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Old 03-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Party Fruiting Banana at a Hydroponic shop

I'm not sure if this has been posted before on Bananans.org but I searched for some images on Flickr and came across this banana picture that is fruiting in a hydroponic shop. Amazing! And to top it off, it looks like it could be Super Dwarf Cavendish which is notoriously troublesome to fruit. Anyone want to comment on the variety?


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Old 03-10-2011, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I like your hydroponics banana set up. I would like to know more! Do you have any how-to articles written?

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Neat setup! Thanks for sharing the picture!

Are you thinking of growing this way?
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Very Cool! They are in NY.


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That is amazing to me! Its the only time I have ever seen the nursery claims of Super Dwarf Cavendish being able to fruit and fruit well indoors, actually come true! There is a very good amount of fruit on that plant (probably at least 40 or 50 bananas) and its not even by an exceptionally sunny window.
Thanks for posting! I have a hydrophonic system somewhere. Maybe I can try it out on my pathetic looking super dwarf cavendish.
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I think the problem with sdc is that most people take them in and out of the house for summer. I think the big problem is one of unsteady temps. I'm testing this theory out at church where I've taken a mini sdc to grow out as a houseplant. Mine that I always take in and out seems to choke up right after it's exposed to lower fall temps. I think if you could keep them at 60 or so all year, you would have better luck.
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Thanks for the explanation there Sandy. That makes sense why it doesn't seem to want to fruit.



Gail, my setup is in another thread. This one here is using a Megafarm system. Which has a 20gal reservoir and 20gal growing chamber. Sorry I'm not really an expert, but you can try Youtube for Deep Water Culture.

Gail, I this video shows a very simple similar set up...

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