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Old 07-10-2010, 02:48 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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This plant does grow fast ! look at those pictures ! wooo thnx for posting them. flower should be here this fall it looks !!!!!! yeyahhhh - does anyone know what the fruit looks like from this plant?
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:18 PM   #62 (permalink)
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This plant does grow fast ! look at those pictures ! wooo thnx for posting them. flower should be here this fall it looks !!!!!! yeyahhhh - does anyone know what the fruit looks like from this plant?
I second the "what does the fruit look like?"! From what I saw in the wiki, it only fruits in zone 9 or higher. The bananas are not seedless but the wiki has no photo of the fruit.
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It over grow the pot ..decided to plant it in the ground ..
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I was wondering how long you were going to keep that poor thing in a pot. Now you'll really see some growth.

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Looking good, nice soil too.
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Last summer my big plant put up 2 pups, but all 3 froze to the ground last winter. The pups came back strong, but the mother plant did nothing. Maybe there was a flower in there when it froze, I didn't think to split the pstem to check.

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Last summer my big plant put up 2 pups, but all 3 froze to the ground last winter. The pups came back strong, but the mother plant did nothing. Maybe there was a flower in there when it froze, I didn't think to split the pstem to check.

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The Beautiful come back baby nice to see it strong again…following her is the reason I got my Thai.
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Wow!

Emily, thanks, that's sweet of you to say. I do have to admit that this is a favorite of mine, it has a look all its own. I don't even know if it produces edible fruit - and I don't care!!

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Just curious if anyone is growing Thai Black in the ground in cooler zones (zone 6-7) I want to see how you are dealing with cold issues and site prep.

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This was a great post. I'm growing Thai black and it has not grown very much at all. Perhaps that due to the site (shade). I believe it also needs some fertilizer. I have a Saba that growing like gangbusters but the Thai black is only 3 feet tall.

I know there are reports of this baby coming back in Zone 7B but I'm digging mine up for the Winter and storing it in the greenhouse.
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I`m also growing a Black Thai, but it`s still a baby. I`ll wait until I have some backup copies from it, before I try to overwinter it outside.
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I think if you give it a little time you should see quite a bit of growth with at least a couple pups. We planted one out last spring in pretty deep shade that had grown up to about 10 feet with two pups by the end of the summer. It went through a drop down to 25 degrees fine, but then we had a following freeze a couple weeks later with excessive amounts of rain following that seem to knock it back. We had to cut it back fairly close to the ground, now it's back to close to 9 feet with a couple new pups.

The initial plant was in a gallon pot with about a foot of growth, so it didn't start that big, but it may have been just a happy plant. I'm guessing most of the south and southeast is getting about the same growing conditions so far this summer if the Weather Channel reports are correct, so hopefully everyone's plants respond as well as mine.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:47 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I have a couple I planted in April,about 2-3" tall.
They are maybe 7-8' to the top of the tallest leaf now.


I plan on overwintering.

I will post some pics next week when I am home-mine are also off e-bay.

Edit-I just remembered I have a pic from 8-6-10






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Beautiful garden love the Thai Black,Siam Ruby..and Purple Castor bean..and Sago palm, washintomia palm ,please post more pics...
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Thanks Sobe-
here are some other pictures from around the garden,they are from a few weeks to a month ago-I will get some more of the Thai black next week.


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This is supposedly Itinerans????????????

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Wow, what a random thing to steal! Weird....and it kinda sucks. But to be optimistic about it, you might have stimulated an interest in them in plants!
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:44 AM   #77 (permalink)
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If they want a Thai Black banana plant they can steal mine, LOL! It doesn't like my zone very much.
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Stealing the leaf they did really put a damper on this plant,it is blooming now though.

The nice thing is I got to watch it for the better part of the season,the really nice thing is-that this is a small town and if I see it(the leaf) again heads will roll!
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Jim, I'd bet your itenerans is actually yunnanensis.

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