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Old 11-21-2019, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am trying to see if I can revive my container grown banana from last summer. I should mention, I live in zone 6. I cut it down in the Fall and let it dry out, removing all of the soil from the roots. I placed it in our garage which is insulated, but not heated, and dark most of the time. We are heading to Florida for three months right after the new year. We are flying down so I would like to package up the corm and send it so I can try reviving it in a pot on our deck in Florida. I should mention that the banana also had three pups when I cleaned it up. Since it is dried out, should I just put it in some peat and mail or UPS it? When we get to Florida, can I just put it in a pot on my deck and hope for the best? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2019, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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usps. priority box, pretty much how everybody does it. cheapest. where in florida?
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Thanks. Should I ship as is, or put in with some dry sphagnum moss? I have read some posts that say put a wet paper towel on the roots, but since it is already dry, hate to do that. Siesta Key, Florida.
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I wouldn't ship at all. I have something in mind better. here's why.

you going to butcher your plant and send it to a really good place to grow bananas for 3 months and then butcher your plant again and then send it back home. I don't think it will survive all that. even given the fact that it has to stay dormant for so long in your zone.

here's what I am willing to do. just before you fly send me a pm with your address and I will send to you a dwarf red in a 3 ft. priority box free, including shipping.
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I am trying to see if I can revive my container grown banana from last summer. I should mention, I live in zone 6. I cut it down in the Fall and let it dry out, removing all of the soil from the roots. I placed it in our garage which is insulated, but not heated, and dark most of the time. We are heading to Florida for three months right after the new year. We are flying down so I would like to package up the corm and send it so I can try reviving it in a pot on our deck in Florida. I should mention that the banana also had three pups when I cleaned it up. Since it is dried out, should I just put it in some peat and mail or UPS it? When we get to Florida, can I just put it in a pot on my deck and hope for the best? Thanks.
Where in zone 6 do you live?
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NW Pennsylvania, between Erie and Pittsburgh. Actually, we are right on the edge of zone 5 and 6.
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