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Old 09-19-2018, 02:02 AM   #181 (permalink)
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thank you. thot that the septic paper might help. was worried at first about it being non biodegradable. but when I have been repotting it tears apart [wet] before it tears roots. dry its very hard to rip. I like it.

saw the long brown part of the cigar leaf of your fhia-18 and it looked kinda like a hose. looked like if you could hooked up an iv bag to it...………….. well I felt like being a bit obnoxious. thinking dr. Jekyll and mr. hyde. or should we say dr. Melendez and mr. banana

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*****Patupi/Kokopo/Vudu Papua Update!*****




Patupi has been growing nicely!....Has been mentioned in the forum before, Patupi doesn't like to be wet at all!....Seems that Patupi prefer soil on the drier side!....I used pool filter silica coarse sand when Patupi was transplanted to the ground, as the rest of my Nanas!.....Patupi is approx. 5 ft. tall right now!.....



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So, I was really a long time out of tracks here. So many new cultivars I don't know anything about
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Your not the only one Ante lol, I didn't realise either with Hectors new varieties.
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Don't worry!.....You guys will catch up fast!.....LOL!............Trust me, there is a lot of surprises coming up!.....Wooooohoooo!........


I have been growing Patupi for almost 3 years now!.....Awesome AA classification, consider a short cycle Nana variety!.....





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*****An Update!*****



Pictures from 09/21/2018.....



Wooohooo!.....FHIA-18 Bonanza corm/pup made it!.....After a successful Nana surgery, FHIA-18 opened the first complete leaf!.....










Yeeehhaaaa!.....Nick (Hamakua) sent me some awesome TC seedlings Nana varieties!.....Thank you Nick!.....I really appreciate it!.....









From left to right: Iholena Ula Ula, Iholena Ula Ula, Vunamami, Iholena Luba and Blue Java.....Some of them, for me, are new Nana Varieties!.....











Some eye candy pictures of the Beautiful, Majestic and a Monster Plantain, The French Red!......French Red is approx. 9 ft. tall right now!.....French Red flowers/blooms approx. 12 ft. tall in my growing conditions!.....As reference, back fence is 8 ft. tall!.....












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Is that vermiculite?
That French Red looks fantastic!
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Are Iholena Ula Ula and Iholena Luba, dessert varieties, are they also sub species of Red iholena, also is Vunamami a dessert variety.French Red looks beautiful.

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It's not vermiculite!....It's a potting mix that controls the moisture for seedlings....I just added perlite to the potting mix!.....




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Are Iholena Ula Ula and Iholena Luba, dessert varieties, are they also sub species of Red iholena, also is Vunamami a dessert variety.French Red looks beautiful.

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Iholena Ula Ula and Iholena Luba they are consider cooking Nanas in the AAB genome group!....They are part of the Iholena Subgroup!.....

Ula'ula means Red Red!....Iholena Ula Ula is the most reddish of all Iholena group!....Reddish compare to the Red Subgroup Nana Varieties (PR Morado, Dwarf Red, etc.)....Like the French Red!.....A very, very rare Nana Variety!.....

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...n/01BEL0841174

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...s043120-luba-0



Vunamami is consider a cooking/dessert Nana Variety in the AS genome group!.....

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...801-vunamami-0




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It's not vermiculite!....It's a potting mix that controls the moisture for seedlings....I just added perlite to the potting mix!.....



I was thinking of FHIA-18 in first picture?
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That is pool filter silica coarse sand!......The soiless medium that I used for Nanas in pots or in the ground!....Has a bigger grit than normal/regular sand!....Keywords DRAINAGE and AERATION!.......




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Iholena Ula Ula and Iholena Luba they are consider cooking Nanas in the AAB genome group!....They are part of the Iholena Subgroup!.....

Ula'ula means Red Red!....Iholena Ula Ula is the most reddish of all Iholena group!....Reddish compare to the Red Subgroup Nana Varieties (PR Morado, Dwarf Red, etc.)....Like the French Red!.....A very, very rare Nana Variety!.....

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...n/01BEL0841174

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...s043120-luba-0



Vunamami is consider a cooking/dessert Nana Variety in the AS genome group!.....

https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...801-vunamami-0



Never heard of a AS Genome group is vunamami the only one in it, well done Hector absolutely fantastic :
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Never heard of a AS Genome group is vunamami the only one in it, well done Hector absolutely fantastic :

Thank you Mushtaq!


There is a couple more in the AS Genome Group.....All of them origin from Papa New Guinea (PNG)......

Musa Ungota (cooking nana),
Musa Vunamami (cooking, dessert nana)
Musa Kokor (cooking, dessert nana)
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Reference guide: Musalogue A Catalog Of Musa Germplasm, Papa New Guinea collecting missions 1988-1989......


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*****An Update!*****





Woohoo!......TC Nana seedlings started to grow!......Most of them opened the first leaf already!.....Thank you Nick for the awesome advices, suggestions!....Same to my bro Ty!.....


I'm excited to grow some new Nana Varieties!......Musa Iholena Ula'ula, Musa Iholena Luba, Musa Vunamami and Musa Blue Java!.....I will keep them growing inside of my house!.......Hopefully they get big and hardly enough so I can transplant them to the ground next spring!.......



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Woohoo!......TC Nana seedlings started to grow!......Most of them opened the first leaf already!.....Thank you Nick for the awesome advices, suggestions!....Same to my bro Ty!.....


I'm excited to grow some new Nana Varieties!......Musa Iholena Ula'ula, Musa Iholena Luba, Musa Vunamami and Musa Blue Java!.....I will keep them growing inside of my house!.......Hopefully they get big and hardly enough so I can transplant them to the ground next spring!.......



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Great indoor grow set up.
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Woooooohoooooo looking so good my bro! Your doing such an awesome job! All your plants are looking amazing!

My Vunamami is about a foot tall now! Growing great! I will try to put a pic of it on my Flickr. Nick is a master at TCing plants! Anytime he offers any for sale, get them!! I’m hoping I can continue to keep my Vun alive! I’m excited to see how it does! I have heard bad results from many guys growing it and how hard it is to grow. It is for sure different!

Amazing job my bro! Amazing French Red! You know it’s one of my favorites!!!
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