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Old 09-30-2010, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After last winter, I was not expecting any of my bananas to bloom this yr, but I was sitting in my yard this morning and noticed this banana that just started this spring had a huge bloom with over 80 naners already.

Here is a picture of it this past spring:

I will try to get a new picture soon.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow thats great keep us up to date what kind of banana is it.
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Great news, is it one of your Raja Puri?
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats!!
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Great news, is it one of your Raja Puri?
Yes, that is a Raji Puri. The mother plant was about 2 ft last summer when I planted it in the ground. It had grown nicely and I tried to protect it from the cold last winter--but I was not able to save the stem. It sent up a pup in the spring and the growth has been amazing! Leaves are almost 2 ft wide and over 6 ft long and it now has 92 nanners on the bunch!

Now the big job will be getting it thru the winter. We have had 2 cold winters--it is time for us to have a mild one!
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Yeah the Raja Puri I have is getting close in size to flowering, I hope it hold off till next year. I was able to take four pups this year from it though.

The winter was so bad here last year that I don't have any flowers. I sure hope we have a mild winter this year though.
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Nothing will put a smile like a bloom.let us know how they taste.maybe it will wait until next spring. I had one that could not wait and it bloomed so i made a make shift greenhouse with a light in it for heat the bananas are growing fast it has been in the lower 50s at night so ive been keeping the heat at night around 70 its a dwarfcavendishi dont wont to loose these guys they are large and there is 207 fingers on. sorry for my typing i have parkinson disease.

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Congratulations! I'm so jealous!
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