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Old 05-17-2017, 05:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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*****I got The FHIA-21 Plantain and The SH-3640 "High Noon" 'Nana flowering!*****


For both plants is the second generation (crop)....Took them approx. 1 year for flowering!....On the second generation (crop), both plants are taller, stronger and thicker than the first generation (crop)....FHIA-21 Plantain is approx. 12 ft. tall.....SH-3640 "High Noon" 'Nana is approx. 10 ft. tall.....As a reference, the background wooden fence is 7 ft. tall......


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FHIA-21 Plantain.....I have it tightened with a nice thick cord to the wooden fence because of the winds!....Don't want to loose her!....I might prop her too!...A big plantain bunch is coming!......















SH-3640 "High Noon" 'Nana......A very strong and stout 'nana plant!...One of my favorites!.....













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Old 05-17-2017, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations Hector they're beautiful plants.
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I hope for your sake as well as all of us there won't be any hurricanes this year but plenty of rain. Looking good. Thick, stout plants.
Could you back up and get the whole plant, please?
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Thank you Susan!.....
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Could you back up and get the whole plant, please?


Thank you Steve!....


Hopefully, we don't get any hurricanes this year!....As you mentioned, just plenty of water from heaven!.....I'll post a couple of more pictures soon!....
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Perfect timing!!!!
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Perfect timing!!!!
Congratulations. I will be following this with great interest.

Thanks Anke and Congrats to you too!....


Good timing!...Now we can do a direct comparison with your flowering SH-3640 "High Noon" 'Nana plant!....
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Wow! Big plant! I have an FHIA-21 planted near Sargent TX 9B. I hope we have a mild winter there.
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Wow! Big plant! I have an FHIA-21 planted near Sargent TX 9B. I hope we have a mild winter there.

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Yes!.....FHIA-21 Plantain is a big, tall plant!....Good luck with yours!.....
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And your success continues. Looks great Hector! I wonder which one will flower next. Great job!
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Thank you Mark bro!.....


I think, next on line, might be Williams, Patupi or Veinte Cohol!.......LOL.....
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*****A couple of more pictures of the flowering SH-3640 "High Noon" 'Nana!*****



The two (2) SH-3640's up front are approx. 8 ft. tall right now!....You can see by the pictures that the flowering SH-3640 (the right one) is taller than the other two SH-3640's, in which they still growing, putting out more leaves......I tried my best with the pictures!.....LOL....








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Wow Hector BLACKJACK plantain is HUGE! Can't wait to see the bunch. Amazing timing on all of these spring bunches! Great job man!
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Thank you Ty bro!....
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*****FHIA-21 Plantain Update!****



FHIA-21 Plantain flower finally positioned down!....A huge and very long flower bud!....A big FHIA-21 Plantain bunch is coming!....


All pictures taken on May 19, 2017.....








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Finally, I harvested my PR Dwarf Super Plantain (French type) bunch!...Took almost 3 1/2 months to fill-in!....A very nice plantain bunch!....






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Amazing Bro keep them pictures coming



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FHIA-21 Plantain flower finally positioned down!....A huge and very long flower bud!....A big FHIA-21 Plantain bunch is coming!....


All pictures taken on May 19, 2017.....








*****A bonus!*****


Finally, I harvested my PR Dwarf Super Plantain (French type) bunch!...Took almost 3 1/2 months to fill-in!....A very nice plantain bunch!....






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Congrats on both Hector!! Thank you for updates these are encouraging visuals
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Thank you Keith and Matt!....
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*****An Update of FHIA-21 Plantain & SH-3640 High Noon 'Nana!*****



FHIA-21 Plantain flower positioned down parallel to the plant!.....Vey long flower bud!.....

Picture from May 19, 2017....




As I mentioned, I just propped The FHIA-21 Plantain because of the winds!...I don't want to loose her!.. If you are growing The FHIA-21 Plantain and leave in an area with high winds, be ready to support this plantain monster!....

Picture from May 19, 2017.....




Also, I cut the "flap", the outside flower cover.....FHIA-21 Plantain fingers gets bruises really easy!.....

Picture from May 19, 2017.....




As you can see in the picture, FHIA-21 Plantain flower started to swollen!....It's normal!....Big, huge flower it should be opening soon!....

Picture from May 20, 2017.....





SH-3640 High Noon 'Nana still pushing out the flower!....Pictures don't do justice, but look at the size of the flower!.....


Picture from May 20, 2017.....







*****Also, an update of TARS FHIA-1 "real deal" Goldfinger & FHIA-17 "Kabana!"*****


All pictures from May 20, 2017....


TARS FHIA-1 "real deal" Goldfinger keeps growing fast!....Getting tall now!...











FHIA-17 "Kabana" also growing nicely!....Pushing out new leaves fast!....







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Beautiful plants Hector. Looking forward to the taste report on the Super Plantain. It looks like you put Orange peels around the base of the FHIA 1 plant. Does this keep away pests?
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