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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-10-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,799
Posted By Art_R
Re: Patupi!!!

Hope your back gets better. Keep us posted on the patupi.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-10-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,799
Posted By Art_R
Re: Patupi!!!

So did the patupi survive the rest of the winter?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-27-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Art_R
Re: Looking for Dwarf Banana Recommendation

You might want to try a Raja Puri. I also live in zone 9B (Ormond Beach). In December, mine flowered at 7 feet and both the plant and the green bananas seem to be holding up very well through the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Art_R
Re: fertilizing

Every month I give each plant two cups of the following mixture: 1 part (by volume) urea and 3 parts Muriate of Potash. I supplement with water soluble Miracle Gro for the other nutrients.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Art_R
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

I tried habanero extract mixed with water sprayed onto my bananas. Didn't work for me. The squirrels still chowed down on my bananas!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Art_R
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

Charlene,

I have a squirrel problem in my yard in Ormond Beach. They thought my banana plants were a buffet. My solution is an extreme measure, but IT WORKS. I made a bag out of a roll of window...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-24-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Art_R
Re: Interested in banana plant to grow in Atlanta, GA

Welcome to Bananas.org!!! I split my time between Atlanta and Ormond Beach FL. I never tried growing bananas in Atlanta, but I have had success growing Citrus in pots in Atlanta. So if I can grow...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-22-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Art_R
Re: My first inflorescence! Dwarf Orinoco, Zone 5, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

My first thought was "what's the big deal about a flower?" until I saw "Ottawa, Ontario". That IS a big deal. Congratulations !!!
Forum: Banana Identification 12-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Art_R
Re: Another "Ice Cream" Mystery

Thanks for your input!!! Well, that makes it even more of a mystery.
Forum: Banana Identification 12-17-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Art_R
Another "Ice Cream" Mystery

A couple of years ago a local nursery sold me an "ice cream" banana. Being completely clueless at the time, I thought I had a blue java. But... The green bananas aren't the slightest bit blue, the...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-08-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Art_R
Hello from Ormond Beach, FL - USA

I am retired and living part time in Ormond Beach, FL and part time in Atlanta, GA - USA. I have the following bananas growing in my back yard:

Dwarf Namwa??? (bought it as an "ice cream", but the...
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