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Old 01-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The fingers on my Raja Puri are getting blackened by the cold. Should I cover the bunch?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Will a burlap sack work? I don't have access to bunch covers here.
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In my experience once the damage is done there is nothing that will save them.
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In my experience once the damage is done there is nothing that will save them.
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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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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.

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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.
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are you sure its cold related and not to much nitrogen in fertlizer>>just asking
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I haven't fertilized at all since the growing season ended.
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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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