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Old 06-22-2017, 09:12 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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I purchased a plant from you on eBay and it's taken off very nicely in spite of any missteps on my part. From what I understand, I'll need to put it in the greenhouse here in Oakland for the winter, but I'm very excited about it! A beautiful plant!
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Nice plantain I am missing this one.

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Nice plantain I am missing this one.
That's my favorite banana and the highest yielding plantain we grow. It also does really well when grown in a pot, we had an average height of under 6'6" feet while producing 35 grade A size fruit.

Many plants will produce nice size bunches at shorter heights when grown in a properly sized container. Here's a container grown Manini that flowered at 7'4".

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That's my favorite banana and the highest yielding plantain we grow. It also does really well when grown in a pot, we had an average height of under 6'6" feet while producing 35 grade A size fruit.

Many plants will produce nice size bunches at shorter heights when grown in a properly sized container. Here's a container grown Manini that flowered at 7'4".
The French red and Manini and not often found for sale here in USA
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I removed a bunch of pups from this stellar plant 8 Hands over 100 Fruit
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French Reds were shipped on Saturday and should be delivered today, Monday.

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from the lands of Puerto Rico [I assume] very very professionally packaged. thank you.

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from the lands of Puerto Rico [I assume] very very professionally packaged. thank you.

Thanks for the pic, it looks like it was delivered in perfect condition. If you have the time it would be great to see what it looks like in a week or two.

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how about 3 DAYS? growing like a weed

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how about 3 DAYS? growing like a weed


If you want to see how a weed grows

go out to a jungle and catch yourself one of these Monsters.

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Never seen a variegated 'Monstera'
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If you want to see how a weed grows

go out to a jungle and catch yourself one of these Monsters.

pretty

not as pretty as this tho. turning into a monster. one week 3 days from arrival. probably put her in the ground after memorial day.



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Time to feed the Monsters.

Each of the weeds get 100 pounds of grass per week.

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This is the bunch harvested from the plant below, it was pruned to 4 hands with about 50 fingers. This high yielding cultivar has allowed us to more than double our per acre profit while growing the same amount of plants.






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I have Monstera fruit for the first time after years of trying. I’m just not sure when to barco.
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I have Monstera fruit for the first time after years of trying. I’m just not sure when to harvest.

As to the French Red plantain, mines about 6 feet now. So it’s still growing.
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As to the French Red plantain, mines about 6 feet now. So it’s still growing.
Congrats on getting fruit. A member gave me some monsters but the plants are still young, less than a year old but they seem like cool plants. Hopefully I get some fruit soon. The leaves get huge fast, they're over 40" now.
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Hello KEITH,

Do you have anymore French Red plantain pups ?

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Do you have anymore French Red plantain pups ?

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Haaaaa ,
I moved to SW FL, and I canít grow Musa where I live , but I miss my French Red Plantain Plant I got a few years ago from KEITH .

Would like to buy 2 Corms , I made room in my garden for them .

Iv been at the TF Forum ..

Take care Ed
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