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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,065
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Basjoo pushing up already

I have some that are already 5' tall. The frost last night turned the leaves black.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I can't remember where I got it from. Make me an offer on them.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-17-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I should dig up some sikkimensis pups this summer. Anyone interested in buying some?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-17-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

The sikkimensis seeds that are out there aren't generally sikkimensis. Just because a seed comes from a sikkimensis fruit doesn't mean they will produce plants like the parent plant. You have to take...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,565
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

basjoo flowering
I've had 5 flower in one season!
<a href=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=21391&ppuser=708><img src=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=21391&size=1...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,156
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Successful Fruiting in zone 6??

Basjoo flowering
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,156
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Successful Fruiting in zone 6??

I've had my basjoo's fruit but not any edibles.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I used a few black bags of straw. All three of my plantings of sikkimensis psuedostems made it. Hopefully I'll get one to flower this year. I"ve never had a sikkimensis flower yet.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I'm in zone 6. Southernn Ohio. I have 3 different plantings in the yard. All come back each year. It's tough to find the plants out there. Apparently they don't tissue culture easily.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I'll do my best to get you a pup nate. Shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,436
Posted By lwabirds
Joy Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

Just uncovered my sikkimensis last evening. Looks like the psuedostems made it. This plant has been in the ground for 5 years now.
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Over wintering over?

I began uncovering mine today. I created a thread with a picture. Already have new growth!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,565
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,565
Posted By lwabirds
Joy Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

I uncovered some of my basjoos today. Planning on uncovering the rest tomorrow. Already have quite a bit of growth showing.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-24-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,708
Posted By lwabirds
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-24-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,226
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Could they be dying or just dormant?

I would give them some more time. They should sprout from the cormb.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Three hours growth

It's amazing how fast they grow after being cut back.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-10-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,707
Posted By lwabirds
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-10-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,250
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa Basjoo blooming very early

I had 5 basjoos flower during the summer of 2009. I'm still waiting on my sikkimensis to bloom.
Forum: Species Bananas 02-23-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,746
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I cut them back to 1 foot and place a few bags of straw on them. It's the same method I use for my basjoos. I never lost a plant yet. I have pictures in my gallery.
Forum: Species Bananas 02-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,746
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I've had my sikkimensis in the ground for 5 years now (Ohio, Zone 6). They are as hardy as the basjoos in my opinion. I've never lost a sikkimensis yet. I have 3 plantings of them.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,297
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Bananas stored dormant in basement dried out

I posted a pic in my gallery of the basjoos that I have over wintering in my garage. I keep the soil damp. Maybe watering once a month to keep them from drying out. This has worked well for several...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,297
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Bananas stored dormant in basement dried out

Nate,
I've stored basjoo's over winter with pretty good success. You will get the outter layers turn brown. That's pretty normal since it's no longer photosynthesizing (if you have it in the dark)....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-17-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 92,644
Posted By lwabirds
Re: The cold hardy list

I have 3 different plantings of musa sikkimensis. They have been in the ground for 5 years now. They are slower to start growing in the spring when compared to basjoo.
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