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Old 11-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ok everyone if you could only keep one banana plant which one would it be and why.thats one only not two or three.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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That Football Club in your Avatar, isn't that the club with the best
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Okay, Musa Basjoo, it always comes back with some mulch, even after the
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I'm with Ron, on this one... Musa basjoo because of its hardiness. Not the prettiest banana, but definitely the most reliable for me so far.
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Gros Michel original strain. It performs well for me no matter where I have to live.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Enset Ventracosum Murellii its big its showy you cant beet the red leafs its hardy to zone 8 7 with care it can be a focal point as well as a background hedge the only draw back is no fruit
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Misi Luki: taste and productivity.
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I'm going to say DC or Gran Nain.. I'm flippin' for it... If I want color and only can have one banana it's going to produce. I can plant flowers or something for color :^) DC since I'll have a ton of banana's eventually since it pups like crazy lol
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Musa velutina. It produces fruit each year and ripens by fall. You can't beat the ornamental aspects of the plant.
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Im going with my dwarf cavendish. It makes alot of babies, and is one of the only fruiting bananas that taste great and wont grow out of a large pot.
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That Football Club in your Avatar, isn't that the club with the best
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Okay, Musa Basjoo, it always comes back with some mulch, even after the
bad winter we had last year.
Hi flying dutchman

Don't want to go off topic,but van der sar,is one of many great Dutchmen that have played for this great club.jaap stam,van nistolroy,ect.

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I guess it would be my mini super dwarf cavendish. It pups like crazy, it's blooming and if I could only keep one banana I suppose that means something happened to all my greenhouses. So I'd be out of space to grow one too! LOL......
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For a fruiting banana it would be the roll The Rajapuri

My second one would be the roll The Black Thai
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I would have to say a variegated fruiting banana like AeAe.
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Enset Ventracosum Murellii for me.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ensete Ventricosum Maurelii gets my vote as well.

I like the way it looks, mainly.
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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What a tough question! ..... very tough since I just changed my mind twice.
I guess I'd go with Sandy's logic and pick the SDC because it can live it's life in a pot indoors and hopefully bear fruit here in zone 6.


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Old 11-19-2009, 03:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I would probably pick Ensete ventricosum, not the maurellii but the plain Ensete with the red midrib, its an awsome banana to be able to grow in England and it is less likely to shred than others grown here.

My favourite at the moment is the Musa siam ruby but Ive yet to get one to a good size.
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I would go for old faithfull "tall orinoco" tough plant... fast grower...
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Great question. You can see it depends on your area. In Santa Barbara, CA I have had great success with my AeAe's. They have lots of babies and hopefully I will get fruit next year. The variegation is beautiful! The other reason I like them is the Hawaiian story/culture behind them (for royalty). Lastly, Hawaii is my next destination where I am planning on growing almost everything. What is there not to like about them? Out of my 60 varieties anyone that comes over stops and say's "what are these".
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Enset Ventracosum Murellii. So pleasing to look at and watch grow.
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