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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-25-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Dimovi
Most leaf cold hardy variety

What is the most leaf cold hardy (least frost tender) variety? It seems that when people talk about cold hardiness it is always about the roots.
When we get light freezes here in Austin, some bananas...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-24-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Narnia
Joy Happy Christmas Everyone!

Happy Christmas!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By TheVeggieProfessor
Clarity concerning how to measure pstem?

Hi. I've gotten a lot of great information from lurking and posting on these boards - thank you all for your expertise! I don't understand exactly how to measure the pseudostem height. The base until...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-12-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Spaugh
Fruit Pic

Any idea what it is? The plant is really dwarfish and fruits are little too.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 10-02-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By LukeSkyWRX
Re: Kokopo AKA Patupi have arrived.

Any info on cold tolerance?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Joy do I get bananas without pollination?

Hello everybody,

I am new here.

So I have had bananas in my garden for 4 years now, they were sold to me as Musa basjoo from a nursery.
Since winter here usually kills them or at least causes...
Forum: European Section 04-21-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,400
Posted By ljos-alfar
Dwarf fruiting varieties?

I'm looking for seeds or [whatever the tubers are called] for dwarf varieties of fruiting bananas that I can get hold of in the UK, or get shipped here.

I'd particularly like to get the dwarf Blue...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-26-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By Fantoine
Harvesting what we call Chinesse Platains-Bananas

Hello Folks,
I'm Fantoine from Panama. Were the Panama Canal is, not Florida.
I can't imagine why, but I'm allergic to commercial bananas. Like Chiquita.
In the other side, I'm not allergic to...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 12-16-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ornataboy
Getting musa velutina to flower

I have a 3' pstem tall musa velutina that is currently inside for the winter, recieving bright light and this summer I would really like to see it bloom (or even indoors?).

I know many people who...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-10-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,394
Posted By Azarashi
Best dwarf banana to grow indoors?

Hi, so I want to grow dwarf banana indoors with grow lights since where I live there isn't enough sunlight. I need it to be at most like 2.1 meters (around 7 feet) and I want it to be as tasty as...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-06-2019, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By chochoholic
Super Dwarf Banana ???

They have grown 7 month and 0.65 ft or 7.8" tall.
thanks for help
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By SoCal2warm
Re: some thoughts about hybridizing Musa basjoo

At least Basjoo is technically in the same genus (Musa) as regular bananas.

Some of the other common hardy banana species, like Abyssinian banana, are in the genus Ensete. Or the very hardy Musa...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-03-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By SoCal2warm
some thoughts about hybridizing Musa basjoo

This thread is not going to be so much about bananas, specifically, but about other plant varieties that might be applicable to trying to hybridize bananas.

There has been much speculation about...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-19-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By Loneroc
Looking for original 'Truly Tiny'

Howdy all,

I'm looking to get ahold of an accurately named 'Truly Tiny'. It's a super dwarf Brazilian originating from Truly Tropical nursery in Boynton Beach FL. If you got your plant directly...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By obdiah
12 in tall basjoo blooming

the mat of basjoos beside my drive way put out a shoot from last years sudostem and immediately put out a flag with no other leafs i never protect this mat and they just freeze down every year i...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-09-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By PR-Giants
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By JustAGuy
Looking for Musa Sikkimensis

Want to plant it in ground in North Georgia, 7b. Basjoo is easy to get here (Lowes has them now) but I think it gets too big for the area I want. Only reputable place I see it is plantsdelight...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By Spaugh
Too late to fertilize?

Do banana plants have all the energy/nutrition stored in the Pstem when the flag leaf emerges or will they still uptake fertilizer as the rack matures?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By nealnick5
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

George, USDA zones 7b is what I get from this website How do you normally overwinter yours? I have had success here...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
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: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By nealnick5
My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

*Edit: It is NOT actually xishuangbannaensis... it's itinerans var ITINERANS :(*

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...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-11-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,035
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: 594
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: 594
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?
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