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Banana Plants Wanted This is the forum where you may post about the types of banana plants you're looking to obtain, and in what quantities. Feel free to post a general "wish list" type thread where you list all the types of bananas that you're currently looking for, and continuously update it for best results.


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Old 04-02-2018, 01:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes, sorry, my last statement could have been misleading. I was referring to Namwah as what we know as Ducasse here in Australia. GM is rarely mentioned, but I'd like to change all that.
GM is much more sensitive to cool weather than Namwah. If you are truly in zone 10a/b, you will find that in your climate GM grows at half the rate of Namwah.

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It's [Namwah] known as Ducasse in Australia. I'm keen to try a Dwarf Duccasse I recently acquired from a forum member.
Definitely worth growing in zone 10. With good care and an "eagle-eye" for nurturing the follow-on year pup it will provide you with fruit every year.

BTW -- you and I are at the same latitude and distance to the ocean, N/S reversed.
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Definitely worth growing in zone 10. With good care and an "eagle-eye" for nurturing the follow-on year pup it will provide you with fruit every year.

BTW -- you and I are at the same latitude and distance to the ocean, N/S reversed.
My first GM will get top shelf treatment. Pity the polyhouse is only 3.5m tall, otherwise it would live in there.
At least I'm 35m ASL, above the frost line.
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I must say a big thank you to everyone that participated in this thread. A govt based agg department came through with the goods, a Big Mike arrived in a TC vial not long ago and it's going great.
Moving on to my next acquisition....
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