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Old 12-22-2016, 03:42 PM   #221 (permalink)
 
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if they are namwa I will not be disappointed. when they get big enough I will let you tell me. I will buying more next spring. end of march I plan on walking into florida hill nusery with a couple hundred bucks and buying more. also I will be buying live plants from other places. then when they get big enough I will let youall tell me what I have. wont know until the dirt settles. but you will have to be careful, I will let you critique the five red corms I bought from jp.
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Anyone in FL who doesn't buy from members here for "tested" pups, CL (where you can probably post a picture here of fruit from the mama of what you purchase) or flea markets (total mystery IME) is a dedicated spendthrift. Beam, sprend your $100 elsewhere. Besides walking to FL Hill won't work because they don't have a brick and mortar store. If you know what you want, post a request on the forum and see what is offered. I 2nd the suggestion to contact Nick. The 4 I have from him via sputinc7 are potted and not growing quickly but I forgive them for thinking it's winter; they came from a warmer area. Once they adapt, they'll be fine I'm sure.
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Anyone in FL who doesn't buy from members here for "tested" pups, CL (where you can probably post a picture here of fruit from the mama of what you purchase) or flea markets (total mystery IME) is a dedicated spendthrift. Beam, sprend your $100 elsewhere. Besides walking to FL Hill won't work because they don't have a brick and mortar store. If you know what you want, post a request on the forum and see what is offered. I 2nd the suggestion to contact Nick. The 4 I have from him via sputinc7 are potted and not growing quickly but I forgive them for thinking it's winter; they came from a warmer area. Once they adapt, they'll be fine I'm sure.
thought they had a store you could walk into. shame. 7734, if they aren't what I want I will dig them up and sell at the flea market. some of the ones I really want I will do just what you all are saying to do. even buy some from gone bananas. but the amount of plants I plan to plant on this place next spring is going to be great numbers. and what I do not want to plant here I have another place just as big as this one a couple miles up the road. I had 245 pines more or less cut down a year ago and it needs a face lift. it is all oaks and maples and some fruit trees now. it could use some tropical look.
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thought they had a store you could walk into. shame. 7734, if they aren't what I want I will dig them up and sell at the flea market. some of the ones I really want I will do just what you all are saying to do. even buy some from gone bananas. but the amount of plants I plan to plant on this place next spring is going to be great numbers. and what I do not want to plant here I have another place just as big as this one a couple miles up the road. I had 245 pines more or less cut down a year ago and it needs a face lift. it is all oaks and maples and some fruit trees now. it could use some tropical look.
You really need to contact Nick--NOW! He's giving quantity discounts on great, known eating types because he's changing gears to grow plantains. If you make the trip, I'd be interested in purchasing a couple of his offerings or I have some spares of "maybe I know what they are" here I could trade.
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You really need to contact Nick--NOW! He's giving quantity discounts on great, known eating types because he's changing gears to grow plantains. If you make the trip, I'd be interested in purchasing a couple of his offerings or I have some spares of "maybe I know what they are" here I could trade.
I have near 50 pots with banana plants in them some with pups. I have more than enough to winter in the next three months. I will be buying more next spring. thanks tho.
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I hear good things about Pr-Giants maby it is somthing for you .

Damm you have another place just as big, I would be crazy of the idea what to put there.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:54 PM   #227 (permalink)
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Damm you have another place just as big, I would be crazy of the idea what to put there.
all ready contacted pr-giants about one strain.
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Keep in mind the variety you want as some are not cold hardy and will never fruit so far north as you are, unless you keep them in pots and bring them in during winter.
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thanks, I have been watching that. and sometimes even so they might may or may not survive. I have been reading a lot on bananas. org. but you gentlemen and ladies are missing some information about me. when I am on one of my metal lathes or building a motor or building a gun or the many many things that do I am sometimes working to the tens of thousands. I have done those things for many years. now I am playing with bananas, something I have never done before. think of me as a little kid with a big sand box. you can tell me what to do and what not to do. but I have to see if fire burns. I also want to say thank you for your help and your advice and thanks to you all the bandages have come off a couple of fingers.
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Hey, I'm also a kid with bananas so I get it. If you want to fill space, buy whatever and plant them. I don't know Middleburg climate but I had a DC in Jacksonville that did fine even though it snowed her 1st winter. DCs are not cold tolerant but she was planted in a protected area behind the house and against a fence plus I tarped her on the 2 or 4 nights when it was cold outside. She lost some leaves but her p-stem was fine and she recovered. In other words, if you have musas that want it hotter, you might be able to grow them just fine with advance planning. Heck, I got a zone 7 fig to produce in zone 5 Ohio after 2 years in the ground--died back to the roots for 2 winters but finally she flowered. Push the zone!
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[quote=Kat2;301208]Hey, I'm also a kid with bananas so I get it. If you want to fill space, buy whatever and plant them. I don't know Middleburg climate but I had a DC in Jacksonville that did fine even though it snowed her 1st winter. DCs are not cold tolerant but she was planted in a protected area behind the house and against a fence plus I tarped her on the 2 or 4 nights when it was cold outside. She lost some leaves but her p-stem was fine and she recovered. In other words, if you have musas that want it hotter, you might be able to grow them just fine with advance planning. Heck, I got a zone 7 fig to produce in zone 5 Ohio after 2 years in the ground--died back to the roots for 2 winters but finally she flowered. Push the zone![/QUOTE


