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Old 03-23-2019, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default My First Banana Plant! Alleged Ice Cream Banana

This is my very first banana plant ever. I bought it as a 3 gallon from a fruit tree nursery. I was told it was an ice cream banana though, after discussing with some helpful people on this site, there is a good chance it isn't the real Blue Java.

I planted in a prepared bed in August 2018. This is the first pup that came up maybe a month ago or so. Since, I've found two more that were still under some mulch. I'll take pictures of those and add them to the thread soon.

As the banana plant grows, flowers, and produces bananas, I'll post more pictures. Surely, I'll also be tapping the well of knowledge around here since I'm a rank amateur in the banana world.

Thank you, everyone!






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Old 03-23-2019, 05:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: My First Banana Plant! Alleged Ice Cream Banana

Here are some updated pictures from today. I included a 6" pot for a size reference. I believe the pups are all sword pups but I'm a newbie so please correct me if I'm wrong.

My tentative plan is to leave one pup, give one pup to a friend, and pot up the last pup to eventually transplant it at work so our nursery worker clients can enjoy some tasty bananas.





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