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Forum: Other Plants 02-08-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Re: How many of you grow oranges? Looking for tips/advise

;; First you need to understand that if you are growing full size citrus trees in pots by no means will they live long. The average size of a mature orange tree is about 30 foot with a tree span...
Forum: Other Plants 02-03-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By bencelest
Re: How many of you grow oranges? Looking for tips/advise

I grow mostly clemenule mandarin that I grafted to a pomelo which is very successful graft. But I am starting to graft clementine to my other pomelo tree because of its sweetness. But I have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-01-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,016
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Saba A Plantain ?

Strictly speaking, it is not a plantain -- a term that refers to specific group of AAB genome bananas -- but it is a cooking banana. It is also enjoyed uncooked when fully ripe by some folks.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-31-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,049
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Pisang Klotek bunch - ready or not?

That's because it is a Mysore. I think the jury is out on whether it really is a distinct cultivar within this subgroup, but from my very limited taste tests, I reckon PK isn't distinguishable by...
Forum: Species Bananas 12-04-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,036
Posted By island cassie
Re: What is your favourite banana plant and why?

A really good cultivar of Orinoco when the fruit is left to ripen on the plant until the skin goes orange - takes some beating! Just delicious! After that I guess the Tall Red and the Orito are...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 11-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,211
Posted By Dalmatiansoap
Re: My TC experiment

This pup has a beautifull color
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/dalmatiansoap/IMAG5931.jpg
:woohoonaner:
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 11-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,957
Posted By Basjoofriend
Re: How long are banana seeds typically viable for?

Hi,

i wonder if the seeds of Musa hirta, bauensis, schizocarpa, textilis, peekelii and other species from PNG and Borneo do stay viable how long. How long the bananas seeds will stay viable?? I got...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-10-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By d-lilly
Re: indoor fruit growth

ron ,,,after seeing your picture gallery,,the plants with the white and green leaves sure are pretty..do you ever sell these come spring? are any of those of dwarf nature and or have edible...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-06-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,995
Posted By venturabananas
Re: cool hardy sucrier types

Yes, I guess so. I don't think it is actually SDC -- doesn't seem stocky enough -- but probably just another very dwarfed sport of a Cavendish variety.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,995
Posted By bananimal
Re: cool hardy sucrier types

I tried twice to grow the Logees Lfinger. Both times the plant grew to 4 ft looking ok then declined. Tried to save its pups by potting. They croaked after 9 months and never showed any vigor. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,995
Posted By venturabananas
Re: cool hardy sucrier types

My experience with it is that it is slow and hates my cool wet winters! Mine is still alive, but very small after nearly dying during last winter. With your warm summers, it might do well for you. ...
Forum: Other Plants 10-20-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,433
Posted By trebor
Re: papaya X-77

Hey Ron

your welcome but you are who I should be thanking . It was you who stimulated us here to take an interest in X77 . Free seeds were a joy to get . And projects like this are a gardeners joy....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-09-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,538
Posted By pushak513
Re: Northern Growers - Bananas you can eat!

My buddy Brian has a Saba that has about 30 fingers on it now in zone 6 but its already frosted 2 days in a row here so I doubt they will get ripe before its time to go inside. just have to cut it...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,211
Posted By Dalmatiansoap
Re: My TC experiment

doing good
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/dalmatiansoap/IMAG5599.jpg

first pup
http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/dalmatiansoap/IMAG5603.jpg
:woohoonaner:
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,211
Posted By Dalmatiansoap
Re: My TC experiment

To bump this up a bit,
here few pics of two plants I still have of this group. They should be Daijao species but maybe some ID experts can help me if plants looks like something else or just what...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-11-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,191
Posted By jmoore
Re: Some questions: Psuedostem, Meristem, where?

At the base of each pseudostem you will find a meristem, if you have 2 pseudostems you will have 2 meristems. The meristem is a ball of unspecialised cells, they will either be triggered to become a...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 05-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,211
Posted By Dalmatiansoap
Re: My TC experiment

http://i730.photobucket.com/albums/ww305/dalmatiansoap/IMAG4767.jpg
Now , lets see how it will handle Dalmatian summer, it survived winter unprotected, planted by southerns wall.
:woohoonaner:
Forum: Other Plants 03-04-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,433
Posted By oakshadows
Re: papaya X-77

Ron, we are wondering about the progress of the your papaya. Got some seed from U. Hawaii and started a few in our aero garden. Transplanted them, set them outside and already something ate them. Put...
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-07-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By mikevan
Re: Bee colony collapse disorder

CCD is a myth. Incompetent beekeepers and an incompetent agricultural industry kills colonies. But who wants to say they're incompetent? Blame it on something else, some mystery something. Kinda like...
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By mikevan
Re: Bee colony collapse disorder

More rubbish being used to create false job security. Nothing new being seen here. Just the usual predators and pests that the bees have been dealing with for eons. CCD is a myth used to explain...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Starting Over

So I'e started planting behind my house.


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/NicolasNaranja/HPIM1106.jpg
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 11-19-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,281
Posted By tlturbo
Re: WTS U-dig mature plants Lake Worth FL

I was asked to post pics of my Red Iholene. They are not the prettiest plants but attractive and fruit is great. These were a couple of years ago and just before fruiting...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-19-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,164
Posted By Rmplmnz
Rmplmnz Garden Tour

I have not posted for a while; been swamped (haven’t we all). If you are looking for corms please contact Kat aka “Dreamofthetropics”. If you are ever in Tampa I will gladly share pups that I have...
Forum: Tiki Hut 10-30-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By saltydad
Thumbs up Dating Service

I have a cousin who is setting up a new company. She has been VERY successful in the past, and her new endeavor is a dating service. It sounds solid, and I'd like to refer any SINGLE folks who would...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-17-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By Raules
Joy Musa sikkimensis bloom!!!

All hello! At last I have waited flowerings of this banana, I am very glad. It is possible to look at the beginning of growth of this plant...
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