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Old 08-13-2008, 11:00 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

I have a Basjoo that has 2 pups at the moment. One is alittle over 1 foot tall from soil line to leaf tip (its got 3 leaves now). My question is should it be 1-2 feet tall as I described? OR, should it be 1-2feet tall not including the leaves (pseudostem only)?

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Jared why do you separate and plant by the mother instead of just leaving the pup attached? DoI need to separate these pups and plant by the mother or just leave them attached for the 3 to 4 plants per mat ?
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I would stagger the height of the pstems on that mat and remove two of them so it would have that little one and a bigger one. Look ahead, if they are all the same height you will have a big demand for nutrients (poor yields) and a lot of banana fingers all at once!
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

Hello again to one & all, Thanks for the replies to my 1st post.
So now I am asking another beginner question. My seemingly rapidly growing Dwarf Cavendish had one 1 inch diameter 4 inch tall follower yesterday and this evening has 3 more shoots but they are all very small so far.

How many do I want to keep? When do I detach them? etc.
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

LoL

Sounds like you've doinked yourself with the shovel handle a few times.

I've been doing this in such a rudimentary way. Basically lining the shovel up and applying my body weight until that distinctive crunching sound has passed and then wiggling the babe loose. I'm just now beginning to make compost, in a ditch, so it will be a good while before i have any usable material. been contemplating grabbing some cow pies from the dairy up the hill to help out or pass the time.

Now i can amend my practice though. Thanks for the info.
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I just bought a Super Dwarf Cavendish. There are 3 stalks/plants in the pot. Should I separate them into different pots. If yes, how should this be done? Just cut it off/dig it out at the root level in the soil, as described by MediaHound?
They are all about the same height (about 1 foot each). Does it matter which one is the mother plant?
Any suggestions would be appreciated as this is my first banana plant.
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

great how to for us beginners

But can some one give a tutorial like that for my Musella Lasiocarpa??

What is the difference between a pup and a suckling??
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great how to for us beginners

But can some one give a tutorial like that for my Musella Lasiocarpa??

What is the difference between a pup and a suckling??
they both mean the same thing, its actually sucker though, um theres also 2 types of suckers.....water suckers(NO GOOD.....DESTROY THEM) and Sword Suckers(GOOD.....these are what u want to keep)
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

I've given away dozens of bananas to friends and family over the last few years digging them up at the end of the year and storing them through the winter.

I've never thought of transplanting them during growing season. Is this a good idea with our current 90+ degree weather? I have quite a few pups already, and if this will help them propogate even quicker, I'm all for it!
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.....water suckers(NO GOOD.....DESTROY THEM) and Sword Suckers(GOOD.....these are what u want to keep)
hi there, how can you tell what is a water sucker and sword? I have two 2ft. tall pups and one little guy about 4 inches tall (which has stayed that size for most of the summer, would that be the water sucker?)
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

The water suckers have broad (banana plant like) leaves. The sword suckers have several narrow (sword like) leaves, before they start putting out regular shaped leaves. I wouldn't destroy any of them. The water suckers will make perfectly fine plants. It just might take a little longer.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:59 PM   #92 (permalink)
 
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Hey thanks John! Leaving them all alone just makes my life easier. lol

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hi there, how can you tell what is a water sucker and sword? I have two 2ft. tall pups and one little guy about 4 inches tall (which has stayed that size for most of the summer, would that be the water sucker?)
Here is a thread that talked about sword and water suckers - very helpful info from all the contributors:
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:04 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

I do not know what kind of banana this is my question is should I take off the pups if there pups ? I have no idea.
I will try and attach a picture bare with me I just put this banana in the ground two days ago.
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I just moved the videos from page 3 of this thread to YouTube and updated the post. I also added those videos to the first post of the thread as well so they are not overlooked so easily, as they are pretty useful videos showing how to remove the baby banana plants.
This change also helps because the videos now play better on more people's computers, instead of being .wmv files, they are flash files now.
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

Can you split the pups before winter and store for spring planting? If so how do you store them.I read not to remove pups but my plants never got higher than 5'.This winter I will leave 1-2 plants together but would like to save the rest for next spring. We have pretty cold winters here in PA so any help? Thanks
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Just read this now old post, but wanted to comment that for anyone contemplating removing pups and planting them on, this is an excellent reference. Thanks MediaHound!
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

If anyone's still watching this, what do I do if the pups are only and inch or two away from the main stalk of my ice cream? I think I already buggered up 2 or 3 pups...
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Default Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

ok i figured i would get better responses on this thread rather than creating a new one. ive had my basjoo for 2 ful summers now and its pretty big. you can look at my pics but i would say the p stem is about 6 feet or so.
at the moment i have it in a pot thats too small for it, but i was wondering why i havent seen pups yet, and when i can expect this.
is it just too early in its life? or the small pot? whats the dealio?!

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Hey Chris, and welcome. I have a basjoo that's been in the ground here for two summers, probably a year old pup when I bought it. This summer, it produced 3 pups, the largest being about 10 inches tall. Depending upon the actual age of your basjoo, I'm thinking it could be too young, but I'd be more inclined to think it may be due to small pot size. I'm assuming you bring the plant in for the winter, but I think if you transplant into a larger pot with enriched soil in the spring, you'll see those pups you are looking for. Mine was showing a small pup when I pulled back the mulch this past spring, and two more were produced this summer. I'll wait until they're a bit bigger next summer before removing them though. Hope this helps a bit.
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