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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-10-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Cold hardy good tasting dwarf banana's

There are some bananas that are borderline edible (but not really good eating equality) down to 8b, maybe 8a with a little bit of protection, but that is in climates further south. In Northern France...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-22-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,577
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Are Musa Basjoo leaves and flowers edible?

I don't see why basjoo should be any different than any other banana when it comes to edibility, so long as we are not talking about the fruits.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-22-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,577
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Are Musa Basjoo leaves and flowers edible?

It's a hardy banana but I would not say it is "close" to basjoo in hardiness.

"hardy" is a relative term, of course
Forum: Banana Recipes 09-06-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,291
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Banana leaves in cooking

The reason for using banana leaves mainly has to do with the utility of the cooking method.
It holds in the moisture during cooking, or in the case of steaming, prevents the inside from absorbing...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-05-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By SoCal2warm
Is there someone in zone 9 interested in hybridizing bananas?

Is there anyone here with a lot of land in climate zone 9 or 10 who would be interested in trying to carry out banana hybridization?
I mean to try to breed a more cold hardy new banana variety?

I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: What is the difference between Musa sikkimensis and Musa sp. Helen's Hybrid?

Helen's Hybrid is a hybrid between Musa sikkimensis and the edible banana 'Chini Champa'.
While Helen's Hybrid is filled with seeds, the fruit quality is supposedly much better than sikkimensis and...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-04-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Thomsonii or cheesmanii

Helen's Hybrid is a hybrid, so the offspring seedlings, even if it was self-pollinated, may not look exactly like the parent. They could resemble Sikkimensis or Chini Champa more in different...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-04-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Helen's Hybrid Update

Here's one of my Helen's Hybrid seedlings I grew from seed

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=65275 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65229&ppuser=28688)


I'd show...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-04-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

Here's a Helen's Hybrid seedling that I grew from seed

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=65275 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65229&ppuser=28688)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

I have some Madake (Giant Timber bamboo, Phyllostachys bambusoides, not a species commonly grown in cultivation) which is not particularly cold hardy but survived here. I could tell it maybe wasn't...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

A correction about basjoo bananas surviving here; that was 2017-2018 an exceptionally mild winter. By contrast, the first half of February 2019 was definitely a colder winter than normal, with an...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,848
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Musa Pisang Ceylon

It's now huge, 8 to 12 feet tall (depending on how you measure it)

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=65229&size=1...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-25-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Has anyone ever winterized with one of these?

I used something similar as a cover for hardy citrus.

I did some measurements and it was only about 2 degrees (F) warmer inside the enclosure than it was outside at night. Though it could also act...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-23-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

Mississippi State Trial Gardens has Red Abyssinian, Bordelon, and Thai Black growing outside, USDA climate zone 8a.

(Cold Tolerant Bananas, MissStateExtension, YouTube video)


The following...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Musella lasiocarpa/Abyssinian

What climate zone are you in (or what location)?

I find it unusual that it died, they are perfectly hardy down to zone 7 in the US. Maybe they have more trouble growing in northerly cooler climates.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 07-03-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By SoCal2warm
cold periods to increase seed germination rate

I read that cycling cold hardy banana species seeds through warm and cool temperature differences while they are in the process of germinating can help increase germination rates.

This might even be...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: some thoughts about hybridizing Musa basjoo

At least Basjoo is technically in the same genus (Musa) as regular bananas.

Some of the other common hardy banana species, like Abyssinian banana, are in the genus Ensete. Or the very hardy Musa...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By SoCal2warm
some thoughts about hybridizing Musa basjoo

This thread is not going to be so much about bananas, specifically, but about other plant varieties that might be applicable to trying to hybridize bananas.

There has been much speculation about...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

seedman.com

One of the seedlings appears to be growing very fast now, the little sprout is a centimeter above the soil.

I have them inside a special grow enclosure, with artificial lighting. They...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

Something interesting I found, but it doesn't cite a source:

"Already in the 1930s Musa basjoo was crossed with Musa 'Mysore' successfully. In each of the 10 bunches was one seed found, total 10...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-30-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,975
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

Good news!

2 (out of 10 ) of my Helen's Hybrid seeds have begun germinating after only 11 days.


This is beyond my expectations, I didn't think the germination rate would be this high, or that they...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-17-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: musa helens hybrid

If it was grown from a seed of Helen's Hybrid, it might look different and have different properties from Helen's Hybrid. Seedlings from direct hybrids can tend to be quite heterogenous.
Forum: Species Bananas 06-16-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: musa helens hybrid

BananaJSSI on YouTube just posted a comment that his Helen's Hybrid he was growing on Salt Spring Island has rotted and doesn't look like it survived the Winter. It was a colder Winter than usual...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-15-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: California Gold Banana in Portland Oregon

It's called the "banana belt" of Oregon for a reason. I've heard accounts of Meyer lemon trees surviving outside along that sliver of coast.


Just to clarify, you're saying your California Gold...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-15-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

Olympia, WA, here and the Winter before last year (2017-2018 ) was unusually mild here on the West Coast. (This was the same year you had a devastating freeze on the East Coast that killed back a lot...
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