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Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Re: Mystery Banana - Need help identifying this one!

I would say a Tall Orinoco. It could be a Dwarf Orinoco because itís short, but it has a thin trunk so I would say itís a Tall (Dwarf bananas tend to have thick trunks).
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By twotallgirls
Bananas from Madeira Islands

Doing some research for potential travel to the Madeira Islands (autonomous region of Portugal off the coast of Morocco). Found out theyíve been growing bananas there for hundreds of years,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,217
Posted By Akula
Re: Blue Java!!!

Happy New Year!

I'm bringing this thread to a close with photos showing my Blue Java bunch at harvest. My area is getting two nights of back to back overnight temps below freezing with clear skies...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: What will happen if I don't cut my bananas down for the winter?

Don't have those issues here in paradise. However, as long as there isn't any mushy rot, I don't see why they can't be left as is. The dark brown mushy stuff is not you friend and will spread through...
Forum: Banana Identification 01-21-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By colldp68
Mystery Banana - Need help identifying this one!

Need help identifying this banana. It was not labeled when I purchased it. The P-Stem is approximately 8 feet when it flowers. Thanks!
Forum: Member Introductions 01-20-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By TheBorgCollective
Greetings from North Dakota!

Hi all. I love bananas and have always been fascinated by the plants themselves (as well as other tropical and sub tropical plants). I live on the edge of zone 3b/4a here in the US. It hasn't stopped...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-18-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 221,061
Posted By 75north
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

My Patupi is flowering in January (lol) at about 7 feet!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-17-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Latherdome
Re: Naive starter questions

Update: it's been a raging success. Beginning of November I had 2 plants,
the smaller of which had 2 little leaves smaller than my hand. 11 weeks
later I have 2 rather large and very beautiful...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 22,404
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: My first Banana plant!!!

Looking nice!!!

Jealous of your orchid collection:)
Forum: Member Introductions 01-14-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By peter-in-kalopa
Aloha from a new member

I've been visiting this website for a while, decided to join finally! I moved to Hawaii Island from New Jersey about eight years ago. In NJ I grew Musa basjoo, which was hardy in the ground over...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-14-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By msa
message from france

I live in the east of France. I am passionate about banana trees. I have of course musa basjoo, sikkimensis, velutina, musellea lasiocarpa, ensete maurelli and banana trees brought back from...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-10-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By djewkes
Joy Hi

I'm Diane Jewkes.
My husband and I retired to Southern Arizona last year and one of the things we decided to try growing is a banana.
This was not a preplanned decision. No...I saw it at the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-05-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By tai haku
Re: Dwarf orinocco flowering in Britain

An update on these as at a couple of days ago
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-01-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,271
Posted By sirdoofus
Re: subsonicdrone's 2021 thread

Wow your plants downstairs look great.

Your upstairs plants look a lot like mine in the garage...I am sure they will come back just fine.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-01-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,271
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: subsonicdrone's 2021 thread

ok so i am a day late but i took these pics yesterday
downstairs not looking too bad however i did notice spider mites...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-21-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 221,061
Posted By Janelle525
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Super Dwarf Cavendish blooming on the shortest day of the yr! Happy winter Solstice!
Forum: Banana Identification 12-20-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Frugalguy
Blue Java? Need help to Identify this one

Hi, I was told this is blue Java and was sold by a nursery in Phoenix, This fruited like when its 7 feet tall and wanted to confirm if its really blue Java. Thanks. I was told in local Phoenix...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-19-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,908
Posted By Zalin124
Re: Mekong Giant vs Basjoo

Itís like spring all over again. All my bananas are back pushing. 65 on Christmas. Hereís some photos of my Mekongís and Saba. Saba is probably the third hardiest banana that I have. I covered up the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,908
Posted By wstrickland1
Re: Mekong Giant vs Basjoo

Before Thanksgiving we had 3 or 4 nights in the very low 30s (like 29 or 30) and everything went to hell. It's been like late spring ever...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-19-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,908
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Mekong Giant vs Basjoo

For me in zone 5/6 after a few frosts the Mekong was the first to succumb to winter.
The Basjoo lasted a couple more weeks of frosts before a hard frost stopped it completely.

Both are awesome...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-19-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Bananas in underground area without sun? :)

I should be just like growing them in a grow room or basement.
There are a number of forum members that store their plants in pots under artificial lights during the winter months. They will reduce...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 12-18-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By aruzinsky
My New Supplemental Lighting for Greenhouse

Since I wanted spotlights that don't block much daylight and operate safely in a wet environment, I thought it would be a good idea to use ones that are mass produced for cars. So, I bought...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-15-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By Art_R
Re: Is this really a Patupi?

Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. Here is an update. This spring I purchased a Patupi from Sow Exotic and made a post questioning whether or not it was a real Patupi. I can now say with...
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