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 > Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics This forum is for discussions of banana plant health topics such as coloration issues, burning, insects, pruning, transplanting, separating pups, viruses, disease, and other general banana plant health and maintenance issues.


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 06-14-2009, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
aupoet's Avatar
 
Location: Lower Al.
Zone: Zone 8
Name: Aupoet
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 27
BananaBucks : 13,805
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 17 Times
Was Thanked 26 Times in 10 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

Hi, I am a first year banana grower and have an Ice Cream that is some 4 ft. tall now, growing outside in a partial shady spot. It has been growing quickly without any problems since I set it out back in March. It was putting out a new leaf yesterday and when I checked it today there was the new leaf all broken over and the stem has a soft, bruised liked, spot where the leaf broke over. There is no sign of chewing just a weak soft spot. Is this a disease or deficiency? If so what should I do to save my plant? I amended the soil last fall with lots of compost and rotted chicken manure that sat all winter before I planted the nana this spring. We had a good rainy spring and I put some 5 lbs of cotton seed meal around the base about 2 weeks ago. We've had no rain for over a week now so I watered it good two days ago. Should I cut this leaf off below the soft spot? It is a well formed leaf and full size. Should I try saving it by splinting it with a piece of wood? I am not sure how to upload photos to this site but I can take a picture of it if that will help and if someone can tell me how to upload them to this site. Thank you.
aupoet is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To aupoet

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 06-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
lorax's Avatar
 
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / Köppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 301,704
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,040 Times in 1,188 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

I'd cut the leaf - what you're talking about sounds like the kind of damage that happens when an animal jumps onto the plant and breaks the leaf. Cutting it will prevent it from rotting and spreading rot. I see this all the time with monkeys in/on my bananas, although I doubt that's what caused your problem.
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Old 06-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,937
BananaBucks : 114,088
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,243 Times in 1,245 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorax View Post
I see this all the time with monkeys in/on my bananas, although I doubt that's what caused your problem.
What, they don't have monkeys in AL?? LOL

Yeah, I'd just remove the leaf. Once they get broken off, they're basically done anyway. Unless it's the only leaf on the plant, I wouldn't worry about trying to prop/save it. And yeah, brown squishy areas are usually rot which can spread if it is not removed. Good luck...I'm sure it'll be fine, though.
__________________
BANANA RAVE!
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
lilraverboi@genxglow.com
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Old 06-14-2009, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
aupoet's Avatar
 
Location: Lower Al.
Zone: Zone 8
Name: Aupoet
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 27
BananaBucks : 13,805
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 17 Times
Was Thanked 26 Times in 10 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Pinwheel Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate the help and will just cut it off and see how it goes.
aupoet is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To aupoet
Old 06-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
CookieCows's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Zone: 6-7
Name: Deb
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,182
BananaBucks : 71,752
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,347 Times
Was Thanked 696 Times in 393 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 159 Times
Default Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

I had a problem like that the end of last summer with my Saba. The leaves were as tall as the house and suddenly every new leaf started falling as soon as it unfurled like it had a weak spot. I never figured out what it was. I tried propping it up but like what was already said... once it was bent, it was done so I ended up cutting the leaves up into squares and putting in the freezer for cooking.

I'd be interested to hear updates as you go along to see if it stops!

Deb
__________________

CookieCows is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To CookieCows
Sponsors

Old 06-19-2009, 07:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
aupoet's Avatar
 
Location: Lower Al.
Zone: Zone 8
Name: Aupoet
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 27
BananaBucks : 13,805
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 17 Times
Was Thanked 26 Times in 10 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

Well it has happened again. On the same tree another new leaf was unfurling and I went out today and there it was bent over near the base of the stem with a soft spot. No sign of being chewed on and the other older leaves, it has 7, are still good and strong. I bought two trees last fall, kept them in the green house till this spring, and set them out. One is in full sun and not having any problems other than some sharp shooter bugs sucking on the new leaves. This one is in partial shade -it gets some 6 hours of direct sun a day. Can anyone help me?
aupoet is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To aupoet
Old 07-04-2011, 11:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Dirt Master
 
Location: Pensacola, FL South of I-10
Zone: 8b/9a
Name: Darkman
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,249
BananaBucks : 204,573
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 9,263 Times
Was Thanked 1,582 Times in 702 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 243 Times
Default Re: Soft area on leaf stem and fallen leaf

This question never received a good answer and now two of my plants have experienced the same thing. The leaves look perfectly fine except where they bent over. I thought it was wind damage. Does anyone have any ideas?
__________________
Darkman in Pensacola

AS ALWAYS IMHO AND YOUR MILEAGE MAY DIFFER!!!!!!!!

Life - Some assembly required, As is no warranty, Batteries not included, Instructions shipped separately and are frequently wrong!

Kentucky Bourbon - It may not solve the problem but it helps to make it tolerable!

Statistics - Data that analyst twist to support the insane opinions of those that pay them.
Darkman is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Darkman
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 AM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.