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Old 06-07-2011, 03:12 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #62 (permalink)
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About half of my day job is sugar cane research, and I used to be a manager on a 120,000 acre sugarcane farm. Most of the pictures that I see are saccharum officinarum, while most of the commercial varieties for sugar are multispecific hybrids of the genus saccharum. We have some heirloom plots at my work in Belle Glade at the UF/IFAS research station. Most of the breeding work done in the US is done about 3 miles south of my banana farm in Canal Point. For those of you in the panhandle they have a sugarcane field day in Quincy every year where they distribute cane for planting.

I saw a question about planting seeds, but from what I have learned at the breeding station, viable seed is only produced under a very well defined set of environmental conditions.
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When I went to the home of local man to get a Hawaiian banana, and noticed that he had some striped sugar cane. One was green and white. When I got a real close look I noticed that the leaves were variegated green and white too. I didn't have my camera at the time so I'll have to wait until it grows before I can get some leaf shots.

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Here are some of my sugarcane weeds. I also have maroon / green striped and solid yellow canes that are just sprouting but don't really have any leaves yet.

Variegated sprout (Ko Halai'i)


Another variegated one


Bronze Hawaiian (Ko Honua'ula)




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Variegated Sugar cane, my smallest sprout has the most variegation.
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I just bought a piece of sugar cane at the store and it looks like the forming buds were cut off. Does anyone know if it will still grow if the buds are cut off?
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Never tried-my understanding was if you had a piece you could just stick it in the soil and it would root.
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That is what I was going to try but didn't want to wast it if it wasn't going to work. I would just eat it
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Sorghum is still grown over a good part of Ga for sorghum syrup.
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I just bought a piece of sugar cane at the store and it looks like the forming buds were cut off. Does anyone know if it will still grow if the buds are cut off?

If the buds are cut off it will not grow cane. I say this as someone who has commercially planted several thousand acres.
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My Hawaiian bronze (Ko Honua Ula) cane is over 7 ft, but the stems aren't that thick yet. I'm not sure when to cut it.

The variegated one is about 4 1/2 ft, and not big enough to cut yet.

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Here are some pics of my cane...





I cut the tops off and plant them back into the ground, usually at an angle...



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Anyone have any sections they would be willing to sell? Send me a pm if you do if not that's ok too.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:18 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Don't know when this is big enough to cut/eat, but it is still growing. Almost like a large weed.

Here is the variegated one. Ko Halai'i


This is the bronze-leaf one. Ko Honua Ula

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They look like they are doing very well.
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I took over a garden plot that had purple sugar cane growing. Like MediaHound stated, it can be very invasive. I've dug up countless shoots and the buggers keep coming back. Plus it draws tons of ants.
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I cut the tops off and plant them back into the ground, usually at an angle...



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Nice....where in the Keys?

Nice mango growing as well.
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