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Forum: Tiki Hut Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By beam2050
Re: hot rod, street rods, rat rods

that will be aan awesome ride. looks to mean to be on the streets. :ha:

just got back from the gulf. while I was there [last weekend] I got some new unidentified bananas [look awesome, good cold...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-24-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,118
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Donetta

Looks good and perfectly normal for that plant.
Many times pups are first to emerge followed by the main plant a few weeks later.

Now is the time to divide and separate the pups if you wish.
Feed...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-23-2019, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Good luck.

The plant is a runner so give it some room to spread.:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-22-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,286
Posted By imclumbi
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-22-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,286
Posted By hdynad
Re: An Update Of My Latest Nana Plants 2019!

Congrats Hector, i am happy for you, can't wait to see her grow.

happy growing,

Darla
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-22-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,286
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: An Update Of My Latest Nana Plants 2019!

how often do you water these corms in the sand ?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-22-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

i gave away many basjoo a couple seasons ago
i instructed people to plant them in the ground and each tried a slightly different way of protecting them
some with a mesh cylinder full of leaves and...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-22-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By nealnick5
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

I did run into problems of warm winter days making the nanas grow and put growing pressure on the plastic, but I simply corrected this behavior by breaking the pseudo growth (via pressing on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Tissue Culture Problem Question

Theres a chance they could be detrimental off-types, if from Agri-Starts, this would not be unheard of as they seem to do almost no quality control for off-types.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By Simply Bananas
Re: Ok...Here's the scoop:

WOW...this was almost 9 years ago!

From rare snakes to extremely rare tree rats we are still enjoying the property. We now spend 4 plus months there a year, sometimes more.

We became the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Simply Bananas
Re: Tissue Culture Problem Question

Thanks for the detailed answer.

I have successfully raised and sold probably close 2500 TC plugs from this same company over the last 15 years...only two flats(144count) were not vigorous to the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Tissue Culture Problem Question

Sword and water suckers are genetically indentical and especially for TC, there is no difference between them. They can both be removed and produce healthy plants, they just need to be treated...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Christine1950
Re: Happy Easter Everyone!

Happy Easter to all
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

from the start of the pstem to the surface of the soil
what is the deepest you have planted with success in dry sandy soil

i have yet to successfully overwinter a basjoo but i have one which is on a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By luisport
Re: Happy Easter Everyone!

Thank's! Happy Easter everyone!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Gabe15
Re: If not Blue Java, then what?

They are Namwah/Pisang Awak.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Mudturkle
Re: If not Blue Java, then what?

please excuse the way I posted these. Apparently I'm too old and too dumb to be able to post the pictures all in one post!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Mudturkle
Re: If not Blue Java, then what?

<a href=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64523&ppuser=21235><img src=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64523&size=1 border=0></a>
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Mudturkle
Re: If not Blue Java, then what?

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64524&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64524&ppuser=21235)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Mudturkle
If not Blue Java, then what?

If this is not a Blue Java, then what is it?
<a href=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64525&ppuser=21235><img src=http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64525&size=1...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

Also, wait a few months before fertilizing new nanas, because they become susceptible to fertilizer burn. I learned this the hard way. Wait for them to establish and send up new pups. Wish you luck...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By nealnick5
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

Yes, give that a shot. And no problem! Just want to help out! So far, I have loved basjoos even though I have over 100 (small) ones from a friend! I only winterized the "showpieces" haha.. but the...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-20-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Mudturkle
Re: Container Grown edible banana for PNW

My Dw. Orinoco fruited last year in Central Texas 8B in the ground on S. side of my house. No winter protection.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By nealnick5
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Almost forgot to mention that I planted it so deeply because I have had great success in the past doing this with my basjoos. It is just mainly for thorough winterization purposes. My hopes are that...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By nealnick5
Cold Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

I expect to reach a height of 15-20 feet this first year (with proper watering and fertilization), and I only expect it to ever reach about 25 feet tall here because of winter. I have no hopes of it...
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