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Old 03-31-2013, 09:27 PM   #241 (permalink)
 
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I Bought 2 TC GM afew Month Ago , And they are Slowwwwwww Growers .

Cant wait to see these as big as the ones posted here..
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So there are other bananas with other names that are Gros Michel??
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Does anyone know the ultimate height of GM? I have read that they grow 7 metres! If that is true, they are giants!
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4.7 meters according to the USDA for Gros Michel
2.7 meters for Highgate
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My understanding is that Gros Michel, Cocos, and Highgate (and probably others that I don't know about) are members of the Bluefields group.

Like how DC, GN, and Williams are members of the Cavendish group.
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What features distinguish the various GM cultivars?
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My understanding is that Gros Michel, Cocos, and Highgate (and probably others that I don't know about) are members of the Bluefields group.

Like how DC, GN, and Williams are members of the Cavendish group.

Close. They are all members of the Gros Michel subgroup.

The main thing that distinguishes the different cultivars in the Gros Michel subgroup is their height.
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Gros Michel...boy is it slow to grow. But I really like the erect leaf architecture.

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I agree! Mine is so slow I'm about to pull my hair out over it. Thankfully I have some other varieties that are much vigorous and cold hardy too.
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From the wiki

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One of the first edible cultivars. Not recommanded for S. Florida.

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Yes I have seen that quote before. I just didn't fully understand what they meant behind it. I thought it was more about the cold tolerance. The only time I saw it grow really fast was last August/September when it is our most hot and humid time of year. It seemed like my other bananas slowed down a little during the more extreme heat, but the GM couldn't get enough of it. I've only had this plant for less than a year but I will have to see if this is a trend. I night end up replacing it if this keeps up. I want fruit!!!!!
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I Bought 2 TC GM afew Month Ago , And they are Slowwwwwww Growers .

Cant wait to see these as big as the ones posted here..
I have a few GM I am growing in Southern California and they seem to be growing very slowly for me as well. Some of my other varieties are doing much better.
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i just put 14 of these in the ground i can see about shipping overseas. i bought them from a villager here 10 plants in size from 4 ft to ten foot for 25 dollars.

let me know

and there is a supplier here that ships to usa with all certs i have never bought anything from him so dont know rep.

I will look up his/her info and post later.
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Ok found it

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and this is what they call them here


Musa (AAA Group) 'Kluai Hom Tong' Gros Michel Banana Plant

his prices seemed pretty steep but i am use to village prices.
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strike my last his prices are more than reasonable and i am getting some from him this week myself will take pic and post when they arrive.
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The ever popular Gros Michel. 11 months in the ground.

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Old 12-28-2014, 01:58 PM   #257 (permalink)
 
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The photos of 'Cocos' on Jon's website do not look like the real 'Cocos' to me. Granted, variations in environment can produce variations in morphology, but I'm not convinced it's the real 'Cocos' there in CA.
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Does anyone know if Jon has the real "Cocos" or not? Would be interested in getting one as I do not think I will be able to get the tall to fruit in my climate.
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Too Much Water !....

Looking Good .. I Think Its Will be Ready To Up-Size The Pot Very Soon .

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I Pulled My GM From Its Current Location Because Its Slow Growth Habit But I Did Save The Corm , And It is Sprouting New Pups ..

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Mine was growing pretty well but was knocked to the ground this winter. I really want a dwarf version since it will be easier to protect. I have a Veinte Cohol that I have been successfully protected in the ground with blankets and it got down to 22 one night.
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