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Forum: Other Plants 07-02-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 93,067
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

We harvested so many AEAE bananas this week that we shared lots with neighbors and friends. in addition, my wife made a great banana cake as well as dessert Bananas Foster! Most enjoyable but still...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-23-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By jnstropic
Re: AeAe leaf edge browning..need help!

A banana caterpillar (the Opogona sacchari) is one of the problems. I have used Sevin. In the last six months I had 7 plants to have fruit. The first 2 were good. The next 3 were not good to eat....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-01-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,328
Posted By jnstropic
Does anyone know how to kill the banana moth (Opogona sacchari)

First the caterpillar hit the Ae Ae bananas.
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n399/jnstropic/0597.jpg
Then the caterpillars started to eat the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-15-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,892
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Help - The caterpillars are eating my Ae Ae bananas

We found more then 12 caterpillars.
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n399/jnstropic/caterpillar.jpg
Here are some more pictures....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-14-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,892
Posted By jnstropic
Help - The caterpillars are eating my Ae Ae bananas

Take a look at the problem (http://aeaebananasincoralgables.blogspot.com/):
http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n399/jnstropic/0559.jpg
I found the caterpillars on all of my plants. Ae Ae Banana In...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,289
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Potassium Phosphite

I use potassium nitrate on my Ae Ae bananas mostly in the fall. It helps the Ae Ae go through the winter. The leaves have more green and less white. The spring pup well be much stronger and easier...
Forum: Other Plants 02-28-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 93,067
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

I picked these today and my wife made 20 jars of jelly. If anyone would like to make some jelly,
come over and get the fruit. We have more then we can use.

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By jnstropic
Re: AeAe fruiting and 33 degrees coming

If you cut off the fruit now the plant will use its energy to make better pups. Many people lose there Ae Ae after that first crop. I only let strong plants produce fruit. I had 6 Ae Aes have...
Forum: Other Plants 02-07-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

My 2 Jaboticaba trees also had a lot of flowers this last week.
I have had them for 50 years. One of them has bloomed like this for 40
years and the other one didn't bloom until 10 years ago. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-06-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,853
Posted By jnstropic
Re: My Ae Ae's Brother

2007 I gave out 3 pups - only 1 lived to have fruit.
2008 I gave out 2 pups - no one sent me any pictures.
2009 I gave out 3 pups and only one sent me a picture.
2010 I gave out 13 pups. I gave...
Forum: Banana Recipes 12-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,850
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Making Bananas Foster (video)

I lived in New Orleans around 1960 and Bananas Forster was the best dessert in the town. My dental school and that dessert are two of the best things that I remember about New Orleans. I had to buy...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 12-21-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,013
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Burned leaves?

The white parts burn in the hot sun, but the green burns in the winter. I have had 37f once and maybe 5 days of 40f.
I put this on my blog today. ...
Forum: Other Plants 12-07-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 93,067
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

The last Lula avocados for the season. Next week we start eating the Manroe avocados.
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Forum: Ornamental Bananas 11-14-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,110
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Ae-Ae bananas on Hawaii Island

For nearly 50 years I have grown Ae Ae bananas. The plants in my garden today are related to the first plant. This year I gave out 13 pups and saved 6 that flowered this summer. Only 4 were...
Forum: Other Plants 10-13-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Plumeria "Pompano Pink" blooming for the first time. It's on my blog today.
tog of coral gables dailyphoto (http://www.togofcoralgables.blogspot.com/)

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Forum: Other Plants 09-24-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

try tog of coral gables dailyphoto: I Never Saw The Flower, But The Seed Pod Is Nice (http://togofcoralgables.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-never-saw-flower-but-seed-pod-is-nice.html)
Forum: Other Plants 09-24-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

For years I have had nice seed pods, but I never saw the flower.

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 18,288
Posted By jnstropic
Re: Ae Ae propagation project

I counted 7 pups that you could take up and have very strong plants, that is if it was June or July. And if you cut off the flower stem (that is if they bloom) all of the 7 would have fruit by next...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,853
Posted By jnstropic
Re: My Ae Ae's Brother

Chris and Chris now have the 11th Ae Ae pup in the last two months. This season there was only one pup smaller than this one. Most went home in trucks.

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Forum: Other Plants 08-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

The yellow lotus (Nelumbo lutea) (http://www.floridata.com/ref/n/nelu_lut.cfm) has blue green leaves that are as pretty as the flower. Today we are looking at our yellow lotus flower.

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Forum: Other Plants 08-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Alex your Plumeria pudica is great. Here in Coral Gables half of the Plumeria are pudica. That happened in 15 years.
Forum: Other Plants 08-05-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

The pink mallow is a different species. Ours is Hibiscus coccineus
Common Names: scarlet hibiscus, scarlet rose mallow
Family: Malvaceae (mallow Family)
Description
The scarlet hibiscus is a slender...
Forum: Other Plants 08-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 241,680
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

That grows wild in Florida and we call it Scarlet rose mallow; Scarlet rosemallow; or just Hibiscus. I grew mine from seed. Most of the time it looks just like yours, Sometimes it looks like this....
Forum: Other Plants 08-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 93,067
Posted By jnstropic
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

We eat very well in the summe, Longans, Mameys, Avocados and Mangoes. The squirrels would eat every thing if I didn't harvest quickly and early.

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-02-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By jnstropic
Re: The Ae Ae can grow fast in warm weather

Jarred saw all of the 3 mangoes full of fruit. The Glenn was all colorful and at their last at there season - they are the first in the mango season. Now we are eating Nam Doc Mai (middle season). ...
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