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Old 07-08-2009, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All!!

I got these new babies today!!!!


Now I am apprehensive, because I hope I don't end up with a 'problem child' like musaboro did & red splotched leaves emerge.
The pitfalls of eBay :(
If they do...you will be able to hear my shrieks via the text in that post.

I was reading & culling info, plotting & planning my next banana purchase...

...when Bob's shining remarks on the Dwarf Namwah...sent me over the edge & I bought 2!!

Wish me luck!! ~Cheryl
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dwarf Namwah grows vigorously at my place. Congratulations!
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Nice looking plants Cheryl. If you don't like 'em when they start growing, just head them over my way.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Great choice. You're going to love them.
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Nice pups! Mine is in it's 2nd Summer here in the Florida Panhandle and HOPEFULLY will produce this yr. It's 6'+ with a sturdy trunk and leaves from ground level to top. The "racing stripe" down the center of most leaves is attractive too...
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Good luck!
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Good luck with them!!!
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They're Repotted!! Will probably pot them up again in a month, depending on their pattern of growth. I hope they take off!!

Having a great day here in Texas!!! ~Cheryl
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Congrats! I havent really read up on Namwah but I think I might have too.
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Nice Cheryl, I see you are terminally addicted already. Good luck with those 2 babies.
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Nice Cheryl, I see you are terminally addicted already. Good luck with those 2 babies.

Argh!!! It's not helping me that I keep 'finding' sales on these plants...

I have 2 Double Mahoi & and an Ice Cream coming...

SOMEBODY STOP ME!!!!! ~Cheryl
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We can't stop you we're addicted too!
I have several Dwarf Namwah and they are healthy and beautiful.
The Mahoi is the one I started with and I have enjoyed showing off my double bunches a lot.
My goal is to get rid of the grass and throw away the lawn mower.
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Wow very healthy plants good luck. im in Vancouver so i havent been on here in a few days so im catching up today.
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I have found that I need to work the DN's into a 'Full Sun' pattern for 12-14 hours a day.
They are looking stressed today.
The stems look plump & adjusted well, while the leaves look like they're say, 'Help Us!'
I moved them back a few feet from where I had them which will put them in a 'Moderate Sun' area, about 6-8 hours a day.
I will eek them back out over a 2 week period.

Thanks for checking in everyone, good to have your input & support!!

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Old 07-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dwarf Namwah has a thick stem, grows fast and tasty fruit. I hope you will enjoy hem half as much as I do mine.
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OK I couldn't resist bragging a little.
This is a picture of a Dwarf Namwah in my back yard.
Cheryl, this is what they can grow into. It is only a year or so old.
There are also lots of pups around the bottom.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Here's a picture of the Dwarf Namwah's!!



What fast growing plants!!! WOW!!!

The kids & I have been documenting the height & leaf growth and theses are beating out our DO's (growth-wise) like crazy!!

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Nice! I think that may end up being what I replace my DC's with.
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I would. I have had no banana perform like this one. I really expect with a bit of luck and proper overwintering to get this one to flower. In less marginal climates not only that but just a great looking plant as it matures.
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