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Old 03-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #101 (permalink)
 
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Mitchel- I must thank you again for a wonderful contest. The generosity of members here on the board is fantastic.
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Congrats Patty - another lucky winner. Go for the PK. This time of year it should do well.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:15 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Congrats Patty - another lucky winner. Go for the PK. This time of year it should do well.
Dan, your "this time of year" statement is a bit generic. Patty is in Wisconsin and slightly different than Port St. Lucie. Patty's signature includes includes her Wunderground weather info and at 6:11pm it's showing a warm 33*F!!! Are you in a banana belt, Patty???

Even here in zone 9 I had a light frost this morning and was 35 at 7am.

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Old 03-09-2009, 07:04 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Hey Patty, nice job guessing! I know that you will find a nice spot for the new pup.

Thank you for a very nice contest Mitchell.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:50 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Mitchell, Thanks for the exitement for all of us!!!!

Patty............Atta Girl!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:06 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Thanks gang & thanks again Mitchel. And I thought my # was too high! Am hoping you all can help me decide what to pick. I already have a Raja Puri (8 inches TC) and I'd like something that tastes good. I'm thinking of Misi Luki maybe.
I don't know much about them. What would y'all pick??? And why?
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:57 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Patty, maybe you could work out a deal with the folks that run those domes (unless you plan on building your own - LOL) and get a Hawaiian Apple Banana (a big "bad boy", as Mitchel calls them) and see if they'd work out a deal for you to come visit it for free. Just a thought.

Otherwise, you probably do want to go with something shorter and hardier like Misi Luki since you already have Raja Puri. I'd pick the Psiang Klotex, personally (my pup from Mitchel died due to either under or over-watering when I had it in my shop last winter crowded with about 20 others), but I've got a tall greenhouse and milder winters than you.

Good luck with whatever you chose!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #108 (permalink)
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The Domes might charge me rent for taking in a nana LOL.
The name "Hawaiian Apple" sounds good. How do they taste? big "bad boys" don't scare me
My sunroom has 12 1/2 ft ceiling so I'm not worried there.
Which ones fruit fastest?
Hey, I could have a apple banana and a banana apple tree growing next to each other LOL.
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:30 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Patty, my greenhouse is 16' tall in the center and still not nearly tall enough. You've got to leave room for leaves!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:45 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Thanks Harvey
Is the PK real tall? I think I might pick that. But then what about Misi Luki? Is that good tasting?
(You should see me in a restaurant trying to pick something off the menu LOL)
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The wiki shows the PK to be shorter than Misi Luki but you better wait for Mitchel to answer more precisely. Both are considered to be great tasting, though I don't remember if I've tasted either (yet).
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As I said in the PM, I think you could grow the PK in your greenhouse, at least for the first year or 2 anyway. The Apples are way to tall! As for flavor the PK has been the best, but not the most consistent. The Apples have always been awesome even with frost damage.

I'm still waiting for my first Misi Luki flower, can hardly wait! Raja Puri is almost ready to ripen.....look out Taylor!
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Mitchel, you've been very generous with this & other "contests", but I'm wondering if I send a couple bucks more, could I sample a raja puri & a PK nana? I could ripen them here. I never had anything but the chiquita in stores.

Mike has a 18-19ft ceiling in his L room. My IC is in there now.
Or if anything, I could dig up & force them to sleep for winter.
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Mitchel, you've been very generous with this & other "contests", but I'm wondering if I send a couple bucks more, could I sample a raja puri & a PK nana? I could ripen them here. I never had anything but the chiquita in stores.

Mike has a 18-19ft ceiling in his L room. My IC is in there now.
Or if anything, I could dig up & force them to sleep for winter.
Let me make sure I understand you, you would like to sample the fruit before deciding on a pup? If that's the case you know I have Raja Puri that's getting close, but the PK is at least 5 month's from picking green to bag ripen. If you want to wait that long to sample both fruits that's ok with me, I just thought you might want to get started growing something while you have some good weather.
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Thanks again Mitchell for a wonderful contest! Congrats Patty on the win!

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Mitchel, I meant if you could send a nana of each along with the pup. If they are still green I could let them ripen(?) You mentioned that those 2 are ripening. 'twas just a thought Not to taste them to decide on a pup LOL

You & Harvey mentioned that my ceiling won't be high enough for winter growing...
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Or if anything, I could dig up & force them to sleep for winter."
Winter '07 - '08 I did Frank's method of putting the IC to sleep.
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I'm narrowing down to either Misi Luki or Pisang Klotek. I'll let you decide Mitchel since PK might be too big unless you cut it.
Still watching weather for temps above 35. Let me know how much for shipping & I'll send a check.
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I can hardly wait, Mitchel!
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The Almost Agonising thing is that I origenily was going to put 200 but I thought that it would be to high. But Ya win some and Ya loose some. Congrats Patty!
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I'm narrowing down to either Misi Luki or Pisang Klotek. I'll let you decide Mitchel since PK might be too big unless you cut it.
Still watching weather for temps above 35. Let me know how much for shipping & I'll send a check.
Ok, let's think about this. The PK that's blooming right now has 13 feet of PS and the top leaves are about 23 feet tall.

My Misi Luki that I got from Pitangadiego has yet to bloom and is currently at 9 feet of PS and 15 feet to the top leaf. Pitangadiego says 10-12 feet of PS for him so if that's true then the leaves will top out at 18-22 feet on this plant.

Basically it's the same difference. Another thing to consider is that my first PK plant did not grow this tall. It seems that as the matt becomes more established they have grown taller. I have to wonder how tall the Misi Luki will get after a few more years of growth?

I'll leave you to ponder that info.

About the fruits, I went and looked at the Raja Puri today and they still need some plumping, but I'd be happy to send you some when they are ready though. The PK fruits won't be ready to pick green for another 4-5 months.

Ok the ball is yours again! Lmk
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