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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By fishoifc
Banana pronunciation

How about a thread that we can learn the correct way to pronounce our banana. I know I have a yard full that when someone ask me Iím really just guessing. I will start

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Valor_X
Re: Letting Bananas Grow into Stand

I saw a video of a hobby grower in Puerto Rico and gave tons of advice on OPs concern of bigger yields and not wanting to dig into the root ball.

He does not dig the pups out, he leaves pups on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Graycat
Letting Bananas Grow into Stand

I have been conflicted about information I have heard about maintaining banana mats. I have read you should be removing pups and not letting them compete with the mother plant.

I planted a Nam Wah...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 858
Posted By Best day
I pulled out my Manzano.

This week I pulled out my Manzano. In my book this variety is a loser. It grows very tall and skinny, it always needs to be braced when it has fruit. Even if you brace it, it will easily break...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Akula
Help! Plant Identification/Confirmation Needed!

Dear Org,

I would appreciate your help in indentifying the plant below. I have enclosed 6 current photos below. The pstem is 8' tall and very thick. Thanks for your...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 06-16-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Art_R
Pale Stunted Leaves on a Raja Puri

I have six banana plants in my back yard. Two of them have recently started putting out pale, stunted, and mis-shapen leaves. The mystery banana's main pseudostem looks good, but the leaves of the...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-13-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By Iowa
Re: Why donít ensete maurelli make pups?

I have had some pup for me, and cutting the corm also works.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 06-12-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By Wolfgoberk
Musa velutina growth defects by using GA3

Beginning of last year I germinated Velutina seeds with the help of GA3. I used 2000 ppm, so a very high dose. On one hand, it was successful because from 50 seeds, the only 4 which germinates were...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-22-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Sglasby
Stems bending on red banana

Red banana has been doing great indoors. This week leaf stems started bending down to th point that they look like the will crack. Any recommendations to help it? I used some Jobes houseplant...
Forum: Banana Identification 03-06-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Re: Banana Identification

Looks like maybe Gro Michele, orinoco, saba, and namwa
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By edwmax
Re: What am I doing wrong?

It appears you have a TC banana plant. ... It would help to first understand how these are grown after coming out of the Lab. ... These would be grown for about 2 months in greenhouse with...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 02-15-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Posted By HMelendez
Re: looking for several varities


They are looking beautiful!....Awesome job man!....Just a couple of good advices, suggestions buddy!.....Make sure you give plenty of space to FHIA-3 Sweetheart when you transplant her to...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-13-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By Zombie Dave
I failed again at Wintering. Anyone from Kansas?

I'll be looking to buy some plants for this spring/ Summer but I'm really sick of killing them over the winter. I have some reading to do. The plants I insulated with bubble wrap died. The corm I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-10-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By zfallon84
Will these fruit?

Hey all,

I am just curious about how I should approach these dwarf namwahs. Both have had one light frosting, and both just flowered. Each leaf has 1/4 leaf unharmed, and the two final leaves...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 12-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,608
Re: looking for several varities

I got the plants from Ty, and they have started to grow.

Dwarf Brazilian (

Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 10-12-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By geissene
Re: Bug busting

Rather than spend tons of money on chemicals (I know hydrogen and oxygen aren't harmful) perhaps you can just not water the plants for 2 weeks?? Or water from the bottom of the pot instead of the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By 29vivian
Is this what I think it is????

Iíve had this plant for three years. Brought in each winter as I live just south of Cincinnati OH. Let me know your thoughts please!!:08:
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-16-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Does this seem legit?

Wow, I only watched the first couple minutes, but its total BS. Grand Nain is not particularly quick, in fact nowhere near the quickest, and is not a good choice for container growth. The plant they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

The one which I had was quite interesting. Most notably, there were close to 100 pups which formed prior to flowering. Literally, the pups had their own...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 08-02-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Is the website under attack?

I was not able to connect for a few days.
And some of my messages went astray.

The backdoor is wide open!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By edwmax
Re: Fertilization Schedule

You could get potassium nitrate (aks: Stump Remover) at Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart. A 5 lb bag is about $10 to $12 & no shipping ... The NPK is 13-0-44.

You need to apply 1.9 lb during...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By Spaceag07
Fertilization Schedule

Since planting our backyard bananas last year, I've watered with a 24-8-16 all purpose plant food weekly without giving it much thought. My bananas seem to be healthy enough so far, but reading...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Mudturkle
Now is the time to get the Kepler and Rust banana book!

If a person looks for the Kepler and Rust banana book (The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now") on Amazon, one usually finds it for sale *used* for *hundreds* of dollars, if it can be found at...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,487
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Apple or iceceam?

I doubt it is Ice Cream. Trunk is too sleek and clean. If you bought it as an Ice Cream, there is a good possibility that it is really Misi Luki, AKA Namwah. It will be obvious soon when the fruit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,487
Posted By beam2050
Re: Apple or iceceam?

congrats on the flower :08:

BUT at this time your guess will be just as good as anybodies. you will need a full cycle of pic; bananas as they emerge, complete pic of the plant, etc. all the way to...
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