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Old 08-16-2018, 07:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Is this a pre flag?? or pre pre flag?

I think something is happening with the slender monster.
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Does it look like a pre flag or flag? If not there is something seriously wrong with the leaves LOL! Thanks for any input.

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Old 08-16-2018, 07:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Is this a pre flag?? or pre pre flag?

Looks like a flag leaf, just have to wait and see what pops out next.
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Fingers are crossed!!! Thanks mike! This is so exciting
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Congrats,Which variety is it Matt.
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Thanks Mushtaq, it's the Manzano(apple). I haven't measured the p-stem in a while. I'm guessing it's about 8 feet.
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Probably a pre-flag leaf.
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The suspense is killing me. I hope it will last.😀
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This is in Ontario?
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Thanks everyone, @Island Brah- yes this is in Southern Ontario. There is another member on here who has a dwarf something about to send out a flower and he's 35 miles south.
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Wooohoooo!.....Congrats Matt!......Finally, Manzano it's flowering!.......After years for being the Christmas Tree, it's paying off now!......LOL!.......


Seriously, awesome job!.....My respect and admiration for all you guys growing Nanas way up North, Zone Pushers!......






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Old 08-18-2018, 11:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Nicely done, kaczercat!

Did you store it inside last winter?
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It'll be a small flower but I realize what to do for next time. For the past 2 years It has been growing year round in same container. It stays inside from end of Oct-goes out in May
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Aug 19 update
Here it comes
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Looks like it was the flag leaf after all!
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good thing you have high ceilings!
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Update
Now let's see if any bananas show up.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:12 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Wooohoo!......Nanas will start showing up in no time!......





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Old 09-04-2018, 07:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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First hand is showing, seven fingers!!
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