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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas Pollinators

Much of that map (esp. Africa) shows locations that Musa have naturalized; i.e. brought by humans. I believe the original wild range is SE Asia.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Yuri Barros
Re: Bananas Pollinators

There´s a Book on Sunbirds........

Its a great start point to study if some sunbird´s range matches with some wild banana´s range......

<a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Yuri Barros
Re: Bananas Pollinators

Yes........edible bananas don´t need it.....

but....

They can do the job........in areas where wild Bananas grow.......such northeast Australia.........PNG............and in Asia..........specially...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Yuri Barros
Re: Bananas Pollinators

some Psittaculidae...........specially from the Subfamily Loriinae........can be Pollinators.........

(Vini peruviana)....from Tahiti.........

<a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Yuri Barros
Bananas Pollinators

Here there are some birds that can be Bananas Pollinators.........

first a brief text about Pollination :

from Wikipédia

"The word pollinator is often used when pollenizer is more precise. A...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-15-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,165
Posted By edwmax
Re: Hitting Reset and refocusing a bit

I think it will dry out in a couple of days and the plants will be OK. Keep us posted as to what is happening.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-15-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,165
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Hitting Reset and refocusing a bit

Better now than later when you have 3000 huge bunches hanging!!

I hope everything is ok Nick. So glad you didn't loose all those potted ones. 2000 plants would be no minor loss!!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Welcome to the Jungle....:woohoonaner:

Have fun here.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Richard
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

We're looking forward to meeting you too!
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

I keep them in the ground. After first frost I chop anything over a foot tall. Then throw about a foot or so of hay on them. Then I put a livestock feed bag laying flat on top of the hay to just help...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-11-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By nph
Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Ty, how do you keep your VC alive over winter? I have mine in pots in the garage and they always rot and die. I can keep any other banana alive over winter, either as a standing P-stem against the...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Welcome! I'm southeast of you down on Lake Toledo Bend. If it were me I would keep them potted till spring time. That way they will have plenty time to get established and ready for next winter! Down...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Great advice Richard! Thank you! I buy a lot of my landscaping stuff from Green Thumb on Topanga already. I will buck up, and place an order for some of these other things on my want list thru...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Richard
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Aloha/Ohana Tropicals is one of many online sellers who prays on people in complete zone denial.

In your location:
* You can buy much better Papaya and Lychee in the store
* Star Apple is marginal...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Oh gracious!! That sucks!! Thank God I sent the order to my office to review before completing.

I thought I had discovered El Dorado!! Who do you recommend for banana plants and some of the...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Richard
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Let me warn you not to order from them. They are a duplicate entry to the online site Aloha Tropicals which has many poor reviews here and at Dave's Gardens.

I actually knew Andy -- the founder of...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Someday perhaps! But I would have to get much better about giving up some of my babies to have a business! LOL
I do lecture every so often to local garden clubs, and I give a way plants to special...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

Welcome to the banana gang!.....:2723::bananarow::2723:
Forum: Member Introductions 09-10-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Hello To All Banana Lovers

I would recommend Saba, Kandarian, praying Hands, pelipita, and maybe a Thai black for looks. Thai black is a seeded banana. I grow them all but only have 1-2 mother plants of each. So not sure I...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-09-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By docpreach
Re: new member

thank you all for the replies
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-04-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,616
Posted By Vette-kid
Re: Richard's Guide for homegrown bananas

Thanks everyone, great info and exactly what I needed!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,491
Posted By crazy banana
Re: Transplant stress: Is there hope?

I only have very few banana plants in pots but agree with pitangadiego "be patient".
I should not say that because I sell fertilizer ;) but I NEVER fertilize a plant in ground or in a pot until I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,491
Posted By scottu
Re: Transplant stress: Is there hope?

Bananas in zone 2!!! We should be asking you the questions!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,165
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Hitting Reset and refocusing a bit

The weeds are coming...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36176569704_f824e56676_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X7NnNq)3 september 2017 (https://flic.kr/p/X7NnNq) by Nicholas Larsen...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,491
Posted By obdiah
Re: Transplant stress: Is there hope?

with pups usually works better to trim all but the last leaf but I assume that these were established plants they usually transplant well just give some extra water and keep out of direct sun...
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