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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By bananimal
Re: How to know when to harvest banana?

I cut the bunch down when the fingers are fully filled in and before any turn yellow. I have missed a bunch now and then and the tree ratzz - squirrels - have chewed up the fingers that turned...
Forum: Other Plants 07-04-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By bananimal
Re: Mangos Galore

The Glenn is the last of the three to fruit. Just harvested all the full size fruit to save them from the tree rats, aka squirrels. Excellent flavor!!!

Have to do some trimming as the tree is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 151,340
Posted By bananimal
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Just cut down a 33 lb bunch of SH3640. Always has produced heavy big bunches. Just hung it in the house to ripen. The wife, 3 dogs and I will eat as much as we can stand and the rest goes to the...
Forum: Other Plants 06-17-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By bananimal
Mangos Galore

Have been stuffing my face with mangos for 4 weeks now. The big Sweet Tart held a lot of fruit this year and the taste is fantastic. Same for the Pickering. The 20 ft tall Glenn is starting to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By bananimal
Re: Fertilizer for banana plant

Where are you located Lady Cas? The stuff I use is perfect for naners.

Super Fruiter 6-3-16 is formulated by Diamond R Fertilizer Co.

Naners love high potassium!!!
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 245,408
Posted By bananimal
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By bananimal
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

My Min-Pin can spot anything in the backyard that is messing around in the banana and mango areas. He runs straight to the critter and will kill it if hangs around. Greatest watchdog there...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By bananimal
Morado from PR

Is any one growing the Morado but me? Has been one of my all time favorites. Pstems are red.
Forum: Other Plants 11-20-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By bananimal
Big harvest of Lula Avocado

Just finished topping the big tree. Lowered the height by 5 feet.. Harvest was about 80 fruit. Great tasting cado but enough is enough. Will be bringing a few boxes to the Treasure Coast Rare...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By bananimal
Another bunch pops!

Another bunch pops! The Pisang Raja has a buncho now. That makes it 5 bunches within a month.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By bananimal
Re: When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

I'd have to say Mona lisa and Pisang Celon.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By bananimal
Re: When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

Gotta say FHIA2. Absolutely delicious. Just sent a pup to Hector M.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By bananimal
When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

Three bunches came in at the same time!!!

SH3640, Pisang Ceylon and FHIA2 Mona Lisa. Have been running around to the neighbors giving fruit away. And the big Lula avocado still has over 50 fruit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-25-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,905
Posted By bananimal
Re: Veinte Cohol

I still have 5 pstems on the VC mat. Excellent tasting little naner! People at the TCRF club like the pstem coloration.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By bananimal
Re: Hurricane Prep for Bananas

If a pstem gets blown over just stand it back up and tie 3 ropes to it with stakes --- 120 degrees apart. It should have roots enough attached to keep it growing. Trim off dead leaves for looks and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By bananimal
Re: Stupid Hurricanes

We dodged the bullet completely!!! :08::nanadrink: No damage except sore muscles from installing steel shutters. Harvested an FHIA2 bunch and will have them for bkfst. Big SH3640 bunch to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By bananimal
Stupid Hurricanes

Well here comes another one! The FHIA2 has 3 bunches hanging and the SH3640 has a huge bunch. I wish the timing were better. The SH and the FH2 have pretty much mature bunches so I'll cut them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By bananimal
Re: Banana vs squirrel--need I worry?

I call them tree rats! I like to wait till the first few fingers turn a bit yellow and then cut down the bunch. Then hang it indoors.

On the last bunch of FHIA2 I let it hang too long and the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By bananimal
Re: Thank you, bananimal. Sh-3640

Nice to see it doing so well. Suggest that you plant it inground when you see roots coming out of the drain holes. Did I give you some 6-3-16 when you visited?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By bananimal
Re: Patupi question

I once had a Patupi mat. After a couple of years it up and went patooee!!!.. Here in Port St Lucie I'm not tropical enough. However with global warming I might try to grow it out again!? lol
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bananimal
Re: FHIA 2 --- What a banana!!!

Pompano also love Doc's Goofy Jigs. Peak season coming soon when it cools off a bit.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-25-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bananimal
Re: FHIA 2 --- What a banana!!!

They also love Docs Goofy Jigs. This time of year gotta get out there early. No later than 7am. I like Jensen beach area the best.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By bananimal
FHIA 2 --- What a banana!!!

My FHIA2 mat had 4 big bunches as of last week. Harvested the most mature bunch for the Treasure Coast Rare Fruit Club meeting last night. Everyone agreed it was the best tasting nanner they ever...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By bananimal
Re: Banana Fertilizer

Where are you located?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By bananimal
Re: newbie

Apply a medium - low - high NPK fertilizer around the trunk of the severed pstem. Two foot diameter circle. And watch the pups pop!

The mama looks large enough to produce 3 to 4 pups. Here in...
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