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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
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: 249
Posted By bananimal
Re: Banana Fertilizer

Where are you located?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
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...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By bananimal
Re: newbie

By trees you mean bananas, right? Can you post a pic? Does the mat have any pups showing?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By bananimal
Re: Pups popping out like crazy, what to do? 😰 (Pictures)

I would put the pot in the kitchen sink and water thoroughly. Let sit till it drains. Return to south facing window. When the pot feels lighter in weight repeat the process. A medium-low-high NPK...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By bananimal
Re: Pups popping out like crazy, what to do? 😰 (Pictures)

Also water more frequently and put a pot saucer under the pot after it has drained from watering. Where are you located?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By bananimal
Re: new arrivals any suggestions/commenst

Do you have a heated greenhouse?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-12-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By bananimal
Re: Send Warm Weather

I'm in PSL, S Fla --- also 9b. Why still so cool in SB?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-06-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By bananimal
Re: Reliable source for Ae Ae found - finally!

Yo PRG ----- I didn't word it quite right. By "the last time I got one from" I meant AeAe. The Florida shows up in nurseries here in S Fla now and then. And yes it has nice fruit.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By bananimal
Re: Reliable source for Ae Ae found - finally!

This is what my first bunch looked like back in Sept 2012.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=50438&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=50438&ppuser=820&sl=b)
Forum: Musa 'Ae Ae' 05-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By bananimal
Re: Musa Aeae soil and air temperature

Where are you in the UK? And do you have a heated green house?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-02-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By bananimal
Re: Thai verigated banana

[QUOTE=HMelendez;323279]No!....It's not Musa AEAE (Manini)!......Most likely it's Musa Variegated...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-01-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By bananimal
Re: Thai verigated banana

Appears to be the same. I paid less than that for an AeAe from Kens Nursery. Coule be that the source is the same private collection.

And as for the price --- "if you wanna dance ---- ya gotta...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By bananimal
Re: Reliable source for Ae Ae found - finally!

The first leaf is emerging. Will know later if it's the same as the avatar. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-30-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By bananimal
Re: Care tips for new plant from in mail?

I'm in 9b in south Florida. What are your daily hi/lo temps?

Like you I'm in the middle of acclimatizing --- my new AeAe. Check my AeAe post for more details.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-22-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By bananimal
Re: Reliable source for Ae Ae found - finally!

AeAe arrived today. It's a good sized pup with leaves trimmed. Stays in the shade right now to acclimatize. Will be planted out of direct sunlight and fed hi-potassium:08: fert 6-3-16. Pics to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-12-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By bananimal
Re: Fhia-2 young plant

Grow it out good. This years first bunch had fantastic taste. Next bunch to pop was SH3640 --- same same on taste and texture. Hate to give away to friends and neighbors but how many naners can...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-06-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By bananimal
Re: Reliable source for Ae Ae found - finally!

Still waiting for the Ae Ae. Finally got confirmation on my order and expect delivery this month.

What us crazy bananaphiles will do for our obsession!!!!!!! Amazing.

I'll post the nursery name...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-03-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By bananimal
Re: Looking for fertilizer

Sounds fine. Follows the med/lo/hi NPK formula. Go for it.

If you get the chance to move to South Fla ---- do that too!!! lol :08:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By bananimal
Re: Looking for fertilizer

Bananas require a high potassium fertilizer. I use 6-3-16 from Diamond R Fertilizer - 4100 Glades Cut-Off Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981 - 772-464-9300. When I lived in Charlotte, NC I had them...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-01-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By bananimal
Re: Hello

Considering your location you must have a green house ---- yes?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-25-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By bananimal
Re: Harvesting pups while mother plant fruits?

I use a thin bladed chisel to sever the rizomatuscuss.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By bananimal
Re: First time I've ever seen this

You need to clean out your mailbox to continue getting PM's.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-23-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By bananimal
Re: Can one preserve the rhizome/corm for later?

You could move to Sri Lanka!? No digging required. lol:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By bananimal
Re: Harvesting pups while mother plant fruits?

Don't understand. To sever a pup all that is needed is to sever the connection to the Mama and pull the pup out of the ground. No cutting needed! If you're thinking of 6 to 8 ft pups --- well...
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