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Old 08-15-2006, 12:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I have never been able to keep M. beccarii (var. beccarii) alive and seem to always have difficulty with pure M. mannii.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:39 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I killed a rajapuri. Got 2 now just in case.

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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ive got 1 super dwarf cavendish
1 dward orinoco
and 3 double mahois- going to trade 2 off for other types of plants!

im a citrus freak, started with vegetables a few years ago, and its so darn hot here the veggie garden is languishing. but the frooties love it.

ive killed seedling citrus, and one cutting of fig.
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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here in central alabama.....all overwintered in the ground (between 1 to 25 years)

orinocco (25 yrs in the same spot!)
saba
kanderian
k....something
nam wah
textilis
ornata clone 1
ornata clone 2
ornata royal purple
ornata royal pink
ornata macro
laterita
basjoo
sikkimensis
mannii
red stem
mufan (sp?)
burmese blue
laos species
pace
goldfinger
raja puri
ensete glaucum
musella lasiocarpa
coccinea/uranoscopus
itinerans
pisang ceylon
dwarf cavendish (new this spring)
bordelon
praying hands
roho (very marginally hardy)
red iholene (planted this spring)
nagensium (planted this spring)
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I'm impressed! Now you've gotta tell us how you over wintered all those in zone 8.

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....trial and error LOL

most bananas have to be cut down after the first hard freeze. hardier types like sikkimensis and basjoo i just remove the crowns. i mulch for the winter and most come back by spring. velutina reseeds to the point of weediness!

i can tell you that cavendish, roho/zebrina are marginally hardy. 'royal red, beccarii, ele ele, and tuugia dont seem to be hardy at all.
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Default Re: What varieties of Bananas do you Raise??

I've killed a few this year, and added a few to my collection.

Orinoco (tall and dwarf)
Brazilian
Goldfinger
Ice Cream
FHIA-03 Sweetheart
Raja Puri
Hua Moa
Kandrian
Jamaican Red
AeAe
Dwarf Lady Finger
SDC
California Gold

musa basjoo
musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'
musa velutina
musa mannii
musa 'African Red'
musa nagensium 'Florale Noire'
musa paradisiaca var seminifera 'New Bhutan'
musa cheesmani
musa laos species
musa 'Royal Pink'
musa xishuangbannaensis (itinerans var. gigantea)
musa 'Royal Purple'
musa thomsonii

ensete ventricosum
ensete glaucum
ensete ventricosum var. 'Maurelii'

musella lasiocarpa

I'm sure I'm forgetting one or two. Guess that's what the edit feature is for!
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Lets see,I have

basjoo (1 mat)
Saba (1 plant)
Rajapuri (1 plant, plus a new pup)
Little Prince (5 plants)
thomsonii (4 plants)
rubinea (9 stems in one 3 gallon pot)
Musella lasiocarpa (1)
ornata purple flower (1 tiny seeding)
acuminata ssp zebrina (1 plant)
one unknown little one from a Taco Cabana in San Antonio, which the clump was soo chlorotic and tiny, I had to rescue it just to see what it was

Thats all for the moment, until I get a few more from Gabe. LOL

Zac
And now I have all of those plus

xishuangbannaensis
beccarii

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