Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Main Banana Discussion
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2014, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

I like to get and have some Manzano's to have on hand once in a while.. Now Different hands are like the weather.. Some are Great and some are not so great.. Some have a hard center on the top center of maybe the top 1/4 of a Manzano. It tends to be the same for all fingers in a hand. In previous hands it was smaller on certain hands, so..

Does this have to with them picking the fruit to early?

Does this happen for people who grow them @ home?

Is this only associated w/ Manzano's purchased from a grocery store?

If a finger doesn't has this issue I'm all for that, my current hand I have is just fine, but the previous one had the issue stated above.. Thanks :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 04-15-2014, 12:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
keikikid's Avatar
 
Location: Hamakua Coast, HI
Zone: 11
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 52
BananaBucks : 16,883
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 88 Times
Was Thanked 88 Times in 27 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 14 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

While we are asking....
Is there anyway to prevent or reduce that tough core by better growing practices? There is a large neglected Saba mat here, on some bunches the core is unnoticeable, other fruits need a buzz saw to slice em!
keikikid is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To keikikid
Said thanks:
Old 04-15-2014, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by keikikid View Post
While we are asking....
Is there anyway to prevent or reduce that tough core by better growing practices? There is a large neglected Saba mat here, on some bunches the core is unnoticeable, other fruits need a buzz saw to slice em!
I know your serious, but reading this had me cracking up.. :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 04-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
servatusprime's Avatar
 
Zone: 10A
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 476
BananaBucks : 93,579
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 446 Times
Was Thanked 912 Times in 262 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 24 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by keikikid View Post
While we are asking....
Is there anyway to prevent or reduce that tough core by better growing practices? There is a large neglected Saba mat here, on some bunches the core is unnoticeable, other fruits need a buzz saw to slice em!
Yes I'm very curious as well. I've heard many instances of a corky center for namwah, but I haven't experienced with the ones I harvested a few months back.
servatusprime is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To servatusprime
Old 04-16-2014, 08:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

I thought we might have some input, but I think it may have to do with limited water in the diet of the plant in question where the fruit came from..
People on here have compared plants in their yard most recently Rob w/ better growth and fruit in the yard based on location and attributes of placement. That could be better soil, more sun, or more luck than anything placement near a water gutter drain. Whatcha think? :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Sponsors

Old 04-16-2014, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
servatusprime's Avatar
 
Zone: 10A
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 476
BananaBucks : 93,579
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 446 Times
Was Thanked 912 Times in 262 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 24 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

I have no idea really. I can make some educated guesses and postulate some theories, but I think one of the learned and wise on the forum should address this topic. I'm curious to the answer. However if I did have to venture a guess, I tend to think it would related to the variety and the conditions when the female flowers are first formed by the plant (before flowering). Call it a congenital condition if you will. I have nothing really to base that theory on or don't know how to test it easily. For all I know this idea could be laughable at best.
servatusprime is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To servatusprime
Old 04-16-2014, 05:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

The Banana Book mentioned Manzano & its hard spots are from not leaving the bunch on long enough, or cutting to early.
I didn't see anything about how to fix Saba or needing a chainsaw to cut them.. Hopefully its from the same cause.. :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 01:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
venturabananas's Avatar
 
Location: Ventura, CA
Zone: 10
Name: Mark
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,845
BananaBucks : 226,094
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,751 Times
Was Thanked 3,968 Times in 1,713 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 39 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

I don't know what causes the hard spots in Manzano. Many other varieties seem to get a hard core when they don't fill properly, for whatever reason, such as Namwah that have a "corky core". In my yard, it usually has to do with ripening over winter, when conditions aren't great for banana growth. I think anything that keeps them from filling properly can cause the hard core.
__________________
Click for Ventura, California Forecast

Last edited by venturabananas : 06-26-2014 at 12:48 AM.
venturabananas is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To venturabananas
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 07:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by venturabananas View Post
I don't know what causes the hard spots in Manzano. Many other varieties seem to get a hard core when the don't fill properly, for whatever reason, such as Namwah that have a "corky core". In my yard, it usually has to do with ripening over winter, when conditions aren't great for banana growth. I think anything that keeps them from filling properly can cause the hard core.
Well I think the "corky" thing is similar to pineapples that are grown in the cold being sour..
The Hard spots are always at the top of the fingers for me so is that the last part to develop?
I'd like to know why it would take a buzz saw to cut thru a saba as well..

