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Old 07-18-2010, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I purchased two banana plants from a reputable large nursery in California (Montery Bay Nursery). The preprinted tags said Musa 'Dwarf Orinco'. They were one gallon plants about 18 inches tall. Well, they grew and are now 15 plus feet tall. The good news is they are fruiting. The bad news is I don't know what they are. The fruits are not the same size, shape or color but the plants look very similar. Does anyone have an idea of what they are?




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Old 07-18-2010, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Not a dwarf Orinoco?

you know they don't seem to look like Orinoco . The last 2 pics look to me like ice cream , whatever they are congrats !
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Default Re: Not a dwarf Orinoco?

The fourth photo looks fine for 'Orinoco' (not dwarf though), but the 3rd photo actually looks like 'Brazilian', but since its dark and kind of fuzzy its hard to tell, it could also just be a funny angle and be the same as the other. Are those last 2 photos from different plants or the same one?
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Not a Dwarf that i see.. Orinoco :^)
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Congrats on the fruit!
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The fourth photo looks fine for 'Orinoco' (not dwarf though), but the 3rd photo actually looks like 'Brazilian', but since its dark and kind of fuzzy its hard to tell, it could also just be a funny angle and be the same as the other. Are those last 2 photos from different plants or the same one?
The last photo is the same two plants just before the flower opened. The plants look the same (height, color, leave size and shape). They are planted next to each other as I thought they were the same. The flowers in the last picture are different colors and the fruit are different colors and shape. They flowered together at the same time so a comparison should be easy to see. The big difference I see is one set of fruit is darker and smaller than the other but I am color blind.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Not a dwarf Orinoco?

Congrats on the flowers, Andrew! I'm sorry that I can't help with identification, but the yard looks awesome!
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