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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 02-10-2011, 05:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Some of the Gold finger and Dwarf Cavindish Tissue Cultures are getting their 1st suckers. Do I simply take out any unwanted suckers from these plants ?
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Hi Narnia how old are your suckering tissue cultures

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Hi Narnia how old are your suckering tissue cultures
The Tissue Cultures we planted are about 2 years old now . The Gold Finger plants are very tall and have huge bunches.After ours were planted I read its best to plant TC deep-don't know why?? The suckers were but not the TC plants Now the G.F. being v.tall and bunches heavy nearly all of them are leaning . we have hard wood props -proping 'em up! I 'd post a pic but cant properly get the hang of posting pics of ........ hard wood posts for props.
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I am Curious how old were the Tissue cultures when they got their first sucker?

I have 2 X 2 month old Blue Java Tissue Cultures only about 7 cm high.
so wondering how early tissue cultures first Sucker?
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I am Curious how old were the Tissue cultures when they got their first sucker?

I have 2 X 2 month old Blue Java Tissue Cultures only about 7 cm high.
so wondering how early tissue cultures first Sucker?
Small TC bananas pushing suckers?
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I've been tasked to transplant these keikis. From reading this thread, I've learned that I have both water suckers and sword suckers. The water suckers are easily moved.

How do I detach these sword suckers from the mother tree in order to transplant them - or should I do this at all?

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I've been tasked to transplant these keikis. From reading this thread, I've learned that I have both water suckers and sword suckers. The water suckers are easily moved.

How do I detach these sword suckers from the mother tree in order to transplant them - or should I do this at all?

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Thanks. This is perfect.

I think it might be too early to ween'em, though. They're not leafy yet. They're about two feet tall and look like cones.

What do you think? I don't know if it matters, but these are apple bananas.

I'm going to try uploading a picture of what I'm working with. (We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by. hehe)



The picture came out a bit too small, but it will have to do for now. I'm short on daylight.

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Thanks. How'd you do that?
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Oh - I have just one more question about this same project.

I read somewhere that it is recommended that one plant four sword suckers per mat.

I assume there is a standard mat. Do you know what the dimensions are? If I plant these suckers about two and a half feet apart, would that suffice? I'm going for a diamond pattern, because I've been asked to make them into a blind.
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The only problem with planting them in some kind of order like that is...they might stay in that pattern but they'll lean, etc, towards the sun as well as away from each other.

Although I do not stick to any strict distance of plant separation with bananas because in general I don't feel like it usually and it's not what I 'go for' a minimum of six feet might be enough. Keep in mind the word 'might'. Just look at how big the mature ones are...look at one in the bunch, and how wide it is total (frondage), subtract half that distance/size and that'll give you an idea of how far on center to plant.

Hope that helps.
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The only problem with planting them in some kind of order like that is...they might stay in that pattern but they'll lean, etc, towards the sun as well as away from each other.

Although I do not stick to any strict distance of plant separation with bananas because in general I don't feel like it usually and it's not what I 'go for' a minimum of six feet might be enough. Keep in mind the word 'might'. Just look at how big the mature ones are...look at one in the bunch, and how wide it is total (frondage), subtract half that distance/size and that'll give you an idea of how far on center to plant.

Hope that helps.
Thanks. I'm fine with them leaning out. The trees in the yard have a wide range. I'll upload another picture.



If you look closely, you can see the ones I just planted and the edging I just put in. I'm peeling back the grass as I go.

I'm building up a blind to block the view of the bathroom and shower from the road.

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I read somewhere that it is recommended that one plant four sword suckers per mat.
That will give you a big mat quicker than letting a single sword sucker do its own thing, but it will make maintaing the mat much harder as each sucker will make suckers, and some will come out towards the other original suckers, making them hard to dig out without disturbing the other plants... You get the picture. I've done it both ways, single or multiple plants to start a mat. Personally, now I would only use single plants, not groups of plants planted close together. But it depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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That will give you a big mat quicker than letting a single sword sucker do its own thing, but it will make maintaing the mat much harder as each sucker will make suckers, and some will come out towards the other original suckers, making them hard to dig out without disturbing the other plants... You get the picture. I've done it both ways, single or multiple plants to start a mat. Personally, now I would only use single plants, not groups of plants planted close together. But it depends on what you are trying to achieve.
I see your point. I'm going for the density on this one, but I'll keep your suggestion in mind for future projects.
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I've transplanted them and I'm hoping that they survive. They're looking like they're struggling.

Here's a nice picture of the apple bananas that I cut down yesterday.



These are so good when sauteed in a little canola oil and served for breakfast with eggs over easy.
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