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Forum: Banana Recipes 09-07-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 19,062
Posted By bencelest
Re: Banana leaves in cooking

i just found out you can buy banana leaves from mexican store for $1.25 a pound.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By bencelest
Re: Eating the banana's heart!

I am a Filipino and I truly believe your friend will be happy to have your banana heart. The banana heart is hard to come by and she swill use that as a special ingredients for her kari-kari a...
Forum: Other Plants 02-03-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,279
Posted By bencelest
Re: How many of you grow oranges? Looking for tips/advise

I grow mostly clemenule mandarin that I grafted to a pomelo which is very successful graft. But I am starting to graft clementine to my other pomelo tree because of its sweetness. But I have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-23-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,894
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold

Come spring time I should have extra Calif gold pups. I sold all of my bananas before winter and all I kept were Calif Gold and Dwarf Brazilian.
I found out that any other kinds will not thrive in my...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 11-14-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By bencelest
Re: Free banana pups + plants in San Diego until 11/12/11

Hey Richard :
I post my banana plants on craigslist list and sold them for $5 for small ones and $10 for large ones and I could not keep up with people calling me. I sold about $95 and I just...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,902
Posted By bencelest
Re: Fruit...and more fruit!

I wish I live in San Diego so I can compete with Nanaman. (lol). Good job!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,446
Posted By bencelest
Re: Bunches 2010

Those are awesome pictures Tony. After seeing your bananas I wan to move to San Diego.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-12-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

progress of calif gold 10 11 10

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=37435&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Here's my Calif gold that I think will bloom soon

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=37374&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=37374)


close...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By bencelest
Re: Calif gold bloom

I was able to harvest fruit from My Calif Gold but it took extraordinary long time because of where I live. We have discussed in my other post that bananas stopped growing altogether at 55 degrees...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Harvey: Wow! That's Fantastic. That's very touching. Really.
Can I use that as my slogan?
"Nothing wrong with a good dream, Benny. Maybe you're wife will one day have the same dream! "
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,647
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold and "Dwarf" Brazilian

My dwarf Brazilians were almost as tall as my Calif Gold when they fruited. Not 9 feet. Only 5 1/2 feet.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Kent:
I just saw this posted from one of my friends in another forum. This adds from my suspicion why my bananas are not fruiting nicely here.

All growth stops at less than 55F.
We have lots of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2010, 12:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Thanks Harvey. I'll keep that in mind. But it's a long shot. I almost always go to San Diego where one of my sons is studying. But one more year my other son may want to go to UOP in Stockton then I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-02-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Thanks to
BB73, Jananas Bananas, kaczercat, The Hollyberry Lady, Worm_Farmer
for saying Thanks to my post. It's an encouragement for me to post more.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Kent: No. I was able to fruit them but the fruit did not grow big. They just withered and died. I attribute this to the weather in Salinas. We never have enough warmth long enoughduring the summer...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By bencelest
my calif gold at 2010

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=37106&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=37106)


and my fuji apple 9 28...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,181
Posted By bencelest
Re: Scuba Divers

Very nice pictures Rick.
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-11-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,181
Posted By bencelest
Re: Scuba Divers

Thank you Jarred, Rick and Howard for the big encouragement. For all those reasons you guys stated, who could not convinced anyone hearing some encouragements like that.
I am going to try again. But...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-10-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,181
Posted By bencelest
Re: Scuba Divers

I used to be a scuba diver a long time ago. I was certified YMCA when I was living at Lakeland Florida. I dove in many places in Florida Springs, lakes , Florida Keys, California, ahamas, Hawaii and...
Forum: Other Plants 05-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,711
Posted By bencelest
Re: Just Want to Show How My Other plants are Doing

More ......http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=32337&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=32337)

just harvested clemenule...
Forum: Other Plants 05-23-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,711
Posted By bencelest
Re: Just Want to Show How My Other plants are Doing

Thanks Patty. After for so many years.......
I finally got it done.
Had I known that it would be that easy.........
It could have been finished over 10 years ago.
Now I know how the city fathers ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-23-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,479
Posted By bencelest
Re: This is my Calif Gold 2009

I have a dwarf Orinoco that started to flower not too long ago. I was surprised it came out from nowhere. After the winter, I saw it the first time that big...
Forum: Other Plants 05-23-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,711
Posted By bencelest
Re: Just Want to Show How My Other plants are Doing

It's now Springtime 2010 and I have some flowers to show in my backyard.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=31867&size=1...
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