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Hello everyone! I'm starting my banana plant colection with my first plant, one Rajapuri banana!
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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
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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
Thank you! Yes for shure, if i get to growing them in the right way i intent to grow several varieties.
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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.
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Yes i'm starting to feal it... now i only read about bananas, trying to learn as much as i can.
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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 .
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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!

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Thank you! Well lets see how it works... just hope to do everything alright or at least not too many mistakes.
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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...
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Uh oh, your going to get addicted, one turns into twenty lol
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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...
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.
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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.
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Well that's good to know! Just hope mine is a real rajapuri!
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They don't get too bad/stressed for be digged up?
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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.
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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.
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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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