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Old 11-03-2018, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Giant bananas, anyone?

Anyone have a giant banana to show off? And no, that is NOT a euphemism for something. I've heard of the Mekong giant and I am intrigued. Does anybody have one that they have grown?
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Giant bananas, anyone?

Just started growing the Mekong. Plant is only 1 1/2 feet tall. I expect big things from this one.
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Default Re: Giant bananas, anyone?

I am not sure where it is but somewhere on this site I remember some pics of a 20+ footer grown in shrimp shells as fertilizer. The PS on it was like a garbage can in thickness...
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Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
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I am not sure where it is but somewhere on this site I remember some pics of a 20+ footer grown in shrimp shells as fertilizer. The PS on it was like a garbage can in thickness...




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You talking about awesome guy Chris (forum member Rmplmnz) from Tampa, Florida epic Saba pictures!....



A quote from Rmplmnz (Chris)!......

"That banana patch was epic....I prepped the soil with 1,000 pounds of shrimp shells I got (for free) from a local shrimp processing plant (fights nematodes) and a 1,000 pounds of horse poo (for free from a local stable)..and then the rains came....8 hurricanes in 4 years...

The pseudostems were over five feet in circumference....

I later planted a Red Iholene in the same area that grew over 20 feet...Don & Katie Chafin, Going Bananas still have pictures I gave them that they display in a little book at plant shows/sales..."



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Also, in my vacation visiting Ecuador last year!.....This things were very huge in size!.....This was amazing, breathtaking!.....



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Old 11-05-2018, 05:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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That's right, they were Saba.... HUGE plants... Thanks, Hector!
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Kandarian is pretty huge too.
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