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Old 03-28-2011, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

I have been growing a dwarf orinoco for around 2 years in a 15 gallon container. It has finally started to flower. I only took two pictures (using my gf's camera), I am going to update with better pictures with my camera this weekend. The banana tree is a tattered looking, but it seems to be happy enough to flower .



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Old 03-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks for the photo! I have been wondering what mine will look like when it finally flowers!
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Congrats!! How tall is it?

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About 7' tall it stands at right now.
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Congrats. I love the color of the flower bud.
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Well done! Congrats on the flower and keep us posted as to how it does.
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Will keep everyone updated on the progress. I am going to ramp up the fertilizer schedule as well.
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woohoo looks great - congrats !!
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About 7' tall it stands at right now.
Is that the p-stem
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Is that the p-stem
I have not officially measured the P-stem... I would say that its around 6-6.5ft tall. I can give official measurements of it when I update this weekend.
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Here is some more pictures.





The P-stem is also closer to 6ft rather then 6.5ft.
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Default Re: After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

that is neat to see that it is growing in a 15-gal container and flowering. thanks for posting. that has me encouraged.
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I really like the taste of Dwarf Orinoco.
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Default Re: After a 2 year wait, dwarf orinoco started to flower!

Here is a update picture of the plant. I see bananas now .



I am surprised the tree is holding up this well, despite its restricted root zone (15gal). I am very curious to see if the bananas produced are close to full size of an in ground Dwarf Orinoco.
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Looking GOOD! I hope you get many fruits, keep us updated. 15gal pot seems small for a banana of that size.
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The bananas are starting to plump a little. Here is some recent pictures.

Close up, flower and banana shot.


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Congrats, You'll be eating Naners soon.
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Wow nice mine bloomed while it was in storage this winter when I went to put it back in the ground I saw the bloom and all the little naners on it broke my heart.
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