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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By katykat
What to do with frozen bananas?

So we went through the big freeze this January and all my naner plants froze. I left everything in place and am beginning to see pups. What to do with my giant brown corpses? I peeled a few brown...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By katykat
Re: Weather forecast and banana ripening/ID question

Thanks so much! I'll bet you nailed it--my plant is 14 ft. Now looking through the plantain recipes on this site--and looking forward to trying some.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By katykat
Weather forecast and banana ripening/ID question

Hi Banana Experts,
I have two questions for you.

The first is whether anyone can ID my banana--it was sold as a Cavendish but the fruit doesn't look like that to me--please see the attached...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-06-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By katykat
Re: Not a Cavendish . . . so what is it?

I'm in Katy, just west of Houston. Bought this at a big box store so I wasn't expecting anything exotic. It was marked "Cavendish," and since they're not rare, that seemed logical. Silly me,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-06-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By katykat
Black sigatoka or something else?

My sweet African Red bloomed and put out fruit last month, and then Hurricane Harvey came for a visit. We made it though with nothing worse than some (very) tattered leaves, but now the plant--and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-06-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By katykat
Re: Can I get some advice about this Cavendish, which has just flowered?

Wow-it was marked Cavendish at the big box store, and since they're so common it didn't occur to me that it might not be. Any idea what it is?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By katykat
Can I get some advice about this Cavendish, which has just flowered?

I live in Katy, just west of Houston (zone 8b, I believe). Last winter, we had three nights in a row below 25F, and most of my (newly planted) garden froze.
So . . . I was not expecting this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By katykat
Look at my African Red and Tell Me What You Think

After surviving Harvey, this African Red is showing a new hand every day. I have never grown fruit, so I have no idea whether this looks normal or not--particularly the black stripe I see on the side...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 192,373
Posted By katykat
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Here is my little African Red (photo taken yesterday). I took a quick look this morning between rain squalls (we're just west of Houston and Harvey won't leave), and the flower and hands (a second...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By katykat
What to do about the hurricane?

So . . . those of you in hurricane-prone areas, do you have any advice to share? I'm just west of Houston so we'll get (according to current predictions) tropical storm but not actual hurricane-force...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-22-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By katykat
More Cigar Leaf Issues (pics)

About six weeks ago, I posted a question about the cigar leaf on my 10-ft-tall Cavendish, which had drooped badly after I fertilized. Since then, EVERY cigar leaf has come out somewhat bent over,...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By katykat
Can anyone identify this banana plant? (Pics)

I purchased and planted this in April, and it grew slowly until just recently (the fertilizer last month may have helped). Today I was shocked to find that, as small as it is (4 ft), it's putting on...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-16-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By katykat
Re: What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

Oh, no--I have that mulch EVERYWHERE. Most plants are doing fine, but that spot gets some killer sun in the middle of the day. I suppose it would explain why the Australian tree ferns are frying...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By katykat
What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

I am so grateful for the advice I've been getting from the experts on this forum! One last question and I'll quit being a pest . . . at least for a while :-)
I have two Ensete Maurelli plants that I...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By katykat
Re: Pup Transplanting Question

Thanks, Lancelot--I seem to have the opposite situation. I followed the instructions on the main banana forum page and the first pup I separated had plenty of corm under it but almost no roots. I'm...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By katykat
Pup Transplanting Question

What is the maximum height for a pup you would cut free from a corm/mat to transplant? I have an ice cream (more likely a Namwah) that has two fairly tall trunks (about 13 ft. and 11 ft.,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-12-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By katykat
Re: Drooping cigar leaf

Sputinc7, thanks for the size suggestion on the picture--it worked perfectly! Here's what I'm concerned about:
Banana Gallery - Drooping_cigar...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By katykat
Re: Ice Cream pup advice needed, please!

Argh....just read some of the threads re Blue Java vs Nam Wa. I would not doubt my source would sell me one thing and call it another--she has done that a couple of times. I have a Cavendish that...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-04-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By katykat
Is this Black sigatoka?

I bought a Cavendish at Home Depot a couple of months back. It has grown very quickly and looks great. However, the bottom leaf started looking bad (yellow veins; brown on the end) a few days ago and...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-23-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By katykat
New member; about to plant some bananas

Hi, I live in Katy, Texas, just west of Houston. We are in the final steps of installing a pool and are about to start landscaping with tropical plants, including some roho bananas, an Ice Cream, and...
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