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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-23-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Richard
Re: Need Replacement Banana Food Recommendation

Fruit Fuel 16-8-24

http://www.bananas.org/f312/fruit-fuel-16-8-24-2018-a-48608.html
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

The outdoor temperature had slid down to 34°F at 7am ... and then the sun rose. Whew!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-21-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

7:30pm and the temperature is already down to 41°F. As precaution we brought our Cambucas and the young SH-3640 indoors. I then topped the banana to insure it wasn't rotting under the shriveled...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Richard
Re: Should I trash my bananas?

Expect 3-5 years in your growing conditions.

Banana cultivation in non-tropical climates (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2AHPZ_56nGZGmAsleMfeqdiOqPRom2J_meAMcPQ5BU/edit?usp=sharing)
Forum: Banana Recipes 02-14-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Richard
Re: Question

Info:Flavors Of Bananas - Bananas Wiki (http://www.bananas.org/wiki/Info:Flavors_Of_Bananas)
Forum: Banana Recipes 02-13-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Richard
Re: Question

When those from my garden are ripe. I can't stand the taste of store-bought bananas any more.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

LED's aren't going to do it, nor will the short-season bananas live up to your expectations in your greenhouse unless you have a source of free electricity or very deep...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,287
Posted By Richard
Re: Richard's Guide for homegrown bananas

I've updated the guide and included a new link in post #1

:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

Check out this blurb ...

So you want to grow bananas (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kae8b1sDudQ8ms_AnAnmuD-zGqxF5XZrKrWpieCDJ9E/edit?usp=drivesdk)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

14-15 months is fairly quick in your location and growing conditions.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Richard
Re: Bare Root Musa Var Tanee

I'm not sure what you mean by bare-root. Are these pups or tissue culture? Can you post a photo?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64338&size=1

GREEN line is Dew Point.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,035
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies north

Looks fine to me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

It put on about an inch of growth in January :)

https://growingfruit-images.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/original/3X/1/c/1c5b3ad3ed3f918df5427ef2ac85d22c152252ea.jpeg
Forum: Contests! 02-03-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Richard
Re: 2018 Namwa bunch size contest

The infamous bunch of bananas is still green and enjoying our rainy season. I recently updated the list of guesses ... see the 1st post in this thread if you'd like to add yours...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,952
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

No freezing here, total rainfall this last "storm" was about 2 inches.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 01-19-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Richard
Re: Control of Thrips?

Thrips cannot be controlled with a mild insecticide. You'll need something which lists thrips under "pests controlled". Be sure to apply at the thrip dosage listed in the directions for use. I use...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,952
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

Bananas enjoying the rain ...

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64303&size=1
Forum: Member Introductions 01-18-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Richard
Re: Plants R Life

Welcome Nikki,

I see your employer currently offers (https://myperfectplants.com/?s=Banana&post_type=product) "Golden Lotus", "Bordelon", and "Basjoo" for $52.99 each.

Which edible banana...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-15-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Richard
Re: I am not a new member but...

Welcome back!

Yes, a lot has gone by ... including (to no surprise) Gabe is all grown up and a fine professor of bananas in Hawaii.

:woohoonaner:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Richard
Re: Température minimal

I like the photos I've seen of the village and surrounding area.

It appears you could not grow fruiting bananas outdoors all year. Instead they'd need to be in large pots. Most months the pots would...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,952
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

recent low temperatures ...

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64296&size=1

napping: High Noon in pot, Gros Michael, pineapple, Namwa,...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-12-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Richard
Re: Température minimal

The issue is whether the temperatures below 7°C are sustained for hours, or just in passing before the morning sunrise.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-12-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Richard
Re: Température minimal

If you are truly in zone 10 and your freezes are limited to a few overnight hours maybe a dozen times per year then most cultivars will grow there.

Expect 18 months from pup to inflorescence, then 3...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-06-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Richard
Re: Best Banana

The one(s) that are ripe.
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