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Old 08-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like it. You'll know for sure in a week or so.
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Sounds good ! its my 1st , but i hope i can harvest before the NE frost comes in ...

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I agree -- it seems very likely you'll have a flower soon (if nature cooperates).
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Crossing fingers.
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Looking good, Congrats Ed.

Is it a Quadrano?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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here is to another warmer winter..i have three bunches that came in late
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PR its a Orionoco i belive , i was given to me from a friend .
Today my wife reports that something strange is emerging from the same Banana Plant ..

Now i am at Newark Airport waiting on my flight back home to FL.
Once i arrive i will inspect it and take some fotos and update .
Ok the big question is , if its indeed the Flower emerging , and we are at the end of August , would there be enuff time to harvest before the NE florida frost set in ?

Does it take 4 month before harvest ?
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Ed - didn't find you on the map - let the bunch hang and plump out as long as you can - protect from frost- you might get lucky.
I wrap my late bunches with frost cloth to extend hang time..but once the temp drops below 50 consistently the growing season is over.


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PR its a Orionoco i belive , i was given to me from a friend .
Today my wife reports that something strange is emerging from the same Banana Plant ..

Now i am at Newark Airport waiting on my flight back home to FL.
Once i arrive i will inspect it and take some fotos and update .
Ok the big question is , if its indeed the Flower emerging , and we are at the end of August , would there be enuff time to harvest before the NE florida frost set in ?

Does it take 4 month before harvest ?
Thanks Ed..
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Thanks i will do , im located in St augustine FL , if i remember correctly , the cold weather came in last year , Dec,Jan,Feb..

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PR its a Orionoco i belive , i was given to me from a friend .
Today my wife reports that something strange is emerging from the same Banana Plant ..

Now i am at Newark Airport waiting on my flight back home to FL.
Once i arrive i will inspect it and take some fotos and update .
Ok the big question is , if its indeed the Flower emerging , and we are at the end of August , would there be enuff time to harvest before the NE florida frost set in ?

Does it take 4 month before harvest ?
Thanks Ed..
Quadrano is an Orinoco, if you can take some measurements.

Circumference at 1 meter/ 39" & Pseudostem height.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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[IMG][/IMG]The flower is OUT !
I will post the foto soon , its going to be a close one , i hope i can harvest before the NE Florida frost .

I tastes bananas once fresh off the bunch at Going Bananas & they Tasted Awesome ! , they where Namwah .

So now i will fertilize with K Only Correct ? No N?

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Very nice! Good luck on beating the weather!
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My plan is to remove the bunch before the 1st frost , and eat the as Tostones ...i dont like Orionoco as desert banana.
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My plan is to remove the bunch before the 1st frost , and eat the as Tostones ...i dont like Orionoco as desert banana.
That's the best plan. Tried ripe Orinoco this year out of hand. YUK!

They are great for tostones! Don't forget the mojo!
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You know it like a poet Dan ! Tostones with a lil mojo@
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Looking good so far
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The Bananas are developing nicely !

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should i stop watering ? or continue as normal ?

thanks ! Ed,,,..
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we just got a bloom on a raji and will protect with a teepee when needed. it is short so not too much trouble. waiting for the praying hands and manazo to finish also. hope to get to enjoy soon. good growing and stay healthy.
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