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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
Re: AeAe Bunch in Georgia

Thanks for the kind words on the AeAe. Here is a link to a few pictures from a post in last May showing the plant (the one that fruited last fall) and its location with respect to the Live Oak. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By GATrops
Re: Banana on NPR

I think this is a different interview.
Forum: Species Bananas 01-14-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By GATrops
Anyone Have A Good Source For Musella Lasiocarpa Seeds

I am looking for some seeds from Musella lasiocarpa and was wondering if anyone in the group had ever purchased them from any of the vendors. If you have and would be willing to share your thoughts,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,271
Posted By GATrops
Re: Sad day in SE Tennessee!!!

I know how you feel Randy. I spent the weekend getting everybody ready for the winter also. It sure is tough. Your bajoo's looked great in those summer pictures.

Remember, spring is closer today...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,429
Posted By GATrops
Re: Superoot Air-pot ?!?!

Harvey-Like JoeReal said, you can bury them in the ground and they are easy to remove with almost all the roots intact. (One of the types sold by Rootmaker is really good for this. I think they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-28-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,429
Posted By GATrops
Re: Superoot Air-pot ?!?!

I have used fabric grow bags for a few years now and really like them. I have used the ones from rootmaker.com and they work well. I have also used the ones from http://betterroots.com/ and like...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
Re: AeAe Bunch in Georgia

Hi Harvey,

Our daytime temps during the summer sound about like yours but like you mentioned, our nighttime temps (and humidity) are a good bit higher.

If you want to look at the temperature...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
Re: AeAe Bunch in Georgia

harveyc- The low last year that I recorded was 23 degrees. Here is the link to the original post that gives more details about the number of nights below freezing,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By GATrops
Banana Bunch Size Determination Question

I know I have seen this information somewhere (in one of my banana books) but cannot remember the source and cannot seem to find it again.

When in the life of a banana plant is the size of the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
Re: AeAe Bunch in Georgia

Lagniappe-It is right at 8.5 feet to the top of the pseudostem.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By GATrops
An Interesting Place To Catch Some Rays

Yesterday when I went outside for my morning survey of the plants I noticed an interesting visitor enjoying the morning sun on the leaves of my AeAe. Some snakes just know how to pick the prime...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,383
Posted By GATrops
Re: So Cal fires/wind

Mitchel-Sorry to hear about your plants. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose them with fruit on them but maybe they will ripen. I have also seen bunches that I thought would never ripen actually...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By GATrops
Re: Stolen Bananas!

lwabirds-Sorry to hear about your stolen bananas. I am constantly amazed at how little concern some people have for the rights and property of others.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
AeAe Bunch in Georgia

A few months ago I posted some pictures of an AeAe that has survived the last 2 winters planted under a large oak tree in south GA. I was hopeful that it might actually flower this year and it did...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By GATrops
Re: Would've been my biggest bunch ever...

What a bummer!!! That was a nice size bunch of orinocos.

Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By GATrops
Re: Question!!!!

I see this from time to time during this time of year especially. I am not sure exactly what causes it but think there are a couple of possibilities.

1) High nitrogen levels that encourage very...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,055
Posted By GATrops
Re: Dwarf Namwah Harvest

Very nice and a wonderful tasting banana also. One of my favorites.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-10-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By GATrops
Re: Help With Bloom Part Names

Hi Gabe,

You cleared it up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and picture.

Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-10-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By GATrops
Help With Bloom Part Names

I am trying to make sure I have straight the 2 parts of a banana inflorescence called the "free tepal' and "compound tepal". Can anyone provide some information concerning these?

Many Thanks!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By GATrops
Re: Pics of Tropical SE TN...

Great pics. You have done a wonderful job with things. Where did you get the Manihot?


Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By GATrops
Re: How did bigdog get his velutina to flower that small

xyzzy- Looks like M. velutina to me.

In my climate (southeast coastal GA), velutina displays a variety of different growth habits depending on the location the plant is growing. One of the main...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By GATrops
Re: potash

You may also want to look at a product called Sul-Po-Mag (sometimes K-Mag). It is a 0-0-22 analysis and also provides magnesium in addition to potassium. (It is a mixture of Magnesium Sulfate and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-25-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,503
Posted By GATrops
Re: Is this It?

Congrats!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-25-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,675
Posted By GATrops
Re: How to cross pollinate bananas?

It's pretty easy, just be careful. You may find yourself with hundreds of hybrid seeds like I did and start plowing up the lawn in the front yard to have a place to grow them.

Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-25-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By GATrops
Re: SHoot-tip culture

Keith- Nice job on your pages and images!
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