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 03-02-2009, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,643
BananaBucks : 342,634
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,159 Times in 1,926 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default A great day for bananas

It's basically what it looks like...

I was too busy digging pups and cutting bunches that I didn't get around to getting any photos of the actual collection, but am going back next week (and maybe many many more weeks to come), so more photos soon.





__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15

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 03-02-2009, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
Mark
 
Mark Hall's Avatar
 
Location: Windsor u.k.
Name: Mark Hall
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 616
BananaBucks : 70,365
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 385 Times
Was Thanked 276 Times in 119 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 15 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Thats a nice Haul you got yourself there Gabe. What varieties did you get Pup wise?
__________________
Time Flies like an Arrow.....Fruit flies like a Banana.
Mark Hall is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Mark Hall
Old 03-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,643
BananaBucks : 342,634
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,159 Times in 1,926 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Hall View Post
Thats a nice Haul you got yourself there Gabe. What varieties did you get Pup wise?

The collection was set up by a past grad student of my professor who was sorting out the genetics of some African bananas. Her project is done, but the collection remains, so we got a bunch of plants for our student farm in Waimanalo, as well as fruit bunches and flowers to use in an upcoming lecture I'm giving on bananas. We really don't need that many bunches, but since they were out there we brought some back to share with the department.

I can't remember if we got all of these or not, but I think it's close. Many of them are African, and there is even a special set of East African Highland Bananas which grow at 6000-7000ft in Kenya. The others are mixed and from all over.

Pups dug (in no particular order):
Imbogo
Thousand Fingers
Inyoya
Foconah
Mbirabire
Yangambi #2
Igisahira
Kayinja
Ney Poovan (Safet Velchi)
Pisang Buntal
Gros Michel
Muraru Mshale
Kamaramasenge
Mbwazirume
Safet Velchi (different clone than the Ney Poovan)
Pisang Masak Hijau
Kirun
Cocos (Dwarf Gros Michel)
Vunapope
Kifutu
Goldfinger
Muraru mlalu
Ngu
Exera
Pisang Ceylan
Ungoye Sweet
Njuru
Auko
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Old 03-02-2009, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 69,569
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,376 Times in 794 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: A great day for bananas

WOW!!! Now the envy bug has infected me more than ever. Add me to the TC list - do I really even need to say that??? hahahahaa

Excellent harvest I must say, since Mark stole my initial comment of "Nice Haul."
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Old 03-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Banana grower
 
momoese's Avatar
 
Zone: zone 10
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,509
BananaBucks : 5,883
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,639 Times
Was Thanked 10,460 Times in 3,142 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 713 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Wow, that's a load of bananas! Did you three also have to take down the trees after harvesting?
momoese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To momoese
Sponsors

Old 03-02-2009, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Shannon
 
hammer's Avatar
 
Location: Mountain Home, AR
Zone: 7
Name: Shannon
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 713
BananaBucks : 115,037
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 178 Times
Was Thanked 562 Times in 251 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 12 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

wow thats alot bananas more than i have seen in my lifetime
hammer is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hammer
Old 03-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,643
BananaBucks : 342,634
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,159 Times in 1,926 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by momoese View Post
Wow, that's a load of bananas! Did you three also have to take down the trees after harvesting?
We just left the cut plants in the field, kinda like a mulch I suppose. This field is not well kept, and basically growing on nothing but a questionable drip system, which after digging those pups up, is probably definitely out of service in some parts of the field.

The upcoming project (if we get funding) will be to revamp the field, clean it all up and install new irrigation, and then begin evaluating the different varieties for commercial potential, since almost the entire banana industry here is composed of 2 varieties 'Williams' and 'Dwarf Brazilian'. Some growers are starting to plant more things like 'Saba' and 'Namwah', but they are still hard to come by.
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Old 03-03-2009, 12:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Banana grower
 
momoese's Avatar
 
Zone: zone 10
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,509
BananaBucks : 5,883
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,639 Times
Was Thanked 10,460 Times in 3,142 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 713 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

I just noticed there are 4 of you! lol

Isn't there enough water falling from the sky there to irrigate them?
momoese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To momoese
Old 03-03-2009, 12:58 AM   #9 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,643
BananaBucks : 342,634
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,159 Times in 1,926 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by momoese View Post
I just noticed there are 4 of you! lol

Isn't there enough water falling from the sky there to irrigate them?
It rains, but it's in a pretty dry area (Hawai'i has just about every climate there is), so hopefully they will hold out well until we can get in there. I don't think anything will die completely from lack of water, but they could get pretty stressed.
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Old 03-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
Bananaculturist
 
Bananaman88's Avatar
 
Location: Pearland, TX
Zone: 9
Name: Brent
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,997
BananaBucks : 160,358
Feedback: 22 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,289 Times
Was Thanked 2,211 Times in 1,153 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 187 Times
Send a message via Skype™ to Bananaman88
Default Re: A great day for bananas

Thanks for sharing with us, Gabe. I certainly hope you get the funding you need for your project.
Bananaman88 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Bananaman88
Old 03-03-2009, 01:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
Ensete nut
 
Tog Tan's Avatar
 
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Name: Tog
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,757
BananaBucks : 356,853
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,011 Times
Was Thanked 2,689 Times in 775 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 204 Times
Joy Re: A great day for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bananaman88 View Post
Thanks for sharing with us, Gabe. I certainly hope you get the funding you need for your project.
How about we pool our banana bucks? Ok, not so funnee...

Now serious, Gabe, can you give us or an assessment of the taste of the African cultivars vs the Main types which is available over your side. I have always been very curious as to how they taste and they are hardly ever available out of their land. Mucho gracias.
__________________



____
Tog Tan has sadly suddenly passed away 6/16/09. We will miss you Tog Tan.

Last edited by Tog Tan : 03-04-2009 at 12:08 PM. Reason: text
Tog Tan is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Tog Tan
Said thanks:
Old 03-04-2009, 04:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
Moderator

 
Gabe15's Avatar
 
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Zone: 12
Name: Gabe
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,643
BananaBucks : 342,634
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 7,159 Times in 1,926 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: A great day for bananas

I've hardly tried any of them yet, but I have a bunch of (AAA-EAH) 'Mbwazirume' ripening and although they are classified as a cooking banana (which is often based upon regional use and not necessarily starch content), and I think they are very good. I don't know how to describe them, kinda sweet and tart, semi-firm with a smooth texture....I tried cooking with them too and they certainly make a good cooking banana.
__________________
Growing bananas in Colorado, Hawaii and Washington since 2004.
Gabe15 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Gabe15
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.