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Old 09-22-2020, 05:45 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Holy crap! it does!!

It'll definitely be close!
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Now that the weather has cooled down just a bit the time finally came to get it down on the ground!

It had the biggest and fattest roots I've ever seen on a pup I've transplanted from a pot - and it was in an 8ga!
It has a nice thick stem and has put out tons of big boy leaves

Meet Rocketship
It's ready to take off now...



the hole is 3ft wide for reference



I put it in a nice fertile spot in my yard next to my Orinocos
Here's a comparison with the beautiful morning sun just coming in



I wonder how big it'll get before winter hits...
Did you plant it in the pot or is that edging?
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:05 AM   #44 (permalink)
 
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Great update photos. Wish both of y'all the best of luck. This is a variety that I hope to add to my yard in the future.
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Old 09-26-2020, 11:33 AM   #45 (permalink)
 
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Did you plant it in the pot or is that edging?
It's just edging to make it look nice and keep the grass from trying to grow over it.
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Rocketshiphttp://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=66614[/img][/url
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Don’t know about you, but I am noticing some similarities. Pumpkin strategy paying off in the end!

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Old 10-10-2020, 11:27 AM   #47 (permalink)
 
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Not bad!!
I wonder if yours having shade from another banana will give it an advantage.. or detriment!
Mine is in full sun all day... hmmmm... wonder how that would work
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Not bad!!
I wonder if yours having shade from another banana will give it an advantage.. or detriment!
Mine is in full sun all day... hmmmm... wonder how that would work
It is actually not in shade all day, just before about noon it is, at least until it gets big
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I hope you don’t mind me chiming in here! I wish I would have been paying attention all along! This looks fun! I’d like to say Go Go Joe! Go Go Joe! Sorry Valor_X!
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I hope you don’t mind me chiming in here! I wish I would have been paying attention all along! This looks fun! I’d like to say Go Go Joe! Go Go Joe! Sorry Valor_X!


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Go Team Joe! Good luck! Now you have to win....
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Well since you posted an update of yours I might as well put one as well!
Mine is starting to show some vertical growth
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They literally look almost the same! Looks great!

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I had to post this update... My Praying Hands has been growing like it's on steroids... Rocketship
Look at the size of this huge leaf that just opened this morning
I call it... MEGA LEAF

Look at how much height it's been gaining too!



My hand for scale
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Looks great! I guess the email notification that I got when you replied was sent to my junk mail, along with about 100 others
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An update! I have been too lazy to upload pictures, because instead of uploading pictures I prefer to go outside and care for the fruit trees and look at their growth.

It has been growing slowly, but it is growing, and it even made a pup.

But here the update is:







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Old 03-11-2021, 12:36 PM   #57 (permalink)
 
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Very Nice BBJ!! Yours is looking great!!

As you saw from my other post & for those that don't know, I was hit by the Texas Winter storm. I covered all my bananas the best I could. My Praying Hands was one of the ones I took EXTRA precaution with and covered it with several bags, a blanket, and topped it off with a huge plastic pot.

Weather has warmed up and it looks like it will be just fine!
I had left the dead material on to help insulate it further in case of any other freak cold fronts. Now that it has warmed up and it's growing I'm going to trim it so excuse the mess for now lol

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Here is an update

My Praying Hands has recovered very nicely and it's starting to pick up speed!
Even my Orinocos in the back need to catch up!

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They're going to jump. Nice I know you're happy
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Heck yes! You already know lol
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