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Search: Posts Made By: George Webster
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By nealnick5
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

George, USDA zones 7b is what I get from this website https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/planting-zones/virginia-planting-zones.htm. How do you normally overwinter yours? I have had success here...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
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: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By nealnick5
My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Just wanted to make a new thread on this banana from my own point of view as i try growing it in the soil and overwintering it in VA this year.

I received the plant from Brian's Botanicals and...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-11-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Gabe15
Re: tissue culturing with other parts of plant?

If the fate of bananas depended on it, with enough money and specilalists, theorhetically it might be possible technically, but it would be very difficult with no meaningful gain.

You need actively...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: How long until I see bananas maturing?

From the appearance of the first hand to maturity is about 6 months. If weather is warm enough, ripening will begin then.

I have half of a bunch Ice Cream hanging currently. The first half ripened...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-03-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Melissa31487
Re: How long until I see bananas maturing?

Thanks. I was thinking of fertilizing it but that forum says “do not fertilize when it’s fruiting” does that include the time it is in blossom?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-03-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: How long until I see bananas maturing?

This forum Wiki link will help.
It could give you a general idea what to expect for your plant.

Hopefully forum members who grow this plant in similar conditions will also chime in.

.Musa Blue...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Melissa31487
How long until I see bananas maturing?

I have my very first banana blossom (it's been about 1 week since I noticed it) and I was wondering how long it will take until the bananas are a noticeable size and I can watch them mature?

How...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-01-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By portlandorbananas
California Gold Banana in Portland Oregon

It's almost spring here in Portland and I just checked my California Gold banana under the frost cloth wrap I made. After cutting away a little of the rotted portion I saw the green center, which...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-11-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By fisherking73
Dwarfing a banana plant?

Could have sworn I read a post somewhere in here that someone dwarfed some of their banana plants. Have searched the topic and youtube and have found nothing specific to any process of dwarfing. Did...
Forum: Contests! 11-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Richard
2018 Namwa bunch size contest

Back by popular demand!

My "Namwa" banana cultivar is currently endowed with an inflorescence of bananas. Colloquially we refer to it as a "bunch", which is further divided into "hands" (sometimes...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By bananaT
Re: Patupi

Actually, I have noticed that Patupi do like it on the cooler side; 80's seem to be the sweet spot.
They struggle some when we get in the 90's.
But when you think about it the tropics are not that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Patupi

Save your money!!

You will be hard pressed to get the plant to flower in zone 6 with the short 170 day grow window we have.
A greenhouse is needed to prolong the grow season for possible flower to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By bananaT
Patupi

I haven't posted pictures, or anything much, in a while, so I thought I'd share.
Here are a few Patupi pictures.
This is a very fast fruiting/ripening banana.
I have 5 fruiting right now, all from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By stunned
Smile Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

An the winner is=
Balbisiana X
From 1ft (30cm) to 13 ft (400cm), highest point
Basjoos startet with 3ft(100cm)....
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-20-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By mcfly
Joy Giant Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans Gigantea)

So I ordered these seeds from seedman.com and they arrived fast. I also ordered some trays with domes and heating mats, which will be here this Thursday. I can't wait! These guys are supposed to...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 04-29-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Wanted: Mekong Giant & Basjoo

Hello folks-

I currently have some basjoo, but am looking to leave them where they are to allow them to clump and would like to plant an additional long row in another area of my property for...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Jack of all trades

Welcome to the banana gang!.......

:2723::bananarow::2723:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-14-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By pcsmithy
Re: Jack of all trades

Thanks a lot! Can't do anything until frost is out of ground. About a month from now. Will give your recommendations a try. Very grateful! If you think of anything else please let me know. This is...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Jack of all trades

Plant it like you would a daffodil......deep.

Mulch it like you would a basjoo.....thick

Cross your fingers...:08:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By edwmax
Re: Jack of all trades

My 1st search didn't turn up any thing as a banana. ... But the proper name is Musa sikkimensis. It is very cold hardy and a seeded banana. You can read about it of the forum wiki. Musa...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By pcsmithy
Re: Jack of all trades

Research seems to indicate that there is a darjeeling banana plant that can grow in zone 5.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By edwmax
Re: Jack of all trades

Welcome to the Banana Bunch. What is a Darjeeling? A town or tea.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By pcsmithy
Question Jack of all trades

How do I plant Darjeeling in zone 5 & help them survive our rough winters?
Forum: Member Introductions 04-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By EriConda
New & semi-successful grower

Hi Banana lovers. I moved from Hawaii to South Florida and find the growing a little more involved. I have 4 varieties growing. 2 I purchased specifically for their advantages in the area, and two I...
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