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Forum: Banana Identification 07-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By garymc
Re: Red banana plant ID

I just looked it up on the Missouri Botanical Garden website. The article said it is unlikely to produce suckers. I doubt that I will be seeing it produce seeds, so I'm wondering if there's anything...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-08-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By garymc
Re: Red banana plant ID

Is that a variety that would bear edible bananas in a tropical climate? And how would I propagate it?
Forum: Banana Identification 07-08-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By garymc
Re: Red banana plant ID

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=66181&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=66181&ppuser=9769) Here's an earlier picture before the cannas grew up around it.
Forum: Banana Identification 07-08-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By garymc
Red banana plant ID

This red, short, thick banana plant was given to me last fall. It spent the winter in a greenhouse and I put it in the ground in May. The person who gave it to me said he hadn't seen it have pups....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-26-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,531
Posted By garymc
Re: Finally got a taller basjoo

Aside from feeding and watering, I've found mine get taller in a season when they have a developed root system (second year or more in the ground) and the stem isn't killed down to the ground or...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-07-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,837
Posted By garymc
Re: Musa Basjoo slow growth in Missouri

It's been growing roots. Transplanting a big plant in July in Missouri is quite a feat. It's a wonder the thing is alive. I think the roots have been getting established. Once the roots are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By garymc
Re: Red Variegated Basjoo

As I recall, the size, shape, and texture of the leaves were exactly like the basjoo plants I have. If I can get back there, I'll pick one up. It's hard to tell from a picture. The plants were a foot...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By garymc
Red Variegated Basjoo

I was at a Lowe's store yesterday and saw several banana plants labeled basjoo with red splotches on the leaves and stalks. There were 8 or so plants and every one of them had the red. The tags and...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-10-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By garymc
Re: What bananas can be cut down and mulched for winter zone 6b

I planted basjoos and a Mekong giant. The Mekong didn't make it through the first winter and all the basjoos did. I'm in the edge of zone 7 next to zone 6.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-05-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By garymc
Re: basjoo out the wazoo to many pups to save

I sold basjoo pups last spring for $10. I just put an ad on Craigslist and a local Facebook yard sale page. I dug them up when people showed up and put them in plastic grocery bags. I sold a couple...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-05-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,835
Posted By garymc
Re: Mekong Giant vs Basjoo

Cincinnana, is that fern winter hardy? By that, I mean does it come back every year after being left in the ground in your zone? And does it require more shade than sun as you described above?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-15-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By garymc
Re: Super Dwarf Nam Wa Updates

Having thought about it, I'm thinking there might be 2 different views of "cold hardy." If a person expects the banana plant to stand year round with green leaves 12 months, then even a basjoo like I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-15-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By garymc
Re: Super Dwarf Nam Wa Updates

Thanks for responding. In response to your concern about where I got my information, I received a PM from another member with this information:

"In Reply to your Post Re: Super Dwarf Nam Wa...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-14-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By garymc
Re: Super Dwarf Nam Wa Updates

For any other people reading this forum on cold hardy bananas, the response was that they are not cold hardy below zone 11.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-14-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By garymc
Re: Super Dwarf Nam Wa Updates

Are they winter hardy enough to leave them in the ground in zone 7?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-07-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,005
Posted By garymc
Re: Help! Musa Basjoo not doing well

Cold weather will do it. If that's what you mean by "temperature extremes."
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-17-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,201
Posted By garymc
Re: Glyphosate and bananas

Glyphosate will only kill plants when it gets on the foliage. If the foliage of your weed can be leaned away from the banana leaves and you use a coarse spray, you can kill the weed. Glyphosate will...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-04-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By garymc
Re: Masa Basjoo Banana

Plant them deep enough that the entire corm won't freeze next winter. From your description of beautiful plants, they're apparently leafed out. So keep them potted and indoors or move in and out as...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-22-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,514
Posted By garymc
Re: mekong giant, what's wrong?

Well...I'm mildly surprised. It's about ankle high.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-18-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,514
Posted By garymc
Re: mekong giant, what's wrong?

I put mulch and a plastic barrel over mine for the winter. It died down to the ground under the mulch. It was only a little above knee high by the end of the summer last year, so I'll be mildly...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-18-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By garymc
Re: Twin TC Basjoo? When to split?

TC means tissue culture, I think. In 2 or 3 years you'll be digging up pups and wondering where you're going to put 20 or 30 banana plants.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By garymc
Re: miracal grow...missed that one

To keep from burning, as the plant (and root area) gets bigger, move the area that you fertilize farther from the stem or trunk. Make the roots go out to get it.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,833
Posted By garymc
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-23-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,514
Posted By garymc
Re: mekong giant, what's wrong?

Mekong Midget. I planted one last spring. It has grown about 4 inches. Of course with the drought and extreme heat this year, I've done well to keep it alive. I guess I didn't know where to plant it....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
Posted By garymc
Re: Basjoo With Rotted Leave

One rain in 2 weeks? Are you sure the leaves aren't dying from lack of water?
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