And for those that are wondering the Hard spots I am talking about are in a Manzano, and from what I read in the banana book should not be grown in Hawaii or measures have to be taken to get decent fruit. It has to do with the soil there according to the book.. Its easier just to grow a Brazilian. :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 09:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
servatusprime's Avatar
 
Zone: 10A
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 476
BananaBucks : 93,579
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 446 Times
Was Thanked 912 Times in 262 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 24 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post

And for those that are wondering the Hard spots I am talking about are in a Manzano, and from what I read in the banana book should not be grown in Hawaii or measures have to be taken to get decent fruit. It has to do with the soil there according to the book.. Its easier just to grow a Brazilian. :^)
Does the book specify what's funky about Hawaiian soil? I might have a Manzano plant coming my way and I rather not grow it if I might have a similar condition.
servatusprime is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To servatusprime
Old 04-17-2014, 11:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by servatusprime View Post
Does the book specify what's funky about Hawaiian soil? I might have a Manzano plant coming my way and I rather not grow it if I might have a similar condition.
It is Hawaii specific or places have acidity soil, but said lime or dolomite applied annually should make the fruit edible. When one of the authors were doing research in PR they thought the Manzano was better than Brazilian till they got to Hawaii. It also stated that if you see a weak sucker knock it off. That goes w/o saying.. People get older & wiser.. I'd grow it just since once it flowers the fruit is ready much faster than Braz..
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)

Last edited by Abnshrek : 04-17-2014 at 11:21 AM.
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
ez
 
ez's Avatar
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Zone: 10b
Name: Ed
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,175
BananaBucks : 55,123
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,529 Times
Was Thanked 2,814 Times in 421 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 321 Times
Wink Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
I like to get and have some Manzano's to have on hand once in a while.. Now Different hands are like the weather.. Some are Great and some are not so great.. Some have a hard center on the top center of maybe the top 1/4 of a Manzano. It tends to be the same for all fingers in a hand. In previous hands it was smaller on certain hands, so..

Does this have to with them picking the fruit to early?

Does this happen for people who grow them @ home?

Is this only associated w/ Manzano's purchased from a grocery store?

If a finger doesn't has this issue I'm all for that, my current hand I have is just fine, but the previous one had the issue stated above.. Thanks :^)
Manzano fruit is sensitive to long periods of dormancy, temperatures below 60 will cause damage. The amount of damage depends on how many months of cold weather, the fruit will be drier than normal with less flavor or have a "hard center".

Cold weather fruit will have no apparent physical damage and in the spring the fruit will mature and look great until you taste it.

Sometimes because of their sensitivity to cold I had to harvest early to avoid severe cold fronts. The fruit was similar in taste and texture with random quality much like your description of store brought Manzano.


Quote:
Originally Posted by venturabananas View Post
I don't know what causes the hard spots in Manzano. Many other varieties seem to get a hard core when the don't fill properly, for whatever reason, such as Namwah that have a "corky core". In my yard, it usually has to do with ripening over winter, when conditions aren't great for banana growth. I think anything that keeps them from filling properly can cause the hard core.

I agree with you
Cold weather can affect the way banana fruit develops and in my yard it's the main reason for substandard fruit.
ez is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To ez
Old 04-17-2014, 05:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
keikikid's Avatar
 
Location: Hamakua Coast, HI
Zone: 11
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 52
BananaBucks : 16,883
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 88 Times
Was Thanked 88 Times in 27 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 14 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

OK, I did exaggerate a little about needing extreme power to get through the tough fruit.
But not much!
You all have a very good point about the stress.
The only obvious variable in the Saba patch here is water, as it has been completely untended to. Don't hate us for it, but extreme temps only upper 50's, 90 F. We do have dry periods here, even on the rainy side of Hawaii. Now that I think about it...Saba takes 7 months to ripen, so the current ripe and chewy bunch did set in a very dry, relatively hot time. The first bunch I tasted (I'm new here, the bananas aren't) was smooth and would have indeed set in the cool, rainy period. The neglected mat is on my neighbors place, but I did toss some Potassium on the part I see, as I couldn't bear watching the yellow creep up the leaves anymore. Will let you know if it has any effect on the fruit, in a year or so!

Last edited by keikikid : 04-17-2014 at 06:54 PM. Reason: fergot stuff
keikikid is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To keikikid
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
keikikid's Avatar
 
Location: Hamakua Coast, HI
Zone: 11
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 52
BananaBucks : 16,883
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 88 Times
Was Thanked 88 Times in 27 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 14 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

ps. Re Hawaii soil, although the soil quality is highly dependent on weathering , the type of volcanic activity that produced it also has an effect. My understanding is that it is all deficient in certain minerals, Boron being most frequently mentioned.
keikikid is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To keikikid
Old 04-17-2014, 06:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ez View Post
Manzano fruit is sensitive to long periods of dormancy, temperatures below 60 will cause damage. The amount of damage depends on how many months of cold weather, the fruit will be drier than normal with less flavor or have a "hard center".

Cold weather fruit will have no apparent physical damage and in the spring the fruit will mature and look great until you taste it.
Well I hope no one has had this problem w/ Raja Puri & Cold Weather.. My 3 hands look to be in pretty good shape, just had to clean up the ends.. :^)
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Old 04-17-2014, 06:51 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
keikikid's Avatar
 
Location: Hamakua Coast, HI
Zone: 11
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 52
BananaBucks : 16,883
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 88 Times
Was Thanked 88 Times in 27 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 14 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
Well I hope no one has had this problem w/ Raja Puri & Cold Weather.. My 3 hands look to be in pretty good shape, just had to clean up the ends.. :^)
Good luck with that! And keep us posted!
keikikid is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To keikikid
Said thanks:

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 04-17-2014, 08:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
venturabananas's Avatar
 
