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Old 10-07-2019, 04:21 AM   #261 (permalink)
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Musa Dwarf Gros Michel Highgate keeps pushing out the new cigar leaf!....She keeps growing nicely!....I can't wait to transplant her to the ground!....


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Musa Patupi (Kokopo, Vudu Papua) Mat #1 keeps growing nicely!.....She should be flowering soon!.....Up front, the beautiful AeAe Manini started to pick up the growing pace!....


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Hey Hector thanks for the update!

Are there two patupis in that photo? Looks like the main plant plus a plant/pup 3/4 the size of the main plant directly behind. I noticed it in an earlier photo you posted but thought it was a mirage.

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Are there two patupis in that photo? Looks like the main plant plus a plant/pup 3/4 the size of the main plant directly behind. I noticed it in an earlier photo you posted but thought it was a mirage.

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Just a thought- maybe you could contribute to the wiki and put pictures of the tu Ghia and other varieties. Since I thecked last the only picture of tu Ghia is a big, massive, tissue culture.
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This is what happened to my Tissue Cultured FHIA-2 Mona Lisa plant!....She just flowered not even at 5 ft. tall!....Normal (Real) FHIA-2 Mona Lisa flowers, blooms approx. 8-9 ft. tall!.....She has been growing on the same environment conditions as my other Nanas!.....Also, she took almost 2 1/2 years to flower!.....


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Wooohooo!.....Finally!....I received a big FHIA-2 Mona Lisa corm from Dan (bananimal)!.....Thank you Dan for sending me a nice size Mona Lisa corm!.....Look at that color!....No doubts it's the real thing!....FHIA-2 Mona Lisa corm took a bath of water with bleach, then it was transplanted to a pot using pool filter coarse sand and lots of perlite mix as medium....Once she opens at least 4 new leaves, she will replace The TC FHIA-2 Mona Lisa for sure!.....


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Yeehaaaa!.......Seems she started to push out already!.....


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Musa Monthan is flowering again!....So far she has opened a 13 hands bunch, as the previous one!......This is the third Monthan generation!....This is not a coincidence!.......What a productive Nana Variety!.....Amazing!......


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Good to hear Dan has sent you the real FHIA-2, hopefully this one will get to 8-9 ft.
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looking good hector, just got my monthan this year. cant wait.

also just went to home depot to get some sand blast sand.
got it in a white bag that you cant see thru, its much more coarse than what you are using if your interested.
the sand has a mixture of fines and coarses, the larges I have see is half the size of a bb.
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Looks like that nanner trunk in the background kinder escaped!?!?!

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So are you going to leave the fake Mona Lisa in to ripen the fruit? Or are you going to obliterate it?!?
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LOL!.....That is the FHIA-3 Sweetheart mat!....Last FHIA-3 Sweetheart bunch was in the 85-90 pounds range!....A monster Nana producer!....





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Good to hear Dan has sent you the real FHIA-2, hopefully this one will get to 8-9 ft.



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Thank you buddy!....Wooohoooo!....Iím glad Dan sent me a big FHIA-2 Mona Lisa corm!....Itís growing fast too!....




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looking good hector, just got my monthan this year. cant wait.

also just went to home depot to get some sand blast sand.
got it in a white bag that you cant see thru, its much more coarse than what you are using if your interested.
the sand has a mixture of fines and coarses, the larges I have see is half the size of a bb.



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Monthan is an awesome, amazing Nana producer!....Once it gets established, it will start producing big, heavy bunches!....

Send me a PM about the coarse sand!....Iím interested!....Mines comes in a white clear bag that you can see thru too!....I think it might be the same that Iím using!....







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As I mentioned, I will wait for the FHIA-2 Mona Lisa to opens at least 4 new leaves before she replace the Tissue Cultured FHIA-2 Mona Lisa!...My main priority is to get the Real FHIA-2 Mona Lisa to the ground as soon as possible!...Also, I observed that the Real FHIA-2 Mona Lisa is growing way faster than the TC FHIA-2 Mona Lisa!....It’s not going to take long!.....






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That Nanner trunk in the background that looks like kind of escaped is a very tiny (8 ft. tall)......LOL!.....Musa Sweetheart pup!.....She was transplanted back in the mat, where she belongs!.....What a beast!....


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Woohooo!.....Musa FHIA-2 Mona Lisa is growing, pushing out fast!....Pictures for comparison!.....


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looking good hector, just got my monthan this year. cant wait.

also just went to home depot to get some sand blast sand.
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the sand has a mixture of fines and coarses, the larges I have see is half the size of a bb.
used the sand yesterday. coarse enough it was clogging the gun, which I figured.

BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS SOME LIME IN IT.
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Hector, I always love watching the progress of your banana plants. If it weren't for the weight, I'd 100% use your silica and pearlite combo for soil medium.

Let's get an update again soon please! Especially when it's winter here.. at least I can watch someone else's grow while mine are sleeping!
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Awesome Master Beam!.....





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Hector, I always love watching the progress of your banana plants. If it weren't for the weight, I'd 100% use your silica and pearlite combo for soil medium.

Let's get an update again soon please! Especially when it's winter here.. at least I can watch someone else's grow while mine are sleeping!


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Thank you!.....I will keep updating!.....My respect and appreciation for you guys Up North growing Nanas!....Zone pushers!.....







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