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Old 06-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am trying to grow large Maricongo variety from Puerto Rico here in Central Texas. I do a lot of gardening but never bananas and I just came from P.R and brought with me this babies in the pictures. They are 3 Maricongo variety and two Hawaiian bananas. I just plated then yesterday two in a container and 3 on the ground. I may need some help to do the winter part of this project so feel free to send suggestion at will. Ohhh I also have a Basjoo Hardy but I think that one should be OK here in Texas.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Good luck! If you're in zone 9 or better you should, so long as they get plenty water, have great luck with a whole plethora of banana cultivars. Zone 8 is still a good place but requires a bit of TLC during winter and requires a more narrow list of hardier bananas.
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Thanks Illia,
I am in Hardiness Zone 8A so I may have to dig the plant out during winter and re-plant back on spring let's hope the plant is at a manageable size by then.
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Here are the plants already in the ground, lets hope the y grow fast.
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Did u chop em again since your original pics? Or just plant them really deep?
PS did u know your dp isn't really a banana...?
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Yes I did, I trimed the old roots from the seed and then shop the plant about 4 to 6 inches from the seed and thats why they look a lot smaller. Hope that works, we will see.
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By seed do u mean corm?
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That's what they're called in Puerto Rico and in many other countries.

If you ask for a banana pup, you'll be waiting a very long time or you might get a sato.
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