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Old 04-16-2018, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Continuing the original thread!, An Update Of My Latest 'Nana Plants!......Woohoo!....Finally!, weather, temp it's getting better!.....I started to transplant some of the Nanas in pots to the ground!.....


I will update the thread as I keep transplanting the Nanas!....


First one!......A very, very stellar and special Nana Variety!.....Currently growing very fast!.....Thanks Nick for make this to happen!.....I'm very grateful my friend!....All pictures taken on 04/15/2018.....

Tu'u Ghia!.....An AA Nana Variety!......https://www.crop-diversity.org/mgis/...4610-tuu-gia-0



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Then, I washed the transplanting hole with bleach and water.....I always do that with all my transplanting Nanas!....Just to be safe!....





Tu'u Ghia developed a very nice rootball in a short period of time!.....A fast, monster grower!....I'm very impressed!.....












Tu'u Ghia transplanted to the ground using pool filter silica coarse sand!.....







Then, I added on top, a layer of mulch, biochar (crushed wood charcoal), egg shells and coffee grounds.....







Go Tu'u Ghia go!.......Thanks for seeing/following the thread!.....


More updates are coming soon!......
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wooohooo Tu’u Ghia!! One of the best tasting Musa in the world!! I’ve been told by many Musa experts!

Also one of the rarest!!
I know it will grow great down there!

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Wooohooo Tuu Ghia!! One of the best tasting Musa in the world!! Ive been told by many Musa experts!

Also one of the rarest!!
I know it will grow great down there!

Go Tuu ghia go!!
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Never heard of this variety, but i will be looking forward to seeing the updates Hector , hopefully you get no hurricanes this year.
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Wooohooo Tu’u Ghia!! One of the best tasting Musa in the world!! I’ve been told by many Musa experts!

Also one of the rarest!!
I know it will grow great down there!

Go Tu’u ghia go!!

Finally bro!....We done did it!.....You are right!.....As by many Musa experts, members in here, Tu'u Ghia is one of the best tasting Nana in the world!.....




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Never heard of this variety, but i will be looking forward to seeing the updates Hector , hopefully you get no hurricanes this year.

Tu'u Ghia a very fast Nana grower!....Top notch Nana in taste!....Thanks my friend for the good wish!.....Crossing my fingers!.....



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Tu'u Ghia a very fast Nana grower!....Top notch Nana in taste!....Thanks my friend for the good wish!.....Crossing my fingers!.....



Good looking plant ... hope it does well. What is the plant's cold tolerance?
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Good looking plant ... hope it does well. What is the plant's cold tolerance?


Thanks Max!....As most AA Nana classification varieties, Tu'u Ghia is not cold hardy at all!...



Check this out!......'Tuu Ghia'



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So I would say the Tu'u Ghia is a solid zone 10 or 11 banana plant. Worst than a Gros Michel. ... Oh well may be you can send me a sample if you get fruit. I'm sure you can/will rub it in on the forum. ... hahaha .. Good Luck and keep it warm.
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HMelendez do I understand correctly that you sterilize the planting hole itself with bleach? Is it due to special conditions i.e. known and aggressive local nematode problem, bugs, etc.?

I'm familiar with cleaning pup corn/roots with bleach but first time I have read someone applying it to the hole.

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So I would say the Tu'u Ghia is a solid zone 10 or 11 banana plant. Worst than a Gros Michel. ... Oh well may be you can send me a sample if you get fruit. I'm sure you can/will rub it in on the forum. ... hahaha .. Good Luck and keep it warm.


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Amazing care!
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HMelendez do I understand correctly that you sterilize the planting hole itself with bleach? Is it due to special conditions i.e. known and aggressive local nematode problem, bugs, etc.?

I'm familiar with cleaning pup corn/roots with bleach but first time I have read someone applying it to the hole.

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I always have been using bleach to sterilize the corm and/or the transplanting hole, then let it dry for a couple of hours before transplanting the Nana plant as a *****preventive measurement!*****It is a reality that we got corm weevils, nematodes, etc. all over Florida!...

Also, *****as another preventive measurement, *****I always use clean coarse sand in all my Nanas or any type of "soilless mix" (sphagnum peat moss, rice hulls, pool silica coarse sand, perlite, etc.).....Plus it helps tremendously for......(Keyword)......AERATION!.........


Hopefully it helps!


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I always have been using bleach to sterilize the corm and/or the transplanting hole, then let it dry for a couple of hours before transplanting the Nana plant as a *****preventive measurement!*****It is a reality that we got corm weevils, nematodes, etc. all over Florida!...

Also, *****as another preventive measurement, *****I always use clean coarse sand in all my Nanas or any type of "soilless mix" (sphagnum peat moss, rice hulls, pool silica coarse sand, perlite, etc.).....Plus it helps tremendously for......(Keyword)......AERATION!.........


Hopefully it helps!


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Haha ... Seems like a little over a year ago I stated to use diluted bleach to clean corms and I shocked most every one (those that replied anyway). thought I was about to be Banned on the forum from the comments. ... So now about everybody is using bleach on their corms and those that were doing it have come out about it. ... Bleach will break down in a short while to chlorine gas, chloride, and water after it kills the little bugs. Years ago, I used bleach in my bath water to get rid of Red Bugs (aka: chiggers). Gone like instantly and no scratching for days like I've seen others have. OH, damn good for athlete foot too! I haven't had either or done it again in years since.

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Great looking plant! Good luck!

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I wouldn’t touch a corm that hasn’t touched bleach! About 1:4 diluted. I go through a lot!
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I hope all goes well with it... As far as taste goes, I have not tried it but would put Paggi up against just about any musa for flavor... Now you need to get that one grounded so you can do a side by side with this one... and let us all know, of course.
TY...1:4? I usually go with a half cup in a couple gallons and it seems to burn the roots. I am scared to go stronger. (I swish em around in there for a couple minutes, though)
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