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Old 05-03-2015, 01:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Pisang Klotek

Some observations and differences between Pisang Klotek and Pisang Ceylon ( two different mats but not too far from each other with same growing conditions) in my yard are:
- Pisang Ceylon pups a lot more, while my older PK mat rarely sends out a pup)
- Pisang Ceylon fruits at a shorter height
- Pisang Ceylon has smaller bunches ( my last Pisang Klotek bunch had over 175 delicious bananas)
- Pisang Ceylon pups tend to lean more

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Old 05-03-2015, 07:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Dan, my PK is doing well. I purchased what was marked as a Mysore from Lowes last year but it has no red at all so I'm not for sure what I got there. But your PK has a lot of red in the stem just like the mysore I saw in the South Pacific.
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some tc mysores dont have the red in them
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Hard bump on this thread...

I have a Pisang Klotek that I obtained from CountryBoy1981 over in Baldwin County in early summer of 2019. Thanks CB! I'm not sure who he got it from and he's not very active on the blog so hoping that he got if from either Momoese, Crazy Banana or Hyrdroid in Gulf Shores.

The PK made it through our winter and is now about 6 feet tall. Its at least 12 months old. This thing is very slow growing compared to my namwahs. Wondering how tall it needs to get before throwing a flower and if I have a good chance to get it to fruit this year. Any tips pertaining to this culture would be great i.e. fertilizer requirements (High, medium, low), watering, etc.

I checked Momoese's gallery and he has probably the best collection of photos of this variety. If anyone has a full length photo of the plant with flower/fruit, please post it up!
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Hey Akula, I think Country Boy got his PK from me. I got mine from Charles aka Darkman and he got his from a guy in Florida, maybe they will chime in here. We have PK out here in the Marshall islands and they are very tasty.
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Thanks Hydroid!

Did you get your PK to fruit over there in Gulf Shores? I reviewed all the posts about PK and everybody gives it a thumbs up for taste. Just hope it can flower this year!
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I don't have any photos handy, but I got PK from the original source, Momoese. It makes wonderful fruit, but I got rid of it because it is so darn tall. I think the shortest p-stem height mine every fruited at was 12' for the original mother plant, and the rest were always 14-16' and usually would collapse under their own weight without propping of bunches, or get blown over in hight winds. I think mine were particularly tall because they were crowded and searching for light. I was sad to remove them from my yard because there were my favorite variety to eat, but they were just too difficult to manage in my small, crowded yard, and it got to the point I could get a ripe bunch because they would collapse prior to ripeness and I couldn't prop them at the height they got, when so crowded.

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If you have plenty of room to space them so they get good light, they should fruit shorter, but probably will still need propping. If you have the space, PK is fantastic for flavor and absolutely worth growing. I just wish there was a dwarf version!

It's a resilient plant that grows very well and doesn't mind cool weather. But hardly anything is as tough as Namwah, so that's maybe not a very fair comparison.

I grew PK and Pisang Ceylan side by side for years. They were indistinguishable in height, flavor, or anything else. I know Crazy Banana noted some differences, but neither of us have enough replication to say anything definitive about whether they are the same variety or different. Personally, I think they are the same.
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Akula….my PK struggled the first few years in the winter, so bad I thought it was completely dead, but then somehow it got hardy and started pupping nicely. If I were home am sure I could get it to fruit but I spend so much time here in the Marshall Islands am never home and my son has his hand full keeping up with my plants, haha. I think the PK is one of the prettiest with the red edging, just a beautiful plant. Out here the Marshallese call it "300" because it looks like it must have 300 to a bunch. Much better tasting than the other local banana here "Blue Java" is not that great tasting compared to PK in my book. Your mileage may vary. The PK is one of the best tasting Bananas I've ever tried.

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Old 03-28-2020, 08:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I've heard the same from everyone that's grown PK to fruition or tasted PK fruit from my garden, it's the best tasting banana. And I agree compared to all that I have grown or tasted elsewhere.

I have two mats now because my wife who has never liked bananas demanded that I grow more of them.

I don't have a problem with PK height here in Los Angeles. I did remove my Red Jamaicans and Hawaiian Apples because they were so tall the Santa Anna Winds were snapping them in half.
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Hey Akula, I think Country Boy got his PK from me. I got mine from Charles aka Darkman and he got his from a guy in Florida, maybe they will chime in here. We have PK out here in the Marshall islands and they are very tasty.
Correct. I got mine from hydroid. I think I may be too far from the Gulf to successfully get fruit on this one unless we have an extremely mild winter. I did have it in a bad spot in my yard and moved it to a new location last year so we will see what this year will bring.
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My Pisang Klotek got cut in half by hurricane Sally but I was able to harvest a small underdeveloped bunch that finally matured! The bananas are pretty dinky but "Yeah for me!" It does taste pretty cool! Not really like a banana at all. More strawberry apple combo. Very good! Hope to get another shot at this one next year.

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Old 12-29-2020, 04:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
 
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Congrats on the harvest!
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I am curious to know the difference between the 2 mysore types, Klotek and standard Mysore. I have only heard from one person regarding the difference and wonder if anyone can elaborate. I have both in ground, and they look almost identical, except mysore seems to be more rust colored on the stems, whereas Klotek seems to be more purple. Supposedly klotoek is an improved mysore, but I have seen no evidence that Klotek produces a bigger bunch, or tastes better. The person I got both from, says that in his opinion they both taste similar, but that standard mysore tastes just a tad bit better, and has a stronger berry flavor. Has anyone grown and tasted both?
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