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Old 09-15-2017, 01:45 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Bet you were wanting to know what happened Me too! I am working on the other side of the country while my plantation gets battered by a hurricane. I brought my family with me. Still no power back home, and we just got potable water today. I haven't seen any pictures of my older plantings, but I am sure it's all layer down. Thankfully, I had someone put my 2000 potted plants for the nursery into the house, so they are fine. A friend sent me these pictures. I have never seen this land flood in the 12 years I have lived down here.

Flooded fields by Nicholas Larsen, on Flickr

Flooded fields by Nicholas Larsen, on Flickr

Flooded fields by Nicholas Larsen, on Flickr
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Old 09-15-2017, 02:23 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Better now than later when you have 3000 huge bunches hanging!!

I hope everything is ok Nick. So glad you didn't loose all those potted ones. 2000 plants would be no minor loss!!

Thanks for the update and hope everything recovers quickly!!
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I think it will dry out in a couple of days and the plants will be OK. Keep us posted as to what is happening.
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:47 AM   #44 (permalink)
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So after much thought, I have decided to take my field nursery out of the back yard. I have different objectives now after figuring out what works and what doesn't work in terms of bananas and plantains.

I have decided to change my business model and only grow plantains commercially, and to be specific, dwarf plantains. I have zero problem selling plantains and I sell every plantain that I grow in 1 hour every two weeks. The backyard will be planted in late-season Avocados. Which grow fairly well along the lake.

I plan to have my backyard cleared of bananas by March.

If there is something that you are after as far as specific variety, PM me
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Dwarf Brazillian
Gros Michel
Pisang Klotek
Pisang Ceylon
Tall Namwah
Dwarf Namwah
Raja Puri
Blue Java
Hua Moa

I also have available
Tall French Plantain
Dwarf Superplantain
Harton Comun
Giant Plantain
African Rhino Horn
Pisang Raja

But they have a reprieve for at least a few more months after the ones are gone from my house.
How neat that you've been able to focus on what works for you. I'm a bit older and still don't have it figured out. Thankfully I probably have, genetically, another 22 years or more to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Now that I'm finally getting plants out of pots (took me over 2 years to figure out where to put them), I'm up to adding more varieties to my "stable" but the Yankee in me hates asking prices; I've recently begun testing my wings with dickering here in FL but it's very alien to me. If it's not too much trouble, could you put prices on pups in your listing? And perhaps add a zip if peeps want to pick up? I won't be driving more than 100 miles RT until after the 1st of the year so you might run out before then. Hope so for your sake--not mine.

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it might be beneficial if you gave us your general location. many have plants to give away or modest prices. pm pukpukz. he is in Louisiana. he has many varieties, good prices. haven't heard from him since the last hurricane that hit Louisiana, but he is still selling on ebay. also sddarkman619 is selling right now, good prices and many good varieties.

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