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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 188,089
Posted By Akula
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Blue Java bunch harvested today. Its not completely filled but I am running out of good weather and have five bunches hanging.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=68605&size=1...
Forum: Banana Identification 11-18-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Akula
Re: Viente Cohol ID

Awesome BigDog! Thanks!

My VC is not a VC. I've got pink male flowers with retained bracts so probably a Raja Puri. Plus taking forever to fill like a RP vs. fast like a VC.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-09-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Akula
Viente Cohol ID

Can someone please post up photos of their VC with the bud attached and male flowers showing? Maybe an additional pic focusing on the male flowers? MOre pics the better!

I checked the Search and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By Akula
Re: bananas, beer, and coca cola for fertilizers

Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date before you put all those rusty cans in your yard. LOL.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Akula
Re: Wind Resistance of Varieties

Dwarf banana trees with thick pstems do better than tall. My best plant for wind resistance hands down is my Florida Platinum (Raja Puri).

A little bit of wind protection goes a long ways too....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Akula
Re: Hurricane Ian

Dude! I feel like I have deja vu. I lost my first two BJ bunches to tropical storms/hurricanes. Hopefully you have a good size pup coming up that will fruit next year.

That was a nice looking bunch...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Akula
Re: Hurricane Ian

Sad! I've been following your posts about your GF bunch from the beginning. Was looking forward to seeing the size of the fingers at harvest. I'm sure you were too. The GF bunch looks pretty filled...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-28-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Akula
Re: Hurricane Ian

I'm far from the hurricane but I'm getting getting 20-30 mph gusts today. I"ve got three heavy (50 lbers) Blue Java bunches hanging and although propped, they are swinging around bigtime!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By Akula
Re: Hurricane Ian

This sounds brutal but if you are sure you are going to take a direct hit you might try folding the leaves down on your plants so they don’t catch the wind and then tie them down with a string like a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Patupi showing five hands at almost 10' of pstem. This is my second patupi bunch.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=68543&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-20-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Great looking Goldfinger bunch Janelle!

Are the banana fingers typically the same size as store bought Cavendish or 1/2 to 3/4 size like Namwa, Brazilian, etc.? Thanks.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By Akula
Re: AeAe pup!

Those roots look healthy. Great job!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Massive Dwarf Namwa Flower showing eight hands so far with first five countable hands containing 22 fingers per hand. This is my first DN Flower so looking forward to comparing it with my TN's. The...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

My Namwa female flowers are always beige and these look pink/reddish. Looks more like Blue Java/Orinoco to me.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-06-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Akula
Re: Variegated Florida for Sale

LOL! People are crazy!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Great Namwa rack 75! Congratulations!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Man, those fingers are super fat and about to burst out of their skin. Cool looking plant.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 242,057
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Blue Java and Dwarf Brazilian.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=68502&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=68502)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Akula
Re: Namwah and Blue Java

How's your BJ doing? It should be showing some color. The bunch below flowered in my patch about a week after yours based on your posting date...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 08-29-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,689
Posted By Akula
Re: Looking for Pakistan mulberry

I don't know. It was not grafted. Very fast growing.
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 08-28-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,689
Posted By Akula
Re: Looking for Pakistan mulberry

My Pakistan Mulberry finally put out a couple berries! This at least confirms that it is a Mulberry. I was losing patience. Feeling much better about this plant.

Very odd but the plant shed its...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-14-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Akula
Re: Best variety for comercial organic production in USDA 10b ?

Haha.

There are a many, many Goldfingers in circulation with the small fingers. The big fingers not so much. One is the real deal and the other is not.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-14-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,617
Posted By Akula
Re: Seeds From Blue Java Ice Cream Bananas

For clarity, I was addressing a readily available source for course sand that I have used successfully for leafless pups and corms. I have not grown a Variegated Florida or a Variegated a'ea'a.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-14-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Akula
Re: Best variety for comercial organic production in USDA 10b ?

Dwarf Namwa or real deal FHIA-1 Goldfinger that has the big fingers. Dwarf Brazilian would be my third choice. Namwa and FHIA-1 have bigger bunches by weight than Dwarf Brazilian and shorter filling...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-14-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,617
Posted By Akula
Re: Seeds From Blue Java Ice Cream Bananas

I have had good results using Quickcrete Sand from Lowes which is pretty cheap. Not sure about the grain size.
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