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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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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 262994)
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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.
:nanadrink:

luisport 08-08-2015 12:46 PM

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That's another challenge here... a rainy winter...

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263023)
That's another challenge here... a rainy winter...

In our winters, sometimes it rains for weeks. If you plant yours in the ground,plant in a mound. That way it will not be sitting in water if the timing is off. If the ground drains well not as big of deal. My ground drains extremely well. I might still make a raised bed and plant there.
:nanadrink:

luisport 08-08-2015 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark Dragt (Post 263024)
In our winters, sometimes it rains for weeks. If you plant yours in the ground,plant in a mound. That way it will not be sitting in water if the timing is off. If the ground drains well not as big of deal. My ground drains extremely well. I might still make a raised bed and plant there.
:nanadrink:

Ha ok then, i have a good drain in my ground and he is all in a gentle slope. Whater never sits there.

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263025)
Ha ok then, i have a good drain in my ground and he is all in a gentle slope. Whater never sits there.

When the ground drains well, your plant will need much more water when the weather gets hot and the plant is growing rapidly. Watch your plant close and it will tell you what it needs. Just takes a little time to learn the language.
:nanadrink:

luisport 08-08-2015 01:46 PM

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Yes... i'm used to grow other fruits but not bananas. I will report what i get, and soon more varieties arriving!

Mark Dragt 08-08-2015 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263029)
Yes... i'm used to grow other fruits but not bananas. I will report what i get, and soon more varieties arriving!

Once I got the first one figured out I couldn't wait to get more. I currently have 7 different varieties and am still looking for more.
:nanadrink:

luisport 08-11-2015 05:17 AM

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Red dwarf

luisport 08-11-2015 05:18 AM

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Ice-cream

luisport 08-11-2015 05:19 AM

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Kat2 08-11-2015 07:01 AM

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Yup. You officially have a "Magnificent Obsession". Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I supposedly have a dwarf red something but the P stem is green so I suspect it's another type of something. But it is a Musa and it probably produces a dessert banana since that's the only type my source grows and bird doo plants can't occur in non seeded varieties.

luisport 08-11-2015 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Kat2 (Post 263158)
Yup. You officially have a "Magnificent Obsession". Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I supposedly have a dwarf red something but the P stem is green so I suspect it's another type of something. But it is a Musa and it probably produces a dessert banana since that's the only type my source grows and bird doo plants can't occur in non seeded varieties.

LOL, yes i officialy get it... and i will do my best to get them fruit! :woohoonaner:

JP 08-11-2015 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark Dragt (Post 263022)
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.
:nanadrink:

Or cut the pstem...

Mark Dragt 08-11-2015 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by JP (Post 263161)
Or cut the pstem...

Or cut the pstem. That is true.
:nanadrink:

siege2050 08-11-2015 12:13 PM

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If you cut the Pstem, watch out for cutting though the buds, I cut back my velutinas to bring in and I accidentally cut though 3 flower buds that would have bloomed soon :(

City Farm 08-11-2015 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 262993)
Hello everyone! I'm starting my banana plant colection with my first plant, one Rajapuri banana! :birthdaynana:


Yeah, me too!!:woohoonaner: we got 2 musa cavendish.. Although one had a rotten middle.. I am hoping to save it.. It is normally $30.00 it was on sale for $5.00..

City Farm 08-11-2015 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by siege2050 (Post 263012)
Uh oh, your going to get addicted, one turns into twenty lol

I'll take 20 in a split second!!

City Farm 08-11-2015 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by siege2050 (Post 263177)
If you cut the Pstem, watch out for cutting though the buds, I cut back my velutinas to bring in and I accidentally cut though 3 flower buds that would have bloomed soon :(

I just tapped the thanks button, oops that doesn't look right.. New to this site.. I think I

Kat2 08-11-2015 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by City Farm (Post 263193)
I just tapped the thanks button, oops that doesn't look right.. New to this site.. I think I

Tap away. Sometimes things get bit boring/slow here I think because newbies are reading and reading then afraid to ask the questions of the "gurus". Many of us are not experts either so ask/comment/start a conversation.

BTW. remember to welcome new folks in the member intro section and, if you think of it, go ahead and introduce yourself there so everyone can acknowledge you.

City Farm 08-11-2015 06:50 PM

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I have been reading. My only concern, at this point is the one plant that I purchased for $5.00 normally 30.00. The new growth was rotten. Hoping it will survive. Have you had any luck with that?
I was looking to start a new thread, but I haven't figured it out yet.

Kat2 08-11-2015 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by City Farm (Post 263203)
I have been reading. My only concern, at this point is the one plant that I purchased for $5.00 normally 30.00. The new growth was rotten. Hoping it will survive. Have you had any luck with that?
I was looking to start a new thread, but I haven't figured it out yet.

I had one die a year ago; I still mourn it. Oh, I've lost other plants other than Musas over the years but only 1 banana. Sometimes you can't save them. How to save it? Do you have a picture of it? You can post it to your gallery here if you do. (There are instructions under Site Help and Feedback.) And then start a thread about your puppy.

Starting a thread is easy. Why not begin by introducing yourself? From the main page click on Member Introductions. To the left of the Page 1, etc is a link for New Thread. Click on that. Type something in the title area then tab or mouse down to the open area and write something about yourself.

luisport 08-12-2015 08:10 AM

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Another one... Dwarf Cavendish. I will post the photo latter.

luisport 08-12-2015 03:23 PM

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And... a dwarf brazilian + double mahoi + cardaba! Great plants thank's to Markus Senger! Essbananen

Kat2 08-12-2015 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263279)
And... a dwarf brazilian + double mahoi + cardaba! Great plants thank's to Markus Senger! Essbananen

I think you need to add a list of your "first banana plants" to your signature. The Musa bug has bitten you hard. :ha:

luisport 08-12-2015 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Kat2 (Post 263289)
I think you need to add a list of your "first banana plants" to your signature. The Musa bug has bitten you hard. :ha:

Yes a big huge bite! I don't know how to do it...

Kat2 08-12-2015 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263290)
Yes a big huge bite! I don't know how to do it...

Click on user CP and add your plants in the signature section. You can get fancy with fonts and such but I didn't.

luisport 08-14-2015 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by luisport (Post 263155)
Red dwarf

I buyed this one here: http://stores.ebay.com/the-silent-se...w=banana+plant It's a great seller!

City Farm 08-14-2015 07:15 PM

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Thanks.. I'm on the prowl for more.. Think I found some for free... Waiting to hear back ..

Tytaylor77 08-14-2015 08:17 PM

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I bought my Mona Lisa from that seller. Purchased 1 but received 2 small TC plants stuck together. I was able to carefully separate them and both are doing great. :08:

luisport 08-19-2015 02:12 PM

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Dwarf Cavendish

luisport 08-19-2015 02:14 PM

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Dwarf brazilian


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