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Old 07-13-2009, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya Tall Bananas...

Hi All!

A new friend of mine in Washington State had a banana plant that reached 30ft. and fruited last year.
She is digging for pics as I post.
What Banana or Plantain cultivars would reach these heights?
Any info appreciated...I am digging throught the Wiki!
Will post pics when they come avaliable!

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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30' is tall. maybe saba. pictures, pictures, pictures. please
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30' is tall even for here. Giant Plantain and occasionally Maqueño get that big here, but only in bumper years. Other than that, you'll be looking at the Ensetes, not the Musas.
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Maybe she means 30' to the top of the leaves? I have Hawaiian Apples that tall if you count the leaves.
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Oh, if you count to the top of the leaves you can include a bunch more.
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I am relaying questions to her, via e-mail, as I field your responses.
She has good soil, near former volcanic activity. 9b area.
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"Banana made fruit last year, very small bananas and I cannot remember if they were red or yellow.

No red in the stem, and the 6 foot tall new one this year has a 2 1/2-3 inch wide base on it so far...I do not recall how big the base got on last years.

30-plus feet with the leaves..and the leaves grew 4 to 5 feet long at least...maybe longer The original plant has died off."

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looks like basjoo
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Ya, looks like M. basjoo to me to. I have seen them pretty tall, not 30ft, but tall. Bananas should always be measured from the ground to the top of the pseudostem when reporting a height.
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Bananas should always be measured from the ground to the top of the pseudostem when reporting a height.
Unless its in a container
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