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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-13-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 63,799
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

How large is your patupi? I think you had it for 2 or 3 years now... Do you think it will flower next year?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,171
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

Hi Mari

I have noticed that in my area of Pennsylvania, my nana plants practically stop growing by October. Overnight lows are usually in the 40s by this time. I usually wait a few more weeks and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-09-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 63,799
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

Hi Mike,

Yes, the patupi is very good at pupping. It usually throws several pups right before the main plant dies back! This year I had my plant get 2' tall before that happened. I think it got...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 63,799
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

I just potted these 3 pups earlier this week. Patupi, Veinte cohol, and Dwarf Chamaluco pups. I know it is late in the season and this is probably the last week of warm weather in PA. I hope to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By geissene
Re: Namwah bananas finally ripening in Philly area!!!

Oh wow! Congrats on getting yellow fruit in PA! Did you fertilize often and with what?

Erik
North Wales, PA
Forum: Other Plants 08-18-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,942
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

That one on the left is huge!

Has it flowered? Since sunflower is self fertile (I think), it should fruit without a second plant.
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By geissene
Re: Voodoo lily question

Thanks for your reply. I think I have venosum based on pictures.

Glad to hear that some types wither. I wasn't sure what to expect.


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Forum: Other Plants 07-09-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,942
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

Thanks. Those are Shenandoah fruits. I also have a susquehanna tree but that one only flowered and didn't fruit.

In the morning, I spray diluted neem oil on my paw paw tree leaves. I do this...
Forum: Other Plants 07-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,942
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

Hi all,

Summer is in full swing and I have 10 fruits forming on my tree. The tree is now over 5' tall and looks very healthy. I have had to spay for japanese beetles but otherwise all has been...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By geissene
Re: Japanese Beetle attack

OH no I realize I should have posted this in Health/Maintenance but can't figure out if it is possible to move / delete the post.

Sorry!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By geissene
Japanese Beetle attack

Hi there

Well it looks like this week is the start of Japanese beetle season in Pennsylvania. My canna lilies, paw paw trees, and bananas are under attack.

Surprisingly, the basjoo and velutina...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-19-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By geissene
Re: Fe'i Aiuri from Ty

Your plant looks great! A wonderful father's day present!!

I have one down here in PA that looks very similar. My pstem has turned slightly pink in recent weeks. I plan to keep in a pot unless...
Forum: Banana Books, Book Reviews, & Other Reading Material 06-18-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi

Glad to hear you are having some success with Patupi!

No bloom here, but I was finally able to get consistent growth. My tap water PH was probably killing my plant last year. My water PH is 8.5...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

Thanks for all the comments!

Here is a picture from today, 1.5 months later. When one banana leaf opens, a new cigar leaf is inside already pushing up. I never had such consistency in growth, so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By geissene
Re: best time to water

I water just in the morning - typically. I think water at night is ok if the temperature stays above maybe 60F....

The biggest downside to watering in the morning, is that my grass is wet so I have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-03-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By geissene
Re: My New York Office Bloom

That is awesome! I Think you have done this before indoors.... amazing for zone 6!


Erik
Forum: Member Introductions 06-03-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By geissene
Re: A guy from Sweden!

Happy growing! Bananas are cheap thrills, so you can experiment and see what works for you!

Erik G
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-01-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,154
Posted By geissene
Re: bananapups.com, tytailors fe'i aiuri tc's

I also got an fei from Ty. It looks very similar and mine pushed it's first leaf and is working on the second. Looks like a very cool little plant! I'm not expecting fruit but wanted to try a...
Forum: Other Plants 05-31-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

Looks like I have a few small shenandoah pawpaw fruits coming this year! Just wanted to share...

Erik G



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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-22-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

A greenhouse should work ok. Since basjoo produce lots of pups, it should be possible to keep smaller plants alive indoors, dry store large corms in a cool dark basement, and cover some corms...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

Gee I am sorry to hear that.

You know, I once had basjoo sprout from a mushy (presumed dead) corm in July. So anything is possible! This was a really cold winter and then a cold spring.

My...
Forum: Other Plants 05-13-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

On a related note to the post before mine, I am trying to grow sunflower seedlings. I'm pretty certain they aren't crossed with any other variety. I hope they produce tasty fruits! I may have to...
Forum: Other Plants 05-13-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

Most of my flowers fell off with the flower stem, but a few have remained and it looks like tiny fruits are starting. Too small for pictures yet...

I did notice small flies hanging around the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

I have one basjoo pushing 3 feet now! It is finally looking like a plant with leaves opening up!

I dug up a second basjoo and it was mostly mush, but I noticed that it is starting to produce...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

Thanks. Yeah i bought a soil ph meter and temperature meter and it has been helpful indoors to stop overwatering and keeping proper ph with my tap water.
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