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luisport 08-08-2015 07:49 AM

My first Banana plant!!!
 
Hello everyone! I'm starting my banana plant colection with my first plant, one Rajapuri banana! :birthdaynana:

luisport 08-08-2015 07:52 AM

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luisport 08-08-2015 07:53 AM

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Jamie p 08-08-2015 08:37 AM

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Congratulations!! Welcome to the banana community , I'm sure if your like the rest of us it won't be your last. It can become quite the addiction. Lol

luisport 08-08-2015 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamie p (Post 262996)
Congratulations!! Welcome to the banana community , I'm sure if your like the rest of us it won't be your last. It can become quite the addiction. Lol

Thank you! Yes for shure, if i get to growing them in the right way i intent to grow several varieties.

Kat2 08-08-2015 09:27 AM

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Oh, dear, welcome to the obsession. I bought a DC 2 years ago; I had to leave her when I moved. Now that I have my own piece of land, I have 9 varieties and am on the search for more.

luisport 08-08-2015 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Kat2 (Post 262998)
Oh, dear, welcome to the obsession. I bought a DC 2 years ago; I had to leave her when I moved. Now that I have my own piece of land, I have 9 varieties and am on the search for more.

Yes i'm starting to feal it... now i only read about bananas, trying to learn as much as i can. :woohoonaner:

crazy banana 08-08-2015 10:46 AM

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Congratulations.

Growing bananas in your yard is like eating potato chips - you cannot have just one. ;)

Jamie p 08-08-2015 10:49 AM

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At least you are n the right zone. I'm in zone 6 and producing fruit is a 2 to 3 year ordeal but I enjoy it. It turns into a neighborhood party when the bunch ripens lol! It's so funny how so many people find it interesting how bananas fruit. Bananas aren't to hard to grow and are very rewarding .

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 11:00 AM

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I hope that little plant grows well for you. I also hope that it is only the start of a great collection. With your grow zone, you can grow many of the plants out there. Probably all of them!

:nanadrink:

luisport 08-08-2015 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamie p (Post 263004)
At least you are n the right zone. I'm in zone 6 and producing fruit is a 2 to 3 year ordeal but I enjoy it. It turns into a neighborhood party when the bunch ripens lol! It's so funny how so many people find it interesting how bananas fruit. Bananas aren't to hard to grow and are very rewarding .

Thank you! Well lets see how it works... just hope to do everything alright or at least not too many mistakes.

luisport 08-08-2015 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Dragt (Post 263005)
I hope that little plant grows well for you. I also hope that it is only the start of a great collection. With your grow zone, you can grow many of the plants out there. Probably all of them!

:nanadrink:

Thank's! Well that's a big hope to me... but i still don't belive it. The winters are a bit long here, from November to March. The min temp is not so low, -3C is the lowest. Never snows. But it's a lot of time with temp 12C to 10C during the day and 6C to 3C at night. It's a tuff thing, that's why i want to make them to pass winter inside my home... :bananas_b

siege2050 08-08-2015 11:49 AM

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Uh oh, your going to get addicted, one turns into twenty lol

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263010)
Thank's! Well that's a big hope to me... but i still don't belive it. The winters are a bit long here, from November to March. The min temp is not so low, -3C is the lowest. Never snows. But it's a lot of time with temp 12C to 10C during the day and 6C to 3C at night. It's a tuff thing, that's why i want to make them to pass winter inside my home... :bananas_b

I have mine in pots this year and will be moving them into the garage for the winter. Next year I will plant the taller plants in the ground, then when winter comes, dig up and place them in the garage,or under the house. I am hoping for some pups before I start to experiment with overwintering.
:nanadrink:

siege2050 08-08-2015 11:52 AM

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I think I finallllllly got a real Raja Puri and it looks like yours, I hope so. I already have 2 unknown plants trying to get one lol.

luisport 08-08-2015 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by siege2050 (Post 263014)
I think I finallllllly got a real Raja Puri and it looks like yours, I hope so. I already have 2 unknown plants trying to get one lol.

Well that's good to know! Just hope mine is a real rajapuri! :bananas_b

luisport 08-08-2015 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Dragt (Post 263013)
I have mine in pots this year and will be moving them into the garage for the winter. Next year I will plant the taller plants in the ground, then when winter comes, dig up and place them in the garage,or under the house. I am hoping for some pups before I start to experiment with overwintering.
:nanadrink:

They don't get too bad/stressed for be digged up?

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263016)
They don't get too bad/stressed for be digged up?

When it gets cold out, they stop growing anyway. So you dig them up and put them away so they don't freeze. If you you store them where it's to warm they will try to grow again. So if you store them right, cool not cold, dark, they will store for months. Then when the weather warms you plant them back out. That is pretty much the nutshell version. I still have a lot to learn.
:nanadrink:

luisport 08-08-2015 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark Dragt (Post 263017)
When it gets cold out, they stop growing anyway. So you dig them up and put them away so they don't freeze. If you you store them where it's to warm they will try to grow again. So if you store them right, cool not cold, dark, they will store for months. Then when the weather warms you plant them back out. That is pretty much the nutshell version. I still have a lot to learn.
:nanadrink:

Ok, but with big plants you can't...

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263019)
Ok, but with big plants you can't...

The header in my garage is 7 feet. If the plant, pot, and a set of wheels under the pot is more than 7 feet, I will need to dig them up. I have one plant that will be a good challenge for me. I have a Tall Red that member buddy gave me that gets 18 feet tall. It probably will not get that tall in my zone, but much taller than 7 feet. This year it will still fit through the door. Next year I don't think so. I will have to dig it up and lay it on its side in the garage or drag it under the house. If I get pups from it before then I might try both ways and see what works best. I think the most important thing to remember is, when it's cold and the plant is not growing, it doesn't need water. That was a mistake I made with my first plant. If it's not growing, the roots will rot with too much water.
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