I agree with that i have also plants that live in zone 10 normaly but i live in zone 7/8 whit some preparation they have no damage ore only some leaf damage
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bananas are seen around here but not in great numbers in one yard. those are rare. I worked 32 years for a company and very seldom was in a yard after the first time I went there. saw 6 places in 1 day sometimes and some times spent a week. depended on what I needed to do for those particular customers. this yard is going to be planted with a lot of banana plants. landscaping on this yard will be minimal. I am extending my garage 20 ft and a 77 Camaro is going in it to be built. i am not rich, so tcs for some plants and some will be spent money on. and quite frankly most of your pics are right in the plants leaves hard to get a visual of what it looks like far off. not to mention what it will look like with other varieties around. if i don't like it or it doesn't winter next year, it feed the ones that take its place. then i will not have to work with volume. in just a few months playing in this club my tastes have been changing. we will see. and the beauty about bananas is it doesn't put out a root system that can harm a drainfeild. the corm can possibly push in the side of a chamber tho. merry Christmas.
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I wanted to post an update to all of the variables in Florida Hill Nursery.
I can say I've ordered from them for a very long time, and their orders are alwasy consistent, and seemed to have even gotten better over time. Maybe more experience and more TLC which shows. I think their banana stock is TC, and that is SUPER important for me being in Hawaii. We already have enough of our own growing issues here with diseases, so it's very important that stock received is clean.
I've ordered banana TC from all over the world, doing my own due diligence as a grower isolating and not broadcasting any more problems than what aleady exists, and I've found that FHN is up there with some of the best. I'm not exactly sure what the issue is with other people ordering here. They fly across 5000 miles to Hawaii and I've never had a DOA yet. This is really the best value in a TC, and the care they take at this time is really some of the best (pre-and post packing). Everything arrived fresh and is already adapting to sunlight after 2 days since unpacking. I rate them a strong "A".
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all good with them for about 75% of the purchases (3 orders over the last year 20-25 plants/trees total). the issue is with the missing items or items that arrive damaged.. the issue is they will not respond to your issue at all.. tried calling and every email address I could find for them. NOT ONE RESPONSE, but paypal case eventually went through and I got a refund for the dead or missing items from paypal. Side note there is another TC seller in florida that is personally there to fix any issues with an order (wellspring gardens).
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all good with them for about 75% of the purchases (3 orders over the last year 20-25 plants/trees total). the issue is with the missing items or items that arrive damaged.. the issue is they will not respond to your issue at all.. tried calling and every email address I could find for them. NOT ONE RESPONSE, but paypal case eventually went through and I got a refund for the dead or missing items from paypal. Side note there is another TC seller in florida that is personally there to fix any issues with an order (wellspring gardens).

WOW! I guess that there's so much variance between experiences, in BOTH cases! lol This is Uncanny!
I had purchased two times with Wellspring, and BOTH times the experience was horrific, and highly unprofessional. I had miserably DEAD DEAD (not even dying) plants - Several dead right out of the gate in my first order, and this was when I had them shipped to my sister's house in California (not here in Hawaii). They accused me of lying, accused me of abusing the plants, and ultimately I let it go, and chocked it up to a bad experience.
Fast-Forward, Several Years later (and somewhat recently), I figured: 1) They had a plant I couldn't find elsewhere... and 2) they're still in business, so they've surely worked out their personal 'kinks' in the hose - and in their shipping practices. NOPE!
I was ONCE AGAIN hit with accusatory replies, in which I explained. "Ok, you guys did this to me several years back, and I had good faith you would have handled your poor packing situation and/or employee issues."
Their response was "Oh, you're one of those who's trying to get something for nothing".
So, End Of. I've vowed they no longer exist. On the other hand, I have ordered through Florida Hill (as of this last order) 3 times, and every time, I received plants which were excellently packaged and taped nicely so they wouldn't move. Even though the box got crushed by USPS in transit, the plants arrived undamaged. This was all the way to Hawaii, so you can imagine I get LOTS of things damaged from shipping. This was the third success and not lost one plant from them so far.
So, it's bewildering to me that anyone would have bad experiences like I had with Wellspring, which I've now nicknamed (in my head) "Unwell-spring"

I'm glad we are all here to explain each other's issues, but I'm still scratching my head at this diametrically opposing review with WS and FH. hehe
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