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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-21-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Banana pseudostem broke and full bunch fell to the ground.

Live and learn. The chair as a prop was too low. Needs to be propped right up near where the bunch emerges from the pseudostem or you risk it folding over like that.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,567
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

How long have you been growing it?

I agree that regardless of how many pseudostems you have in a mat, the bigger ones will make bigger bunches. The trick is keeping big ones coming when you allow...
Forum: Banana Identification 11-12-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,762
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Looking for any info on a banana that I saw on youtube

The improvement in Pisang Ceylan over Mysore is just related to expression of BSV.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

For me, it fruited at 14-16' of p-stem typically, with leaves way above that. That could have been OK, but it always needed to be propped to avoid collapsing, and I found it too tricky to fit props...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

I think you'll love it. With great reluctance, I got rid of it because it was too tall to manage in my yard. It was my favorite for flavor.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-02-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,567
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

If you just lop off their heads, they'll grow right back. You need to remove them to keep them from just shooting back up or sending new pups up from the base of the corm even if you've managed to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-30-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 178,287
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

I'm glad this one does so well for you. I really like the taste. It is slow grower and not big producer for me, but I look forward to the fruit I get from it.

I wonder if anyone in California has...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Well done!

I really like the fruit of this variety, but I think it likes the climate in Florida a lot more than the climate of southern California! I've grown it for years and is very slow and not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-24-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 178,287
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Ronni, I'm impressed with your banana growing skills, but even more so by your resilience! Best of luck on your road to recovery!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-28-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,083
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Pisang Klotek

I don't have any photos handy, but I got PK from the original source, Momoese. It makes wonderful fruit, but I got rid of it because it is so darn tall. I think the shortest p-stem height mine...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-27-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 178,287
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Only 6 months?! No joke, my Rajapuri takes 10-12 months to ripen in my climate.
Forum: Banana Identification 09-22-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Unknown banana is just pushed flag leaf. Any Id?

Looks like something with a lot of Musa balbisiana genes, an ABB variety if it is an edible one. Which ABB varieties did you buy? Saba, or something like that?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,865
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Musa Pisang Ceylon

This variety gets tall. I don't think I ever had them fruit as short as 12'. More typically 15-16' p-stem height.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Banana tree snapped in half with almost mature fruit!!

I’d just add that commercial grown Cavendish bananas we buy at the supermarket in the US are harvested at about 3/4 full, i.e., not fully mature, yet they ripen fine when when gassed with ethylene....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Looks like Orinoco, though a little early to say definitely.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 112,567
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring-WHY??

If your goal is to grow a bunch of banana plants in one big clump, then there is no reason to separate pups. If you want to propagate more plants or manage the size of your clump (which affects...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 204
Sticky: Water suckers
Views: 104,404
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Water suckers

Keith, do you directly plant in the field any of the suckers you harvest right after removing them? Or do you pot them up and grow them out for a while before transplanting to the field?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-07-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Ironically, Goldfinger bananas (FHIA-01) are not finger size. They are larger, though their size varies with how they are cared for, which is true of any banana. Mysore are closer to finger size...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-24-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 227,007
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Those bananas in the smaller bunch look like Mysore, not Goldfinger, to me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 204
Sticky: Water suckers
Views: 104,404
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Water suckers

With that many suckers, sword or water, yes, growth of mom is likely going to be slowed. Slowed growth will result from insufficient light (shading by the suckers when the get older), water, or...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-12-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 178,287
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

When it's a variety I've never harvested before, I always wait until I see at least one finger that is clearly turning yellow, and harvest just that finger -- often it is damaged an not indicative of...
Forum: Banana Identification 12-16-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By venturabananas
Re: How to ID Dwarf Brazilian?

Dwarf Brazilian always has the messy rachis. Always.

Tall Braziilan doesn't. But the fruit taste identical.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-14-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Musa "Rose"

Ditto what Jon said. Beautiful as an ornamental but makes too little of too little fruit to be worth growing for fruit.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-14-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,752
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

Yes, thanks. The fires are several miles southeast of us. Last year's Thomas Fire came within about a mile of us. That was scary.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-14-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,752
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

As a brief report, the bananas ripened well and they were very nice. The flavor was similar to Goldfinger, but I thought slightly better. The texture was excellent: firm yet smooth when chewed. My...
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