Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Main Banana Discussion
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,342
BananaBucks : 1,032
Feedback: 16 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,844 Times
Was Thanked 11,856 Times in 3,420 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,877 Times
Default Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

This mat has been growing there for over 15 years and is more than 100' long.
It does not get much sunlight and the spacing is very close, but it produces good size bunches without any fertilizers.
Normally a mat expands downhill more quickly and this mat has tried but there is just not enough sunlight,
so it has expanded along the roadside.
There was more than 40 bunches of fruit, that will probably never get harvested.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

Sun Dried Banana Bunch

[IMG][/IMG]

These were other plants growing with the bananas.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________



PR-Giants Photo Gallery



15,000+ Varieties

PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 09-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Worm_Farmer's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Zone: 9b
Name: Mike
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,533
BananaBucks : 20,190
Feedback: 14 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 5,326 Times
Was Thanked 1,824 Times in 679 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,866 Times
Send a message via AIM to Worm_Farmer
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Wow, that just looks awesome!
Worm_Farmer is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Worm_Farmer
Said thanks:
Old 09-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Portland, OR. USA
Zone: 7b-8a
Name: Tom
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 69
BananaBucks : 7,728
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,664 Times
Was Thanked 66 Times in 44 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 62 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Wow: Wish that was in Portland, OR. I'd take good care of them! Where is my machete? :-) Tom
brothertom2020 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To brothertom2020
Said thanks:
Old 09-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
PURA VIDA!!
 
2woodensticks's Avatar
 
Location: close to tampa florida
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 697
BananaBucks : 41,576
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 421 Times
Was Thanked 469 Times in 286 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 310 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

and you know they are great tasting..love finding the old mats here in florida{few and far between now}
__________________
got to love em..{neotropical rattlesnake..cascabell}
2woodensticks is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To 2woodensticks
Old 09-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
brod's Avatar
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Name: Brod
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 145
BananaBucks : 35,362
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 357 Times
Was Thanked 181 Times in 79 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 52 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

What variety are they
brod is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To brod
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 09-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Olafhenny's Avatar
 
Location: Penticton, BC, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Zone: Hardiness Zone 6
Name: Olaf
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,705
BananaBucks : 225,820
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,050 Times
Was Thanked 2,012 Times in 876 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 77 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Hi K J,

I have made similar observations when travelling in the topics and this shade tolerance or
preference seems to be especially true here in HZ6, semi-arid, with an annual precip. of about
14 inches. My ornatas have done better indoors, at least until X-mas, then during the summer
outside, even though I provided some shade there too, at least during the second half. So far it
is IMOEO inconclusive, if it is the sun (up to 16 ¼ hrs daylight and 9 ½ hrs average sunshine) or
the dry wind, which they do not appreciate.

By mid May, when all risk of frost is past, and I put out the indoor potted bananas, they are
immediately exposed to 15 ½ hrs of daylight with 7.6 hrs of average sunshine. They do not
seem to take it too well, at least initially, but relocation/replanting shock may also play a role.

In any case, they seem to do quite well when bunched up into a tight mat outdoors, where they
can shade each other or protect each other from the wind.

It is altogether a very interesting subject, which could use a whole lot of observation and input.

Best,
Olaf


__________________
The reason I joined this forum was to share experiences,
my own and those of others and to learn from them.

Olafhenny is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Olafhenny
Said thanks:
Old 09-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,342
BananaBucks : 1,032
Feedback: 16 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,844 Times
Was Thanked 11,856 Times in 3,420 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,877 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Quote:
Originally Posted by brod View Post
What variety are they
They looked like a mix of some Manzano and some Cavendish.
__________________



PR-Giants Photo Gallery



15,000+ Varieties

PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Old 09-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Mike
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 191
BananaBucks : 22,445
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 204 Times in 95 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

since it is a public road if someone was to climb up and cut down a bunch of fruit would anyone have any problem with that? I mean people go and get stuff off the roadside here all the time.
pushak513 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To pushak513
Said thanks:
Old 09-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
<div style="font-weight: bold;">&lt;div style=&quot;font-weight: bold;&quot;&gt;&amp;lt;div style=&amp;quot;font-weight: bold;&amp;quot;&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;di v style=&amp;amp;quot;font-weight: bold;&amp;amp;quot;&amp;amp;gt;&amp;a mp;amp;lt;di v sty
 
scottu's Avatar
 
Location: Bethlehem,Pa.
Zone: 6
Name: scott
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,192
BananaBucks : 3,421
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,595 Times
Was Thanked 857 Times in 368 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3,331 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

where is that? I'm hungry!
__________________
Viva La Banana

Last edited by scottu : 09-29-2012 at 11:06 PM.
scottu is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To scottu
Said thanks:
Old 09-30-2012, 12:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,342
BananaBucks : 1,032
Feedback: 16 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,844 Times
Was Thanked 11,856 Times in 3,420 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,877 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Quote:
Originally Posted by pushak513 View Post
since it is a public road if someone was to climb up and cut down a bunch of fruit would anyone have any problem with that? I mean people go and get stuff off the roadside here all the time.
I would pay to see someone climb a pseudostem and then try to climb down with a 100 lb bunch. It sure would make a funny video.

