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Old 04-07-2021, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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New year, tns of exciting stuff going to be happening in the backyard this year! Currently have nine racks of banana in various stages of ripeness, and a lot of trees still to flower. Itís going to be good


First of all, I planted SH-3640 High Noon in a full sun spot with plenty of mulch:





I also planted the real deal FHIA-2 Mona Lisa:





As well as the Green AeAe:





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Current bunches of bananas:


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And I have a blossom end rotted dwarf Cavendish bunch not worth posting a picture of


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Old 04-07-2021, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Hey ďJoeĒ! Nice to see you back posting again! WOW! I am so genuinely impressed! Your plants look amazing! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing some more pictures!
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Agreed, looks awesome!!
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Wow! Major crop. Congratulations.

Can you put together some comparison pics (profile, pstem, flower, whatever else looks interesting/different) with descriptions (height, circumference) of your RP and Dwarf Brazilian? You have them both flowering at the same time so would be great to get some comparison info. since these two are suppose to be quite similar.

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PS What are those green things photo bombing the banana pics? Young papayas?
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Hey ďJoeĒ! Nice to see you back posting again! WOW! I am so genuinely impressed! Your plants look amazing! Keep up the good work! Looking forward to seeing some more pictures!

Thanks! Just been out in the yard a lot instead of posting!
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Wow! Major crop. Congratulations.

Can you put together some comparison pics (profile, pstem, flower, whatever else looks interesting/different) with descriptions (height, circumference) of your RP and Dwarf Brazilian? You have them both flowering at the same time so would be great to get some comparison info. since these two are suppose to be quite similar.

Thanks BBJ!

PS What are those green things photo bombing the banana pics? Young papayas?


Thanks, all the work starting to pay off!


The Dwarf Brazilian flowered a lot shorter than its supposed to (stunted?) so the height factor wonít be accurate, but Iíll be happy to post pics comparing them!

Yes theyíre papayas! I am eating the ones the papaya fruit flies arenít
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Its all looking great I would like a PR Morado....actually I'd be over the moon if any of mine flowered!!!!
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Looking great Joe! How is your praying hands doing?
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Great job Joe! Looking good.
The blossom end rot might be a result of low calcium. Or too much water, as calcium is absorbed when the soil is dry.

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Its all looking great I would like a PR Morado....actually I'd be over the moon if any of mine flowered!!!!

Thanks! Itís so exciting when it finally fruits!
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Looking great Joe! How is your praying hands doing?

Itís growing slowly but surely


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The blossom end rot might be a result of low calcium. Or too much water, as calcium is absorbed when the soil is dry.

Thanks for the tips! When we hard-boil eggs, Iíll dump the water on the plant if that would do anything.
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The jungle is back in swing

Lookin awesome as before
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You can dry your eggshells and run through a coffee grinder.. or use a soluble hydroponic supplement such as Cal-Mag.
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Great pix Joe ! Thanks for sharing. I am considering planting some bananas between houses similar to where you green AeAe and Manzano appear to be. I was concerned about the hours of sunlight they will get. But yours seem to be doing well. Out of curiosity, how many hours of sunlight do your bananas get between the houses?
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Great pix Joe ! Thanks for sharing. I am considering planting some bananas between houses similar to where you green AeAe and Manzano appear to be. I was concerned about the hours of sunlight they will get. But yours seem to be doing well. Out of curiosity, how many hours of sunlight do your bananas get between the houses?

No problem! I'm not super organized like that, so I don't know how many hours they get. But, they get sun from when the sun rises above the roof to when it sinks below, so...... If I were you, tomorrow I would go outside every hour or so and see how long there is sun. Also keep in mind that the suns rays don't have touch the ground to hit the plant if the plant is tall enough to catch them.
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Update


I harvested a bunch of Tall Namwa, pictured with a 14 inch Tramontina (which I highly recommended)







There is a lot of damage on this bunch, but all the squirrels that did this damage are now dead.






This was a complete suprise, Pisang Ceylon is blooming!




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Orinoco keeps filling






PR Morado






Tall Namwa, two bunches. Again, most of the squirrels that did this damage are now dead











Green AeAe





Dwarf Cavendish bunch was harvested and ended up tasting like a crappy store bought banana (didn’t ripen properly). After these two pups fruit this mat gets replaced with something else.





Raja Puri. Ananas keep filling





FHIA-2 Mona Lisa doing amazing!






SH-3640 also doing awesome!





Virupakshi growing very fast and strong






Dwarf Namwa popped out a small bunch:








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Nice looking gourmet garden you have there!
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