frost damage. I left the Rajapuri unprotected last year when it was a lot smaller and it did just fine.

2woodensticks 01-05-2013 08:26 PM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
are you sure its cold related and not to much nitrogen in fertlizer>>just asking

caliboy1994 01-05-2013 11:30 PM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
I haven't fertilized at all since the growing season ended.

BigBananaBoy 01-06-2013 12:42 AM

Re: Cold damage on banana fingers
 
:pics: Just sayin!

Quote:

Originally Posted by caliboy1994 (Post 212495)
Some of the fingers have only been blackened a bit on the top. The damage appears to only be superficial. I might as well cover them to protect the undamaged ones.



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