Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Main Banana Discussion
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
paula's Avatar
 
Location: nj.
Zone: 7
Name: paula
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 258
BananaBucks : 43,518
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 87 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 52 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 66 Times
Hiya Flag leaf question

Can any one tell me what a flag leaf is and what happens
if u cut it off to put your tree away for winter?
paula is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To paula

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 10-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banana grower
 
momoese's Avatar
 
Zone: zone 10
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,534
BananaBucks : 2,257
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,649 Times
Was Thanked 10,744 Times in 3,249 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 713 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

The flag is the last leaf to emerge before the flower bud comes out. It's very small in comparison to the regular leaves. Look at the lower left drawing for an example.

momoese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To momoese
Old 10-28-2007, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
pitangadiego's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego, CA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,346
BananaBucks : 104,843
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 2,428 Times in 817 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

If you already have a flag leaf, the flower will appear in a few days. If you dig it up at that time, you might as well put it in the trash becuase it will not flower again, and the fruit will be lost.
__________________
Encanto Farms Nursery
http://encantofarms.com
We Be Bananas
http://webebananas.com
pitangadiego is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To pitangadiego
Said thanks:
Old 05-21-2010, 11:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
Love those bananas
 
cherokee_greg's Avatar
 
Location: Fresno,CA
Zone: zone 9
Name: Greg
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,357
BananaBucks : 238,861
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 8,066 Times
Was Thanked 3,942 Times in 1,663 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 335 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

How old does a plant need to be for a flag leaf ?
__________________




Greg zone 9 Fresno,CA
http://gardenjot.com/garden/view/1980/Gregs-Banana-Farm

Click for Fresno, California Forecast
cherokee_greg is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cherokee_greg
Old 05-21-2010, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,430
BananaBucks : 363,488
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,210 Times
Was Thanked 20,539 Times in 7,755 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokee_greg View Post
How old does a plant need to be for a flag leaf ?
That depends on climate. Maybe ten months minimum.

Last edited by sunfish : 05-21-2010 at 12:01 PM.
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 05-21-2010, 12:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
tropical nut
 
Zone: 5
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,115
BananaBucks : 275,811
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,946 Times
Was Thanked 2,508 Times in 1,201 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 69 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

I heard that the plant has to grow a minimum of leaves... like 33 -35 leaves before it flowers, which is about what mine grew. Well, maybe a couple more than that.
What's a flag?
__________________
Got a lite?
Patty




____
Patty in Wisc has sadly passed away 9/05/11. We will miss you Patty.
Patty in Wisc is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Patty in Wisc
Old 05-21-2010, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 80,821
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,233 Times in 1,241 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Flag leaf question

I don't think there is a set number of leaves or time before a plant blooms. It varies widely depending on the variety of banana and the conditions it grows in. Things like water, drainage, hours of sunlight and intensity (clouds, angle of sun in sky, etc), fertilizer quality/quantity, soil nutrients, soil quality, etc will all affect a plant's health and alter how long it takes to bloom. As far as time goes, for someone with a plant growing in the ground and a warm climate, it may bloom in 10 months, but if you take an identical plant and grow it somewhere else or say, in a pot, it may take several years for it to bloom.

Basically, they bloom when they bloom...there isn't an accurate way to predict such an occurrence.
__________________
BANANA RAVE!
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
lilraverboi@genxglow.com
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Said thanks:
Old 05-21-2010, 02:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
john_ny's Avatar
 
Location: Staten Island, NY - southernmost county in NY State.
Zone: USDA7- Sunset34
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,014
BananaBucks : 497,776
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,057 Times
Was Thanked 2,282 Times in 832 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 37 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

I had heard, from a couple of different sources, basically the same thing as Patti mentioned. It would seem to me, that if a plant is growing under ideal conditions, it might be able to produce the required number of leaves in ten months whereas, if a plant is confined to a small pot, and is moved inside and outside every year, and only gets a few months of good sun, etc. each year, it may take a few years to produce that same number of leaves.
__________________
John

john_ny is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To john_ny
Said thanks:
Old 05-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
saltydad's Avatar
 
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland USA
Zone: 7a
Name: Howard
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,552
BananaBucks : 102,104
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 14,712 Times
Was Thanked 4,660 Times in 1,777 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 824 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherokee_greg View Post
wow cool The reason I ask is because my siam ruby looks like it has one of those leaves coming out ! I will waite and take pictures to make sure. Thanks
I'm unaware of anyone ever posting pictures of a SR bloom. If yours indeed does flower, take as many pics as possible. It will be historic.
__________________
Men In Nursing- "A Few Good Men"

"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon





"If by a liberal, they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind; someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions; someone who cares about the welfare of the people, their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties; someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicion that grips us; that is what they meant by a liberal, I am proud to be a liberal."
John F. Kennedy, September, 1960


http://flickr.com/photos/saltydad/ and
http://community.webshots.com/user/saltydad
http://s751.photobucket.com/albums/xx151/saltydad/

saltydad is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To saltydad
Old 05-21-2010, 10:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,797
BananaBucks : 13,254,293
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,819 Times in 2,099 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: Flag leaf question

Is this true?
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Old 05-21-2010, 10:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 80,821
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,233 Times in 1,241 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Flag leaf question

LOL...and as always, Gabe has the most accurate and best responses to all your banana dilemmas!
__________________
BANANA RAVE!
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
lilraverboi@genxglow.com
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Ensete ventricosum plug plants
Next Thread: 1000 fingers





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flag Leaf Pix pitangadiego Main Banana Discussion 1 08-24-2019 09:51 AM
Praying Hands & Manzano flag leaf ngiann Main Banana Discussion 3 07-30-2007 05:59 PM
Basjoo flag leaf found today Zac in NC Main Banana Discussion 3 08-30-2006 08:09 AM
Is this a Flag Leaf? Frankallen Main Banana Discussion 3 06-24-2006 11:49 AM
Flag leaf has appeared Tropicman Main Banana Discussion 3 10-05-2005 12:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.