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Old 10-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, my foray into growing bananas at my current location is coming to an end in the near future. I had been operating on leased land and the owner is choosing to end the lease to convert the land to something else. My best guess is sugarcane since the price of sugar has gotten so high that you can generate a great deal of money there. As a temporary measure I will be planting 100 plants in my backyard. I have learned that I am fairly good at growing Hua Moa so I'm going to stick to that variety. I may bring home some giant plantains as well. Some time in the future I am going to seek a long term lease or perhaps purchase a small parcel.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bummer. Good luck in your future banana ventures.

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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... Some time in the future I am going to seek a long term lease or perhaps purchase a small parcel.
What size patch of dirt are you looking for?
I may know somebody in that neck of the woods.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What size patch of dirt are you looking for?
I may know somebody in that neck of the woods.
2-3 acres preferably within 5 miles of Pahokee.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nicolas,

I'm very sad to here that. I guess I thought it was your land. I really hope something works out for you. I have really enjoyed hearing about your ventures. I know you'll still be growing but just the thought of your large scale exploits was cool. Hope something comes up soon. Please make sure you post some final pictures before you remove everything.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Land doesn't come up for sale very often here unless it is very small quantities (0.25 acre) or 500+ acres. I hate to say it but you just kind of have to wait until someone dies who has kids that want to liquidate. It's far easier to just lease a piece of land and try to get a long term lease. You are looking at perhaps $4000/acre for a 10 year lease.

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I'm very sad to here that. I guess I thought it was your land. I really hope something works out for you. I have really enjoyed hearing about your ventures. I know you'll still be growing but just the thought of your large scale exploits was cool. Hope something comes up soon. Please make sure you post some final pictures before you remove everything.
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So my days are numbered at Hole-in-the-Wall. Figured I'd share some pics from the final days

2 Hua Moa flowers on the same Mat


Maricongo bunch


A planting of enano común


Hua Moa almost ready for harvest


FHIA-17 finally flowered after 20 months
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That sucks man hope your new spot does even better.
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For every step back is the first step in a new beginning. More often a new door opens and you come out better...Good luck
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So that's what a banana field looks like when it is getting knocked down.
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You might find bit of land under the large power lines. The problem is the power company is not responsible for any damage if they have to work on the lines and you have to worry about mistaken herbicides sprays. Might be cheap if you can chase a deal down.
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You might find bit of land under the large power lines. The problem is the power company is not responsible for any damage if they have to work on the lines and you have to worry about mistaken herbicides sprays. Might be cheap if you can chase a deal down.
Down here they require you to have a ludicrous amount of insurance. The main issue down here is find a warm spot to grow plants with relatively decent soil.
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