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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-29-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 90,617
Posted By Markku Hakkinen
Re: The cold hardy list

There is not a species called Musa yangtze. They are all M.yunnanensis varieties collected from valleys along Yangtze river. Some of those varities are quite cold tolerant and I have seen them up to...
Forum: Banana Recipes 08-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,087
Posted By momoese
Banana flower salad

We heard this on Good Food this morning and it sounded mighty tasty. She failed to mention that not all flower buds are great tasting, but with the right kind this might be a very nice...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,988
Posted By zoloff
Re: Ensete Ventricosum Flower

The Seeds For The Green Rib Are From Thompson And Morgan I Have Also Grown Banana Tree Ones They Are All Red Ribbed, It Seems That The Green Ribbed Ones, Grow Taller And The Leaf Is Slightly...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-05-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By BB73
Is this Orinoco?

Hi everybody,

just by wondering the streets of Skiathos town in Greece I passed a beautiful garden and found beautiful nanners growing in this garden.
So I walked in the other day and talked with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By asacomm
The preliminary results of the pollination of Helen's hybrid

Hi Friends,

I have so far introduced here 2 series of the pollination experiments for
Helen's hybrid.

The first experiment was:

1. 2 stigmas of the first hands were clippedn off to examine its...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-26-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,017
Posted By jmoore
Showing off

Just thought I'd show everyone the plants I've grown from seed
Formosana with 5 pups and a darjeeling giant in the background
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 55,957
Posted By Abnshrek
Re: Members Yard Photos

My Work in Progress :^) (
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,353
Posted By Rajabashoo
Re: Basjoo seed

Thanks for all the posts Gabe.
Dean W: Will keep you posted if ever I find a source of reliable basjoo seed!

Found this very interesting article on M. basjoo, "The truth about Musa basjoo" (2007)...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-14-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,722
Posted By SoBe Musa
Re: Dwarf Brazilian vs Tall Brazilian

Also have both dwarf/tall and even that temperatures here in South Florida don’t get too cold for comparison , this year we had ( here in Miami Beach)low/mid 30s with strong wind chill factor and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-14-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 55,957
Posted By chasbear
Re: Members Yard Photos

We've been working a couple of years on our yard here on Mindanao Island in Southeast Asia. We work on it, take a week or so off then return to see how many weeds have taken over!...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-06-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Two in one

Has anyone seen this before? It's a first for me. This is a Golden Pillow that has 1 P-stem at the base then branches into two. It would be cool if it produced 2 fruit...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,376
Posted By sunfish
Re: "geothermal" greenhouses

How to Build a Solar Hot Water System (
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,376
Posted By Richard
Re: "geothermal" greenhouses

Unless you live in the land of perma-frost or near-surface aquifers, 6 feet down in solid ground the temperature is 60 F or higher throughout the year. When I took an environmental engineering course...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,376
Posted By sunfish
Re: "geothermal" greenhouses

Solar Greenhouse Heat Sink - Solar (
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-18-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,137
Posted By Richard
Re: comparisons of heat mat costs and performance

In southern California, the cost of electric in-floor heating is about $800 per 1,000 square feet per month.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-18-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,316
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Genetically modified bananas


Apparently I missed out on a really heated GMO conversation. I have a vested interest in the whole GMO debate, which comes from my own health and the reality of food production. I live across...
Forum: Banana Identification 02-16-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,791
Posted By kamayoi
Re: Banana pic from malaysia :)

My own bananas..

My Musa paradisiaca L (pisang Awak)

Nama (Malay Name) Pokok Pisang Awak
Keluarga (Family) MUSACEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Musa paradisiaca
Musa acuminata x...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By Vickie H.
some of my bananas
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-17-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 90,617
Posted By Richard
Re: The cold hardy list

Here is a list of Edible Bananas sorted by estimated USDA Cold-hardiness Zone. Your mileage may vary:

Name USDA_Hardiness_Estimate
Texas Star 7.0
Amistad 7.5
Carolina King 7.5
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,408
Posted By Richard
Re: Awesome Producer- Ty Ty Gold

I did not look at it specifically. I can tell you that specimen ornamentals are their main business and they are all well cared for.
Forum: Species Bananas 07-03-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,795
Posted By Matt Turner
Re: Musa Formosana = Musa Basjoo?

There is a four-way confusion here between the species Musa basjoo, Musa itinerans, Musa formosana and Musa balbisiana.

David Constantine's site is usually very reliable, but he is obviously wrong...
Forum: Other Plants 06-25-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bananaman88
Breakthrough in Colocasia Breeding

Link to a Colcocasia breeder in Hawaii

Greenhouse Grower: Breakthrough In Colocasia Breeding (
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,102
Posted By Scot Nelson
A new DVD about growing bananas is available

You may read about it at my website:

News: "Growing Bananas" DVD is now available – The Plant Doctor (

DVDs are...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-19-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,763
Posted By austinl01
Re: What is this 3ft Druiting Dwraf? Anyone?

I second this motion. He would be honored to have his own emoticon.
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 06-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 55,769
Posted By lorax
In Memoriam: Tog Tan

Tog Tan, known to many members of the IBS as an indespensable font of banana and tropical knowledge, passed away on 16 June 2009 of a heart attack, while driving home with a new load of bananas and...
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