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Old 10-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just picked my first bunch of ripe bananas!

The first of the Orinocos that bloomed in June has one yellow banana in a bunch of 18 naners--so it really only took about 4 months. Not bad! I was expecting 6 months. Now I just have to wait for the second Orinoco and my Raja Puri to get ripe.

I also have an Orinoco that just bloomed that I will experiment with some ways of getting it thru the winter--not a big bunch, so it won't matter much if they do not make it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CONGRATS!! please post pics !! must have been so exciting lol
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I just picked my first bunch of ripe bananas!

The first of the Orinocos that bloomed in June has one yellow banana in a bunch of 18 naners--so it really only took about 4 months. Not bad! I was expecting 6 months. Now I just have to wait for the second Orinoco and my Raja Puri to get ripe.

I also have an Orinoco that just bloomed that I will experiment with some ways of getting it thru the winter--not a big bunch, so it won't matter much if they do not make it.
Oddly enough...my orinocos ripen after 4 months whether its on the plant or in my garage.
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I'd like to know what you think about the flavor and texture.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Congrats- glad to hear.............. Are these full size Orinoco's or dwarfs? How long did it take from planting to bloom?

I hope early next fall I will be bragging too.
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Yah!! Congrats!
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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WOOT WOOT! Awesome! Congrats!

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Oddly enough...my orinocos ripen after 4 months whether its on the plant or in my garage.
That is good to know---do they taste the same?

I ate the ripe one already--Will get a pic as soon as the next one turns!
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Congrats- glad to hear.............. Are these full size Orinoco's or dwarfs? How long did it take from planting to bloom?

I hope early next fall I will be bragging too.
I have had these bananas (reg Orinocos) around for many years --maybe even 20, but never knew you had to get them thru the winter to get a bloom until last yr. A friend told me to wrap them, so I did and two of them bloomed early last summer. I did get a bloom once before when we had a winter without a bad cold spell, but the bloom was in the fall.

I will be wrapping a couple more stems this fall.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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