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Old 02-27-2015, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Enano Gigante a bare root storing candidate?

Been trying to find a cavendish type that I can store under the house bareroot. I have seen some people have tried and failed at it. I have heard that cavendish does not go dormant and will die if not watered, etc. I have a Enano Gigante I bought last year at lowes thats in my house in a pot. At first I forgot to water, then after I saw how well it was doing without water compared to my other cavendish types, I started not watering it all all. It appears to have gone dormant, no die back and no growth for several months now in a state similar to what my orinoco's go into. After I get a few backup pups, I am going to try to overwinter this one under the house bareroot. Be nice to find a fruiter like this that will store easily.

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Old 02-28-2015, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Enano Gigante a bare root storing candidate?

This looks to be an ensete... this works with most if not all bananas.
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Default Re: Enano Gigante a bare root storing candidate?

Experimenting is the only way to know for sure. I suggest you to try and report you results, better if you can do it in this topic.

Not to discourage you, however i have had fairly good results with cavendish for most part of the winter, but they started to rot just when they where suppose to start growing again. I'm not sure about the reason. A simple explanation may be that rot set in pretty soon but a certain environment may hinder both growth and rot, so you need favorable conditions to show the rot. However if have found this behavior mildly infuriating. Now i grow cavendish indoor, where they do perform exceptionally well.

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