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Old 10-15-2009, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Musa Dasycarpa

Or Musa Velutina...

As a Valentine, I kinda like Velutina !!

Here it was July 31, 2009...._______Here it is Today!!....



We just found the pup today!!
It's not spectacular this year, like many of our other Org members Pink bananas are...
But wait 'til next year!! ~Cheryl

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is my two year old clump started from five corms:







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Old 10-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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very nice clump austin looking good.
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Holy crap! Second pic is AWESOME! That's cool that so many bloomed around the same time!
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I'm going to grow velutinas next year. Can't wait!
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Here is one of my clumps from a few years ago....









My clump got set back this year for some reason and only got about half its normal height of about 10-12'. I think I cut too many divisions off the mat last year and then the coldest/wettest winter I have seen in 5 years didn't help!!!! I have not touched it this year and will apply extra mulch and hopefully it will bounce back next summer!!!
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My clump got set back this year for some reason and only got about half its normal height of about 10-12'.
Randy, are you saying your velutinas normally are 20'??? Or are you saying it was twice as small, cause I thought it only reached 6-12' but that's only what I heard, I'll see for myself when I grow them (that'll be fun!!)
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Here's mine Cheryl. It looks a lot like yours without the pup. Can't come close to Austin's beauties, but I still like it!



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Randy, are you saying your velutinas normally are 20'??? Or are you saying it was twice as small, cause I thought it only reached 6-12' but that's only what I heard, I'll see for myself when I grow them (that'll be fun!!)

only got about half its normal height of about 10-12'

It only got about 6' overall this year... Best of luck with yours next year...
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Oh! Sorry, now I get it! Thanx! BananaLee
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Here's mine Cheryl. It looks a lot like yours without the pup. Can't come close to Austin's beauties, but I still like it!



That doesn't look like Musa dasycarpa to me. M. dasycarpa has no wax on the pseudostem at all, and is a mostly green pseudostem.

Here's a few pics I took the other day at the UT Gardens. Sorry for the blurry overall shot.





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Wow....just realized that Randy and Frank are two separate people. I mean, I've seen the names and knew they were different, but their avatars are so similar it seems I've been confusing the two for ages!!! What a situation!
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Frank what do you think it is? I'm no expert for sure and have to rely on whatever the person that I got it from tells me it is. This one was an eBay purchase coming from Louisiana. It was a stub when I got it this past summer, but there was lot of peachy pink on the pstem. ??????
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Wow....just realized that Randy and Frank are two separate people. I mean, I've seen the names and knew they were different, but their avatars are so similar it seems I've been confusing the two for ages!!! What a situation!

Bryan, you do reaalize that if we were one in the same, my mom would not be around anymore... She would have commited suicide for bringing such an UGLY baby into this world!!!!

Got 'cha, FRANK!!!

Seriously though, Frank and I are good friends and I would do anything for him and I know he feels the same. We are only about an hour away from each other. Great guy and one of my mentors!!! Thanks for confusing us!!! Don't think Frank would feel the same, but I am flattered!!! LOL
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One other thing that I just thought of that I think is pretty cool!!!! All the bananas you see of Austin and Frank and I are all from the same mat!!!! This mat of velutina is getting around, huh!?!?! Hope there will be some more folks on here that have some from the same mat as I know there are quite a few out there!!! Kinda start a pic gallery of their family "tree" !!!
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Oh, Randy, you are such a funny guy! Thanks, buddy. I don't know about being a mentor though, lol. You are about 40 years older than me, right?

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Oh, Randy, you are such a funny guy! Thanks, buddy. I don't know about being a mentor though, lol. You are about 40 years older than me, right?

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Ouch!!!! Yeah, but I am still better looking!!! LOL

BTW, the dasycarpa at the UT Gardens are looking great!!!
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If the bunch is removed because of cold will it still ripen in the garage if I hang it?
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Got 'cha, FRANK!!!

Seriously though, Frank and I are good friends and I would do anything for him and I know he feels the same. We are only about an hour away from each other. Great guy and one of my mentors!!! Thanks for confusing us!!! Don't think Frank would feel the same, but I am flattered!!! LOL
LOL...think it was the fact that you both are Mods and both had virtually identical avatars. Things are MUCH clearer now that the avatars are different!! Glad to hear you two are such great friends!
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Here is the little PUP this afternoon!! ~Cheryl

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