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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-16-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Grand Nain - Chiquita Banana For Sale

Still have a ton of these guys, and the just keep getting bigger.
Size ranges from 6-12+"

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lN4AAOSwzf9bYnzN/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-13-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

So I got the rice hulls and popped the Corms in there, but what happened is that they are so light and air, they don't hold heat like the sawdust. Even with a heating mat they got too cold, so I'm...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Deflowering bananas.

So pulling the little flowers off the ends really does something huh?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Deflowering bananas.

why take off the last couple bunches on the bottom too?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By sddarkman619
with a job like this who needs a vacation?

Gabe out collecting bananas:
Collecting bananas in Bougainville : In pictures | ProMusa - the banana knowledge platform...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Fe'i Aiuri

I will have a couple trays of these in a couple weeks. if anyone wants any.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

I honestly don't know the answer to that question. I'm going to use a white/soft wood this go around as the others were in a dark/hardwood last time.

Once I get some more corms going I'll be trying...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Those aren't Namwah, they are Blue Javas.
The base plant was received from a reputable member here who have the real Blue Javas, which is what these are.
Not Namwah.

Take another...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: flow hood

It's easier than all the sterilization and the precise temperatures and all that stuff.

Which is why I just stopped.
Now the macro is going so I'm hoping it will be super easy once I get it down.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Thanks Richard. Going to do many experiments. This may be one of them the crowding technique.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Hardware.

This was my lab/flow hood. Made out of a plastic bin with an air filter with a "HEPA" filter put into it. I doubt it was a true HEPA filter but it worked well. I used to have a full on HEPA hood but...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: flow hood

90% rubbing alcohol works fine too. Doesn't smell bad like bleach does.
Spray bottle and wipe.

Tried TCing once. but was more work that mushrooms so I stopped. Now with the macro prop, it's easier...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: macro propgation helens hybrid experiment

this is a good video for an overview:

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Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: flow hood

Make sure to let it run for a while before using it each time, IF you shut it down after each use. Contaminants get in there between uses and can contaminate your agar/cultures if you don't let it...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By sddarkman619
First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

So I'm giving this a shot as well. There are some plants that I've been wanting to propagate and sell for a while so that people get what they are buying and not some misnamed plants, namely Blue...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-04-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,291
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First macro propagation attempt

So far I have 2 large corms in soil and one is putting out shoots, the other one I just did the center drilling to "kill" the merristem. My other corms in sawdust are pretty small, and are not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

Thank you!
My daughters school and IB school has an organic garden so these are being grown organically, and we are thinning the mats out on Thursday to distribute more to other school.
Yeah the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-26-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sddarkman619
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 07-14-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,291
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First macro propagation attempt

Louis and Ty, are either of you using any nutrients/fertilizer for growth aside from rooting hormones? any nitrogen added or anything? and at what point?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

yeah they look a bit immature, but we'll see. I'm just glad I have a nice fat mat to pull from now.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Clarification of Agristarts "ICE CREAM" Banana

these fruited at about 6-7 ft.. Not sure why but they are so crowded I have to think that is why.
Crazy Bananas are way taller but she also manicures and thins her plants meticulously.

these guys...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: Clarification of Agristarts "ICE CREAM" Banana

what is your opinion on the flavor of the blue java?
what's it taste like?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By sddarkman619
Clarification of Agristarts "ICE CREAM" Banana

I spent some time on the phone yesterday with Agristarts. I've been buying from them for a number of years now and I have a great working relationship with them and the owner.

I've talked to them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

Yeah I've been ready how "prolific" like a weed they are. So yeah the thinning is a priority now. but glad to have more than just 1 now.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By sddarkman619
My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

I have little room anymore where I live to actually plant trees in my yard. I started donating my larger trees to the school my daughters go to so that I can grow them out and resource them as plant...
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