Thankfully no one drove by while I was taking the photos, they probably would have thought I was nuts taking photos of bananas, but I wanted to give you guys an idea of what Puerto Rico is like.

Bananas here are basically big weeds and platanos are the money plant.

If those bunches were platanos, there wouldn't be any fruit in my photos.
__________________



PR-Giants Photo Gallery



15,000+ Varieties

PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Old 09-30-2012, 02:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
Let there be light
 
Dalmatiansoap's Avatar
 
Location: Makarska, Croatia
Zone: 9
Name: Ante
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 9,123
BananaBucks : 555,885
Feedback: 10 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 6,475 Times
Was Thanked 8,316 Times in 3,002 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 713 Times
Send a message via Skype™ to Dalmatiansoap
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Is that becouse they last longer or?
__________________
https://abnb.me/AXJty518xib
Dalmatiansoap is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Dalmatiansoap
Said thanks:
Old 10-01-2012, 06:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
Yuri Barros's Avatar
 
Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 373
BananaBucks : 63,985
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 249 Times
Was Thanked 334 Times in 162 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

This is the proof that bananas do very well associated with Forest..........

As the same manner as Cocoa Farms..................

The most important thing to do when a place like this is founde is to measure PAR..............Photosynthetically Active Radiation................

A PAR Meter is a cheap device....................and one can measure the Light intensity.................

This device is commonly used by Coral Reef Keepers............to fix their Corals in best position in an aquarium...................

The Optimum for Bananas................as we see is not in the Full Sun............but they like shaded places....................

So........going in a more scientific approach..................knowing the PAR of these places may help to choose better places for our Banana trees...........

I like this thread................it looks like and old farm that was abandoned..........and the plants grows freely.................
Yuri Barros is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Yuri Barros
Said thanks:
Old 10-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4,342
BananaBucks : 1,032
Feedback: 16 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,844 Times
Was Thanked 11,856 Times in 3,420 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,877 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri Barros View Post
................it looks like and old farm that was abandoned...........
Sorry about that, I suppose my photos aren't worth a 1000 words.

Looks can be deceiving, this is a mountain road and the bananas are on the downhill side of the road. The slope beyond the bananas is about 60 degrees with a drop in that area of about 50 -60 feet, at the bottom there is a washout. The trees behind the bananas are much taller than they appear.

If you were to farm on a 60 degree slope, you're better off with the road at the bottom rather than the top.
__________________



PR-Giants Photo Gallery



15,000+ Varieties


Last edited by PR-Giants : 10-01-2012 at 04:49 PM.
PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Said thanks:
Old 10-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
Aspiring BUY LOCAL farmer
 
G.W.'s Avatar
 
Location: between flag leaves 34772
Zone: 9b
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 289
BananaBucks : 14,505
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 43 Times
Was Thanked 261 Times in 144 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 5 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dalmatiansoap View Post
Is that becouse they last longer or?
because someone would have taken them

actually that reminds me to go take a pic of a bunch on some roadside nanners here before someone lifts the bunch
__________________
winter winners, jackfruit, carambola, hua moa, d namwah, hak ip lychee with pink leaves 2 days before a cold snap eeeek!

Winter losers, kohala longan, misi luki, 80% jackfruit seedling loss

first bloomers, HUA MOA, DC, D NAMWAH, FHIA 17, KANADARIAN, RAJA PURI, M D NAMWAH

best bunch FHIA 17 , undisclosed

WORST BUNCH hua moa, 2 fingers
G.W. is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To G.W.
Said thanks:
Old 10-01-2012, 09:11 AM   #15 (permalink)
 
Yuri Barros's Avatar
 
Location: São Paulo - Brazil
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 373
BananaBucks : 63,985
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 249 Times
Was Thanked 334 Times in 162 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Jungle Roadside Bananas - No Fertilizer & Not Much Sunlight

Ok.........the old fram is discharge.................

But..........here in Brazil............there are a lot of Bannana sellers along the Roads.....................when these roads pass throgh Banana Plantations Regions...............mainly in Atlantic Coastal Forst.................

bananas a venda | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


There are few of them that plant some Banana Trees at the back side of the tent............the above pic show a Papaya...........but also we see bananas..................

???




Maybe when they leave the place the Banana trees grow freeely.............
Yuri Barros is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Yuri Barros
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the best fertilizer for bananas? fish2026 Main Banana Discussion 13 02-16-2018 09:35 PM
Best Home Depoot fertilizer for bananas? rich985 Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 32 07-13-2016 06:45 AM
fertilizer bananas claudey Main Banana Discussion 3 05-22-2011 03:48 PM
Jungle Lover guerich Member Introductions 15 08-11-2009 04:10 PM
How much sunlight/water for baby plants? fish2026 Main Banana Discussion 5 06-25-2007 10:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 PM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.