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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-24-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By dekkard
Re: Tons for sale or trade.

No clue about shipping costs or anything bc I have never done it, but I do have some praying hands sword pups for trade. I would like to trade you for one of your iholena corms. If interested let me...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By dekkard
PRAYING HANDS sword suckers for trade

Anyone in the Volusia, Orange, Seminole County areas of Florida who would like to trade me some of my praying hands sword pups for . . . . ? Let me know. I would be interested in most anything but...
Forum: Other Plants 07-11-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
Posted By dekkard
Re: Anybody growing pineapple in ca ?

Good luck to you Oregon girl
Forum: Member Introductions 09-09-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By dekkard
Re: South Florida Farm

Your project sounds super cool. I am so jealous. Have fun with it.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By dekkard
Re: Highest yielding bananas?

Thanks to everyone for your replies! We are taking them into consideration as we plan our banana bed expansion project.
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 09-07-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By dekkard
Wanted: ARH, SH3640, Williams and Double Mahoi

We would love to chat with anyone who could sell us a pup of African Rhino Horn, SH3640, Williams or Double Mahoi. Please send a PM.

Alternatively, we could trade pups as we have Blue Java, Cuban...
Forum: Other Plants 08-29-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
Posted By dekkard
Re: Anybody growing pineapple in ca ?

We have about 12 plants going now. I have success with pineapples by cutting the tops off a fruit, dusting the bottom with root-tone, and planting in a one gallon pot of potting soil. Once the it...
Forum: Other Plants 07-08-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By dekkard
Is anyone growing canistel in Central Florida?

We have a canistel tree out of the box for a week now from Top Tropicals. We plan to over-winter it in a greenhouse, then plant out in March. Is anyone growing canistel north or west of Daytona Beach?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,031
Posted By dekkard
Re: Taking the Thailand chance!

So . . . does anyone have the name of that nursery south of Hilo? Maybe some contact info? Thanks. BTW, Hilo was my favorite town on the big island.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,031
Posted By dekkard
Re: Taking the Thailand chance!

I checked out the ad on Ebay. The Thai people seem legitimate enough inasmuch as their presence was as professional as can be expected for Ebay. I think you did the right thing in purchasing from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-10-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By dekkard
Highest yielding bananas?

All other variables being equal, such as soil quality, water, fertilizer, etc., which banana varieties have the highest yield? For those with limited space, this is a big concern. Would it be double...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-07-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,107
Posted By dekkard
Re: Aged chicken manure compost or rabbit compost?

I agree completely regarding the rabbit compost over the chicken manure. Play it safe with your bananas. Good luck.
Forum: Other Plants 05-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By dekkard
Re: shade fruits in zone 9 ?

Hey merce3, could I PM you sometime regarding info on your garcinias in Z9?
Forum: Other Plants 05-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By dekkard
Re: shade fruits in zone 9 ?

Regarding shade loving edible plants, have you thought about plants with edible roots that do well in shade? I have recently been looking at "luneria" aka "money plant". You might want to research...
Forum: Other Plants 04-28-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By dekkard
Re: shade fruits in zone 9 ?

Okay, okay, the talk of Garcinias has made me dip back into my notes from when I was first researching the potential layout of our new garden years ago. Below is a bit I compounded from a few...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-28-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By dekkard
One of our pups for one of yours? East Central Florida

Is there anyone in the Eastern Central Florida area who would be interested in trading one of our pups for one of yours? We are looking for some new banana varieties and maybe something mutually...
Forum: Other Plants 04-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By dekkard
Re: shade fruits in zone 9 ?

Okay, I do remember these fruits from when I did research a few years ago, however, I did not realize it until I saw the name "achacha". This fruit might be an option for us as we continue to plan...
Forum: Other Plants 04-28-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,279
Posted By dekkard
Re: shade fruits in zone 9 ?

So far as shade tolerant fruiting plants go, maybe a "blackberry jam" bush or two might work. They are said to do well in dappled light.

However, not to get too far off topic, I am curious how...
Forum: Other Plants 04-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By dekkard
Re: Avocado Time to Ripeness

Thanks for posting the UC Avo info again. It is information dense and I browsed it a great while when you shared it earlier, plant nerd that I am. Unfortunately, with all its data, there is no...
Forum: Other Plants 04-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By dekkard
Re: Avocado Time to Ripeness

Greetings,

First, thanks again to those who tried to help me.

Second, when double checking a resource I had scanned over previously, I found the info I was looking for at last (leave it to IFAS)....
Forum: Other Plants 03-03-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By dekkard
Re: Canistel: Tropo vs. Oro

THANKS so much! Just had a great conversation with the Lara Farms guy and he helped out my decision greatly. It's good to talk to someone who actually knows the flavors of these fruits and can give...
Forum: Other Plants 02-28-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By dekkard
Re: Canistel: Tropo vs. Oro

We are in Florida. I know it can grow here as I know of other specimens in the area. I just was wondering about significant differences in the tropo v. oro types.
Forum: Other Plants 02-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By dekkard
Bananas Brindando Canistel: Tropo vs. Oro

We are considering two types of canistel but can only plant one. Does anyone have any personal experiences with both "oro" and "tropo"? We want good, sweet flavor with moist flesh (as opposed to the...
Forum: Other Plants 02-27-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By dekkard
Re: Avocado Time to Ripeness

Thanks you guys for your help. I appreciate the links. I am familiar with the links posted but the problem is they don't provide the "hang time" of the fruit on the tree until ripeness. I know...
Forum: Other Plants 02-26-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By dekkard
Avocado Time to Ripeness

Does anyone know of a chart depicting the time between fruit set and harvest for the various species of avocados? I am particularly interested to know of the length of time the avocado variety known...
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