Location: Ventura, CA
Zone: 10
Name: Mark
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,845
BananaBucks : 226,094
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,751 Times
Was Thanked 3,968 Times in 1,713 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 39 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
Well I hope no one has had this problem w/ Raja Puri & Cold Weather.. My 3 hands look to be in pretty good shape, just had to clean up the ends.. :^)
I've only had one bunch of Rajapuri in my yard so far. Unfortunately, it did have a bit of the corky-core problem. I hope yours don't. The flavor was still good, and very similar to DB and tall Brazilian.
__________________
Click for Ventura, California Forecast
venturabananas is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To venturabananas
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 08:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
ez
 
ez's Avatar
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Zone: 10b
Name: Ed
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,175
BananaBucks : 55,123
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,529 Times
Was Thanked 2,814 Times in 421 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 321 Times
Wink Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
I like to get and have some Manzano's to have on hand once in a while.. Now Different hands are like the weather.. Some are Great and some are not so great.. Some have a hard center on the top center of maybe the top 1/4 of a Manzano. It tends to be the same for all fingers in a hand. In previous hands it was smaller on certain hands, so..

Does this have to with them picking the fruit to early?

Does this happen for people who grow them @ home?

Is this only associated w/ Manzano's purchased from a grocery store?

If a finger doesn't has this issue I'm all for that, my current hand I have is just fine, but the previous one had the issue stated above.. Thanks :^)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
It is Hawaii specific or places have acidity soil, but said lime or dolomite applied annually should make the fruit edible. When one of the authors were doing research in PR they thought the Manzano was better than Brazilian till they got to Hawaii. It also stated that if you see a weak sucker knock it off. That goes w/o saying.. People get older & wiser.. I'd grow it just since once it flowers the fruit is ready much faster than Braz..


You started this thread asking a specific question about Manzano and then you answered your own question with a book that you have read, I'm guessing you have read this book after your first post.

It's understandable that banana fruit can be affected by soil PH, my high alkaline soil is different than Hawaii and I don't have the same issue.

The fact that bananas need the correct PH to be able to absorb nutrients in the soil and that some cultivars are more sensitive to variations in soil conditions is true.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Abnshrek View Post
Well I hope no one has had this problem w/ Raja Puri & Cold Weather.. My 3 hands look to be in pretty good shape, just had to clean up the ends.. :^)
I hope you're RP fruit fill out and it doesn't disappoint you.

Last edited by ez : 04-17-2014 at 08:21 PM.
ez is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To ez
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 08:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
Happy Growing
 
Abnshrek's Avatar
 
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 158,839
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,427 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ez View Post
You started this thread asking a specific question about Manzano and then you answered your own question with a book that you have read, I'm guessing you have read this book after your first post.
Yes, I did I had the book sitting right next to me the whole time, but since its book of Hawaii's Banana's it wouldn't be there..
__________________
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2014, 08:53 PM   #20 (permalink)
ez
 
ez's Avatar
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Zone: 10b
Name: Ed
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,175
BananaBucks : 55,123
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 2,529 Times
Was Thanked 2,814 Times in 421 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 321 Times
Wink Re: What's w/ the hard Center in my Banana?

Quote:
Originally Posted by keikikid View Post
OK, I did exaggerate a little about needing extreme power to get through the tough fruit.
But not much!
You all have a very good point about the stress.
The only obvious variable in the Saba patch here is water, as it has been completely untended to. Don't hate us for it, but extreme temps only upper 50's, 90 F. We do have dry periods here, even on the rainy side of Hawaii. Now that I think about it...Saba takes 7 months to ripen, so the current ripe and chewy bunch did set in a very dry, relatively hot time. The first bunch I tasted (I'm new here, the bananas aren't) was smooth and would have indeed set in the cool, rainy period. The neglected mat is on my neighbors place, but I did toss some Potassium on the part I see, as I couldn't bear watching the yellow creep up the leaves anymore. Will let you know if it has any effect on the fruit, in a year or so!
Quote:
Originally Posted by keikikid View Post
ps. Re Hawaii soil, although the soil quality is highly dependent on weathering , the type of volcanic activity that produced it also has an effect. My understanding is that it is all deficient in certain minerals, Boron being most frequently mentioned.

How do you know it's low on K (potassium) ?

If the plant doesn't receive enough water then adding more K won't fix the problem. If any of the elements you mention are in short supply adding K won't make a difference.


This illustration shows the limiting factor, if any of them are in short supply then adding a different ingredient won't improve fruit quality.




Liebig's barrel illustrating how crop growth is inhibited if one nutrient is in short supply.



ez is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To ez
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaves turning yellow from the center? wolfyhound Main Banana Discussion 6 06-04-2013 11:38 PM
My banana plants are having a hard start in the sun. mattachu Member Introductions 7 04-23-2012 02:50 AM
Internet Addiction Center Opens In U.S. Richard Tiki Hut 12 09-06-2009 05:51 PM
Weird hard shell like growth around only banana tree bananabuddy Main Banana Discussion 8 08-12-2008 11:39 AM
HAVE:banana plants, some rare/hard to find Gabe15 Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 17 10-20-2006 12:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 PM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.