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Old 03-31-2018, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys, Since the last chance of frost/cold is in early Feb I still can't believe that last year I didn't plant any bananas until mid May. This year I'm changing that. Planted the first one yesterday, Dwarf cavendish.
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Thanks Mark! How far from the wall did you plant?
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Thanks Mark! How far from the wall did you plant?
3 1/2 feet.

Looked like it was far enough while the plants were small. Not so much. Plants are pushing on the plastic all over the place. I also thought 12 feet high was tall enough. Wrong again. When your plants get too tall I will explain how to "dwarf" them to keep the height manageable. I am trying it on a test plant now. My tall plants will all get "dwarfed" to fruit at a lower height.
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BTW, close to a wall seems to be much less of a problem than close to a roof. The leaves will bend and flex for a wall. They will break on the roof.
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The main pisang ceylon corm from last year will be planted in the ground in a few days.
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Looking great Matt. I got my own pisang ceylon last year and i underestimating how colourful the foliage underneath and p-stem are, its a beautiful banana, how have you found your dwarf red faired over winter months indoors.

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Looking great Matt. I got my own pisang ceylon last year and i underestimating how colourful the foliage underneath and p-stem are, its a beautiful banana, how have you found your dwarf red faired over winter months indoors.

Keep up the good work my friend, looking forward to seeing the updates.
Thanks mushtaq, they are nice right! and seem to pup well. The dwarf red got some decent growth over winter even though it was never repotted. Hoping your plants are/will look just as healthy!
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Awesome job Matt!....



The Dwarf Cavendish will take off in no time!.....Definitely transplant the Pisang Ceylon to the ground!.....It will take off quick too!....Pisang Ceylon is a very beautiful Nana plant!.....



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Thanks Hector! That one is next.
After tilling, adding better soil and manure the dwarf red is planted.
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Finally the dwarf orinoco is planted!
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Woohoo!.....Dwarf Red and Pisang Ceylon transplanted to the ground!....Looking good!.....




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I have a blue java in my green house for two years now and have to keep cutting it back to avoid the eight got celing should be ready to flag about now it does well over winter in the unheated greenhouse a dc in the same house. Fares poorly and dies back about febuary each year low temperature is around 45. On cold nights
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I forgot how much water they take. They weren't growing but the problem is fixed. New leaves are out & it's already in the upper 80's low 90'sF.

This one turned out to be a dwarf orinoco


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Looks good Matt! It should take off fast for you. It's mother has a nice bunch hanging.
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Matt,
They look good. Even my Banana plants in the Arboretum are starting to put out Pups. Hopefully I will see Flowers this summer.

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Thanks guys!! The Raja Puri has a leaf in the making
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Not too exciting but the basjoo survived another year with no protection. After I thought it was a goner (frost killed it back to the ground) I cleared out the GH &shut the power off for a week or two during the coldest part of Jan. Today I noticed the pup. pics soon!
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