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Forum: Banana Identification 09-24-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By endeitz
Re: This does not look [to me] like a banana flower

Thanks for the input guys, maybe we'll have a mild winter and I'll actually get to harvest!

Cheers,

Ed.
Forum: Banana Identification 09-24-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By endeitz
Re: This does not look [to me] like a banana flower

Update picture. . .does this help narrow it down?

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=54640&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=54640&ppuser=611)
Forum: Banana Identification 09-18-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By endeitz
Re: This does not look [to me] like a banana flower

I don't think I've ever had a Cavendish on my property. I have had Basjoos, so that's a possibility. I'll keep you guys posted with pix, and you experts can settle the question as it develops...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By endeitz
Re: My fingers never plump =(

Watering schedule: about 1" per week. . .the soil is somewhat damp under the mulch

Fertilizer schedule: 1 lb 15-15-15 per month

Pix: see below, the ladder is about 8' at the apex. I don't know...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-17-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By endeitz
This does not look [to me] like a banana flower

I have had a few flowers from Brazilians (beautiful). Did I end up with a mutant by my pool? Please help me identify this green-wrapped...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By endeitz
My fingers never plump =(

OK,

Zone 8a here. I dutifully wrap a couple of my Braz with circulating water-filled pvc, and bubble wrap. I have gotten several flowers in the June-July timeframe, which should get me enough...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-22-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By endeitz
Re: What is the least amount of sun a basjoo can handle???

In central Texas, full sun will kill a Basjoo in the summer months. I have learned this the hard way over the past two summers. In the Spring and Fall, full sun is OK, but probably not necessary. ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-11-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,553
Posted By endeitz
Re: Read Cold Hardy Thead, Still Have Questions

Here's a Central Texas (8a) perspective.

Last year I planted the following:

1. Basjoo
2. Dwarf and Tall Orinoco
3. Dwarf and Tall Brazilian
4. Saba
5. Dwarf Cavendish
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-19-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,726
Posted By endeitz
Re: Is this true?

OK, I'll bite. Does overwintering increase or decrease the number of leaves before blooming? It is not obvious to me, since stress has been known to trigger "premature" blooming.

Ed.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-07-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,940
Posted By endeitz
Re: All Brown and Shriveled Up!

From my experience, your neighbor may have had a gentle suggestion from his wife or significant other that he "at least chop those ugly damn things off so our yard doesn't look like a winter...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-07-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,089
Posted By endeitz
Re: Hill Banana ("Pahari kela") from India

I know I got into this late, but I will also offer financial support for the chance to get my hands on a cold hardy-ish edible.

Cheers,

Ed.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-22-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,069
Posted By endeitz
Re: keeping Bananas warm.

I am going to try something this year that is similar in concept to the "walls of water" people use to start their tomatoes early.

The plan is to use several pieces of 1" pvc pipe stood on end...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 08-27-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,607
Posted By endeitz
Re: Wanted: Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant'

I bought 5 seeds on Ebay for the Steroidal Giant. I will let you know how germination goes.

Ed.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,016
Posted By endeitz
Re: Dwarf Brazilian vs Tall Brazilian

I bought both dwarf and tall types from online sources last winter (at least I hope they are the right thing, they are definitely Braz. since the leaves have the right streaking), overwintered them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,410
Posted By endeitz
Re: Favorite Packaging Method?

Does it need to be marked "plant"? Does this get it special treatment? Also, I will look into getting some fungicide.




So would this tube...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,410
Posted By endeitz
Favorite Packaging Method?

I am new to the obsession, so I have not had a chance to trade plants long distance with anyone up to this point. However, that may soon change as I have a good many pups coming up in the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-06-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By endeitz
Re: Newbie's First Year -- Pictures and Questions

Ice cream, huh? That is interesting. Hopefully I can get it to flower so that we can get a definitive answer. Until then, I will keep the pups to myself, or at least tag them with a heavy...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By endeitz
Re: Fertilizer Question

Richard,

I think you make an excellent point about P requirements. The local extension is forever trying to convince people to use "no-phosphorus" lawn fertilizers, since much of the P ends up in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By endeitz
Re: Fertilizer Question

Great info, Richard. Does the estimate of 1-2 years for micronutrient depletion assume that no natural amendment, such as compost, has been added as top dressing?

I will look into the fertigation...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,441
Posted By endeitz
Re: Fertilizer Question

Here is my chance to ask a dumb question. Why is regular lawn fertilizer not considered "water soluble". Are there fillers in it that genuinely do not break down in water? Would the bottom of your...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By endeitz
Re: Newbie's First Year -- Pictures and Questions

mskitty: Thanks for the encouragement on the Orinocos. I hope they take off when the weather gets back down to the 80s.

stumpy: You are right about the NPK ratio. I am too cheap to buy anything...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By endeitz
Newbie's First Year -- Pictures and Questions

Hello,

This is my first year trying to grow bananas. I did quite a bit of reading on this forum before planting, and have followed many of the basic tenets. I was wondering if the experts out...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 07-01-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,607
Posted By endeitz
Re: Wanted: Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant'

I think shopgirl has a good point about dieback areas. So I am willing to buy or trade for a well-rooted pup (are these hard to divide from the mother?) of any kind, "Steroidal" or not.

I have...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 03-24-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,607
Posted By endeitz
Re: Wanted: Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant'

The difference is simply the overall size.

Rice Paper Plant:

PDN -- Tetrapanax papyrifera (http://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Current/Detail/04676.html)

Giant Rice Paper Plant:

PDN --...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 02-29-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,607
Posted By endeitz
Re: Wanted: Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant'

I am interested in the particular variety "Steroidal Giant" (which may also be the "Rex"). Is yours the common variety? Do you know the source of your original plant?

Cheers,

-Ed
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