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Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By Richard
Re: Edible Banana with SEEDS found in Assam India

When you are poor, hungry, and wild seeded bananas are one of the few things you can find to eat.
Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By Richard
Re: Edible Banana with SEEDS found in Assam India

Most of the flavorful seedless banana cutivars are results of a. x b. hybrids.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 01:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,274
Posted By Richard
Re: Donetta

Wishful thinking.
Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By Richard
Re: Edible Banana with SEEDS found in Assam India

By definition, edible bananas do not have seeds.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-21-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,274
Posted By Richard
Re: Donetta

When most fruiting bananas experience sustained (6+ hours) of temperatures in the lower 50's (F) they go into shock that can take days to recover. When they experience sustained temperatures in the...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-20-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Richard
Re: Pisang Ceylon (formerly Pisang Klotek) for sale

La Verne Nursery is a large wholesale grower located about an hour's drive north of downtown Los Angeles -- depending on the time of day. La Verne is a major supplier of plants for Home Depot in...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-20-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Richard
Re: Pisang Ceylon (formerly Pisang Klotek) for sale

Pisang Ceylon and Pisang Klotek are both in the Mysore group. The former is also referred to as "Improved Mysore" while the latter is not.

If Momoese is the source then I'd believe the claim they...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-15-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Richard
Re: Hello from Temecula California

I don't have experience with Ensete. There is an ornamental (seeded) Musa that works in Temecula: Musa Basjoo.
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 09-13-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Richard
Re: Real Blue Java / Ice Cream in Canada

FYI - Canada has serious phytosanitary laws, mostly to protect Canadian companies against U.S. competition.

Whomever ships this, I recommend USPS Priority Mail because there is fare less inspection...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-13-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

Tropical climates rarely drop below 65F nor exceed 85F.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,274
Posted By Richard
Re: Donetta

Yes, it's time to bring it inside. I'm not an expert on indoor banana care but several members on this site can help you. In fact there are threads on the topic.

Also, I have observed Iholena...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-13-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Richard
Re: Sun Burn, or Over-fertilized?

Here's a great product for controlling insects and bugs on fruits and vegetables.

https://www.ortho.com/en-us/products/insect-control/ortho-tree-shrub-fruit-tree-spray-concentrate
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,274
Posted By Richard
Re: Donetta

It is not Ensete. If it is Dwarf Iholena, then temperatures below 60F might stunt it for several months.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Richard
Re: Newbie

Where are you located?

Do you know if it is a fruiting or ornamental type?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Richard
Re: Sun Burn, or Over-fertilized?

Assuming a tablespoon of each have equal weights of 16 grams, 1 tbsp of 5-1-1 plus 1 tbsp of 0-10-10 gives you two tablespoons of 2.5-5.5-5.5. Mixing that into 1 gallon of water gives you about 210...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-12-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Richard
Re: Sun Burn, or Over-fertilized?

What are the NPK of the two products?
What quantity of each did you put in the one-gallon container?
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

That's valid for Santa Barbara northward. From the L.A. area southward you can expect 90F midday temperatures many summer days at the beach.



There are none on the east coast. For that you'll need...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

I agree with the temps you posted for Watsonville. I'm there at least twice per year. But on the otherhand, your statement "the cooler climate of coastal California" is a mis-match for the varied...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

La Verne propagates Namwa as Goldfinger and Ice Cream.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Richard
Re: White cotton under leaf, leaves

That's why I spray.



My wife no longer needs convincing.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-09-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Richard
Re: TRADE: my gros michel for your blue java

The proof is in the fruit. Namwa isn't the only banana sold as Ice Cream.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-09-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Richard
Re: I'm new to growing banana plants, what say you about these two?

http://www.bananas.org/f310/richards-guide-homegrown-bananas-46227.html#post296373
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-09-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Richard
Re: Musa Basjoo slow growth in Missouri

Since your interest is in ornamental banana, I recommend you feed it fish emulsion and nothing else.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Richard
Re: White cotton under leaf, leaves

If a rinsing doesn't get it under control, get yourself a bottle Spinosad from a big box store, a nursery, or online if you have to. Basically, it's bacteria poop that kills weak insects like aphids...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-07-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Richard
Re: Maybe Blue Java?

15' pstem or 15' total height?
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