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Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By bananaT
Re: Patupi

Actually, I have noticed that Patupi do like it on the cooler side; 80's seem to be the sweet spot.
They struggle some when we get in the 90's.
But when you think about it the tropics are not that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion Yesterday, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Patupi

Save your money!!

You will be hard pressed to get the plant to flower in zone 6 with the short 170 day grow window we have.
A greenhouse is needed to prolong the grow season for possible flower to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By bananaT
Patupi

I haven't posted pictures, or anything much, in a while, so I thought I'd share.
Here are a few Patupi pictures.
This is a very fast fruiting/ripening banana.
I have 5 fruiting right now, all from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By stunned
Smile Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

An the winner is=
Balbisiana X
From 1ft (30cm) to 13 ft (400cm), highest point
Basjoos startet with 3ft(100cm)....
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-20-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By mcfly
Joy Giant Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans Gigantea)

So I ordered these seeds from seedman.com and they arrived fast. I also ordered some trays with domes and heating mats, which will be here this Thursday. I can't wait! These guys are supposed to...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 04-29-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Wanted: Mekong Giant & Basjoo

Hello folks-

I currently have some basjoo, but am looking to leave them where they are to allow them to clump and would like to plant an additional long row in another area of my property for...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Jack of all trades

Welcome to the banana gang!.......

:2723::bananarow::2723:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-14-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By pcsmithy
Re: Jack of all trades

Thanks a lot! Can't do anything until frost is out of ground. About a month from now. Will give your recommendations a try. Very grateful! If you think of anything else please let me know. This is...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Jack of all trades

Plant it like you would a daffodil......deep.

Mulch it like you would a basjoo.....thick

Cross your fingers...:08:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By edwmax
Re: Jack of all trades

My 1st search didn't turn up any thing as a banana. ... But the proper name is Musa sikkimensis. It is very cold hardy and a seeded banana. You can read about it of the forum wiki. Musa...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By pcsmithy
Re: Jack of all trades

Research seems to indicate that there is a darjeeling banana plant that can grow in zone 5.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By edwmax
Re: Jack of all trades

Welcome to the Banana Bunch. What is a Darjeeling? A town or tea.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By pcsmithy
Question Jack of all trades

How do I plant Darjeeling in zone 5 & help them survive our rough winters?
Forum: Member Introductions 04-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By EriConda
New & semi-successful grower

Hi Banana lovers. I moved from Hawaii to South Florida and find the growing a little more involved. I have 4 varieties growing. 2 I purchased specifically for their advantages in the area, and two I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By briangifford
What bananas can be cut down and mulched for winter zone 6b

Hi!
As we are nearing the time of the year where our Bananas get to spend their time outside to grow and multiply, I could not help myself thinking about how I will overwinter my bananas next year....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By katykat
What to do with frozen bananas?

So we went through the big freeze this January and all my naner plants froze. I left everything in place and am beginning to see pups. What to do with my giant brown corpses? I peeled a few brown...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By nph
Joy My Icecreams (tall Namwah) survived 9F outside

I wrapped them in one layer of frost cloth then a simple $2 Christmas lights and another layer of frost cloth. With that the 3 bananas I left outside survived 9F and all 3 are sprouting growth! Next...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 03-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By alemily
Moving sale - bananas must go

musa bauensis. Very rare banana, seed grown. I have two mats that are starting to awaken from winter.
Big one $150 plus shipping, should be able to be trimmed enough to fit in a USPS large box....
Forum: European Section 03-01-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Hardy Bananas for UK? (list of species)

Lesiocarpa/golden lotus i believe is the most cold hardy I grow. I should get my first flower this year. I’m excited to see it.

I also grow Musa Mekong giant. And it seems to have a similar cold...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-28-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By morebananas
Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

Uncovered my Musa Basjoo this year because they were aggressively growing. What is the estimated minimum temps a uncovered 5" diameter pseudostem can take for musa basjoo?

I assume leaves die at...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By obdiah
Re: Too good to be true

mark Davies is a good sorce of seeds he sells on ebay and his seeds are fresh and germinate well I have bough from him many times
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By edwmax
Re: Too good to be true

As additional info: .... The leaves in the 1st photo do not look like bananas (not sure what they are); and the mid rib is the wrong shape. And, if you zoom in on the pstem notice there are...
Forum: European Section 02-28-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Joy Hardy Bananas for UK? (list of species)

Hi All,

I am bananas about banana plants, but living in the Uk I know that we're very restricted in what we can have, and what can be planted in the ground.

I have lots of basjoos, and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-27-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By kaczercat
Re: Too good to be true

They are plastic or something, LMAO just by reading the title you can tell it's a scam. The seller doesn't even know what he's selling hahah. I'll see if i get a response.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-27-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By edwmax
Re: Too good to be true

Haha ... the first picture shows the banana plant growing new cigar leaves AFTER budding and maturing fruit. .... Also, the pstem shows tightly warped 1st leaves with no die-back. This is not...
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