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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,766
Posted By meizzwang
Re: American Goldfinger FHIA 1 taste report with pics

Hi Eddie,

I'm about a 30 minute drive south of San Francisco, CA. This year, my climate has been a bit less than ideal for bananas: we had a cool spring and many weeks of cold summers followed by a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-26-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

without a doubt, environment and when the fruit is picked does play an enormous role on flavor: I've tried a Texas grown Valencia orange and compared it to my california home grown Valencia, and they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-22-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,979
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Dwarf Brazilian Taste Test Results

Thanks for the feedback! Yeah, the proof is in the male flower, gotta wait to see what it looks like. I was so confident in the source that I didn't keep it on. I still wouldn't be surprised if...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-19-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,979
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Dwarf Brazilian Taste Test Results

I'd be surprised if this is rajapuri, which I also grow:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/44309135941_d47d1ea74e_c.jpg

The main thing that sticks out is the flavor is very different from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-18-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,979
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Dwarf Brazilian Taste Test Results

Bringing back a very old thread, figured I'd throw in my 2 cents on a Dwarf Brazilian Taste...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-17-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,674
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

That's just absolutely ridiculous! I guess we have to add maybe a year or two up here in Northern California!

Any pics of your plant and the bunch? Very curious to see how it looks.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-25-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Pisang Ceylon (formerly Pisang Klotek) for sale

FWIW, Sword pup implies a decently large sized corm, water sprout implies smaller starter plant. Ty mentioned he's building up his collection this year after a hard freeze from last winter, I did...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-25-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,424
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Pisang Ceylon (formerly Pisang Klotek) for sale

Maybe for local pick up that's ridiculous, but for those who can't get this plant anywhere else, a healthy, large sword pup of an ID verified Pisang Ceylon at $40 seems reasonable to me. This plant...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-10-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Maybe Blue Java?

looks like the real deal blue java to me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

Here's the real deal Musa Ice Cream aka Blue Java at peak ripeness. Notice how difficult it is to peel the banana at this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By meizzwang
Re: When is it to late to plant

hard to answer that question, since the weather isn't always the same from one year to the next. The growth rate of a plant isn't always the same either, depends on the grower, genetics,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Will the leaves of cold hardy edible bananas turn completely brown at 32F?

FYI: when you increase the solute concentration inside the leaves (ie. feed them high P,K a few weeks before it goes below 70F), some varieties can get frost on their leaves with no damage, but this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 22,208
Posted By meizzwang
Re: An Update Of My Latest Nana Plants 2018!

Dang Hector, that SH-3640 plant looks like a monster, congrats. on the bloom!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,891
Posted By meizzwang
Re: rajapuri outdoors in Northern California (grow report)

Here's the big bunch, photos taken 8/22/18! These could probably be picked now, but I'm going to wait until some fingers turn yellow before picking the whole thing. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,540
Posted By meizzwang
Re: The North Carolina Banana Experiment

FYI: you don't have to stand the plant up in the garage, you can lay it on its side or place it slightly sideways temporarily (ie. lean the p-stem on a bench or box) until the threat of freeze has...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

Don't have all the answers to your questions, but I can help with a few:
1)Rob on this forum mentioned in another thread a good way to distinguish dwarf namwah from Blue Java/Ice Cream: Dwarf Namwah...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

thanks Hector Wcsixty7, and everyone else for checking out this thread!




Great input, thank you Botanical_Bryce! This reminds me: with some succulents, you can wipe off the powder, which alters...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

To would be blue java/Ice Cream buyers:
1) the real deal isn't in tissue culture in the US. Your best bet is to get the real plant from reputable forum members here on bananas.org
2) Agristarts,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

I think you hit the nail on the head on this one! Online stores have convinced the general public that Namwah is Ice Cream. When grown well, I love Namwah!

The real deal Ice Cream is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

Thanks for the suggestion! I added some pics!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,429
Posted By meizzwang
Musa Ice Cream Blue Java grow and taste report

Cultivar: Musa Blue Java aka Ice Cream


Location: San Francisco Bay Area (zone 9B)

Propagule: Very healthy Sword Sucker (thank you Crazybanana!) Pic of the sword sucker about a year after getting...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,816
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

Very true, On a small, hobby scale, pH and other minor factors don't matter. On a commercial scale, every detail counts, as it affects the bottom line.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-16-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,891
Posted By meizzwang
Re: rajapuri outdoors in Northern California (grow report)

yeah, banana choking reminds me of this scene from Total Recall:

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,816
Posted By meizzwang
Re: Forcing K. Namwa to grow faster

These points have already been mentioned, but here's some more insight:
1) deleafing the lower leaves on younger, smaller plants when relying on rain for water might actually increase the growth rate...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 187,267
Posted By meizzwang
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Grown outdoors here in Northern California: who said you couldn't grow bananas here?!

FINALLY! A few days shy of a year after the first bloom opened, my first Ice Cream bunch has been harvested!...
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