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Old 11-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A football size bud has been emerging from my dwarf Orinoco the last few weeks. Today I woke up to find it was completely pushed out and opening.



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Old 11-17-2009, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well it didn't waste any time opening! Looks like it almost choked.
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Congrats! How tall is the pseudostem? It looks like about 6 feet.
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Happy day!
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats! How tall is the pseudostem? It looks like about 6 feet.
Although it looks tall compared to the fence, it is in a raised bed. The p-stem height is 1.3 meter (4 ft 4 in).
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Woot woot! Awesome! Congrats on the bloom!
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that is too cool, congrats :^)
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congrats! Do you have to worry about getting it thru the winter now?
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It will require care. Here is what last winter looked like, this one is predicted to have about double the precipitation spread out over a period of months:

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Although it looks tall compared to the fence, it is in a raised bed. The p-stem height is 1.3 meter (4 ft 4 in).
That is awesome! I thought mine was a dwarf Orinoco but its about 7 - 8' right now. Maybe I didn't get what I wanted.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That is awesome! I thought mine was a dwarf Orinoco but its about 7 - 8' right now. Maybe I didn't get what I wanted.
Mine is likely shorter from living in a container most of its life.
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It will require care.
What kind of care will it need? Are you referring to rainfall?
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It will require love! Yeah? Congrats Richard, looks stunning
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Yes, and insuring that I don't over water it with respect to rainfall and watching the weather forecast for any unusual freeze like we had in 2007.
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Isn't dwarf Orinoco hardy to zone 7? Or are you concerned about the fruit, that it can't handle freezing?
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Congrats! The dwarf bananas are one of my favs because they are closer to reaching level which means easier picking, and the banana fruit are small and really convienent. But as with any fruiting banana, the sight is beautiful.

Winter may be comming, but it looks like you have something to enjoy.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Isn't dwarf Orinoco hardy to zone 7? Or are you concerned about the fruit, that it can't handle freezing?
Frozen unripe bananas are not on the menu here.
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... and the banana fruit are small ...
Several of the shorter cultivars (under 8 foot p-stem) produce fruit as large or larger than chiquita
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'll guess 36 fingers
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Congrats for that great flowering...In case of cold times have you imagined to overwinter the bud?I tried it here one year with a basjoo flowers(by wrapping the bud and using a Xmas lighting) and it has worked...
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