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Search: Posts Made By: Sarah Brubacker
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-24-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: An Experiment

Looking good! Very smart to prune it! It will help a lot!

There is a technique that has been used in Asia where they leave the top leaves and cut into the lower pstem to allow the flower to escape...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: An Experiment

Yes prune a lot! If it was me I would leave the first hand and 1 finger on the last hand. 2 hands max. If it only ends up with the first hand, I would remove those 3 smaller bananas also. Just pluck...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-17-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Iowa
Re: An Experiment

These didn't get very big, seemed like all male flowers.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-19-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Tytaylor77
My New 2160 sq ft Musa Research Greenhouse!

As of December 2018 I have a 30’ wide x 72’ long x 17’ tall greenhouse. 2,160 square feet for the sole purpose of Musa research and to test speciality and premium fruit sales. This structure is...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-26-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By hdynad
Re: Iholena??

I hope you get to try them Sarah!!

happy growing,
Forum: Banana Identification 10-15-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Iholena??

From my research and talking to Logees. They have their own TC lab and it is all done by them. I was told the dwarf iholena was acquired by them from Hawaii (sounded like in person). And they had...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-14-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 181,968
Posted By gmichael403
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

WOW, looks amazing...looks like all your hard work is worth it. You have some happy andd beautiful plants..great work.Thanks for posting pics!
Forum: Banana Identification 10-12-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Iholena??

The coloring of the plant is correct for the dwarf Iholena, however the stature and height is wrong, and it seems a few other folks have had similar plants. Environment always plays a role, but I...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-10-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,342
Posted By robguz24
Re: Iholena??

I'm guessing these are Mai'a Iholena aka Iholena Iholena aka Dwarf Iholena. My understanding is Agristarts started tissue culturing these after obtaining material from here on the Big Island. This is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By sandylbuck
Joy Re: Namwah bananas finally ripening in Philly area!!!

The banana tastes amazingly sweet. Wow! I have tasted a namwah and would guess that's what it is. I haven't tasted a saba but I don't think it would be super sweet (although I could be wrong). Of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 171,178
Posted By Iowa
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Then there where 3, :woohoonaner: Three large Orinoco's I won't have to haul to the basement this fall.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By Botanical_Bryce
Re: Fruiting height

Visual descriptions are going to make a much greater impact. Here are 3 varieties showing the petioles closed, partially open, and open which is the description for each of these varieties from the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-14-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By beam2050
Re: Fruiting height

thanks. I have a iholena tc I bought from baker creek that has the brownish/bronze tint. I thought the brown tint on the cigar leaf was a bit of sunburn. poor thing had a bad start this year. black...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-20-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Ablessed
Re: How to get more bananas to grow?

I forgot to add the second pic, one that shows the pups:

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By Best day
Re: I got my AeAe!

I came back from being out of town for a week and to my surprise my AeAe has a new leaf! When I left I had about 2" of a cigar roll sticking up. We had a heat wave while I was gone. Temperatures...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 719
Posted By Planethill
Re: My New York Office Bloom

You aren't going to believe this, as I sure didn't. I walked into the office this AM to find....BANANAS! This is really blowing my mind!

edwmax - The last six months it has been in my office, I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Bonnie
Today was harvest day

I have been waiting since November of 2017 when the bananas first appeared. All winter they did nothing; did not die and did not grow.
Finally 4/11/18 we harvested them! All it took was for our...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-29-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bonnie
Re: Need help with Cavendish

Finally remember how to post pictures here.So patience really is a virtue! Picture above is from last November.
The bunch of bananas sat all...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-14-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,584
Posted By ChocoTaco369
Re: The North Carolina Banana Experiment

I haven't updated this in quite awhile. I have been in North Carolina for 6 weeks now. What a tremendously better climate than PA!

I cut my banana down to two leaves so I could fit in in my car...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-08-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By aruzinsky
Bet on Outcome of this Experiment for Fun

On 11/1/17, I drenched the potting medium of this musa 'Truly Tiny' with 25 ppm uniconazole (that's a large dose). If and when its leaf roll stops emerging from its pseudostem, I will cut off the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Iowa
Hazards of Banana Juice

Have had spots on some clothes before, but got it good this year. Cutting off leaves this year I think I got too much juice on my shirt. I usually cut the leaves and let them full, but I was holding...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-03-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By Bonnie
Re: Need help with Cavendish

I am not sure what the protocol is here. Do I start a new thread or continue to post on the same one?

UPDATE: The 2nd bloom in the same pot is now developing. There are 3 full grown plants in one...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-30-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Island Brah
Southeast "Dry-Root" Winter Storage

With temps near Atlanta getting down to 33-35 this morning, It was time to wheel in the ones that are way too massive for the grow lights! This borderline freezing temp is only here for one morning...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 132,898
Posted By robguz24
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

1000 fingers
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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By scashaggy
Re: My variegated dwarf Nanwah is budding

Hi all. I wanted to update this for a while but I had terrible internet for over a month and comcast just fixed it.

Here are some pics from this...
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