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Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 09-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By crazy banana
Fruit Fuel 16-8-24 2018 UPDATE

Not that I am planning on switching over to the fertilizer business, but I love the product developed by our now retired bananas.org member Richard so much that I have put in a new production order...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Yes, at least in terms of thrips damage and decrease in cigar end rot. I actually left one one row over with all the flowers on it similar size, similar age. I will document the differences between...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Nick,


Awesome video!.....Thanks for sharing it!.....





Larry,
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-11-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

If you have it available in your area get rice hulls! For macro! For potting mix! For in ground backfill! For anything banana.

Perlite and ricehulls are the 2 best best things for Musa! You can’t...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

I agree with the temps you posted for Watsonville. I'm there at least twice per year. But on the otherhand, your statement "the cooler climate of coastal California" is a mis-match for the varied...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Richard
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

La Verne propagates Namwa as Goldfinger and Ice Cream.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-07-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By sunfish
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Akula
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Hey Sddarkman,

Which woods can be used for the sawdust in propagation? Both you and Louis used sawdust and I saw that you asked Louis about soft vs. hard woods but I didn't see a definitive...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By druss
Re: first attempt, opinions please

It's old and second hand but its mine. In the hunt for a set of lab scales, a microscope and a stirring hot plate.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By druss
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By druss
Re: first attempt, opinions please

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63587&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63587)I
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By druss
Re: flow hood

Yup, I'm going to try macro next, think its a faster method.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By Richard
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Not so long ago in a place not to far away ... circa 2007 in Penasquitos ... I was purchasing TC's by the tray and growing them out in 1 gallon, then 5 gallon, and the few that didn't sell, to 15...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By druss
Re: flow hood

Yup, do a clean with bleach and run before each use.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By meizzwang
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

Another picture just for fun, they look more blue in this photo:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1798/30066655548_325faba1c4_c.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By AZMelissa
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

What a great memory. I would think of my dad overtime I saw my bananas growing, if that had happened at my house. So cool you have that memory.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By edwmax
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

About the last 3 years before my Dad passed away, he would drive by my patch every day to look at the buds & fingers when the Nanas flowered. (2005 to 2008).
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By AZMelissa
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

Exactly. I would have loved seeing it as a kid...shoot...I love it as an adult. How many adults have seen bananas growing? lol. Wish more schools would do stuff like this. We have become very...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By AZMelissa
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

I know everyone is commenting on the lovely bunches of bananas you have...and they are...but i just want to say how cool I think it is that you are planting these at schools. Get kids fascinated with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By meizzwang
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

Snapped some new pics this morning. Have 3 bunches hanging right now, 2 of which will make it. The 3rd one bloomed maybe a month or two ago (forgot what day), and that p-stem has very few green...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By meizzwang
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

still hanging on the tree! This picture is from June 11th, 2018, I'll try to snap another pic of it. Might be able to pick it now that the fingers have filled in a little bit more, but don't want...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-30-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By meizzwang
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

ssdarkman619-great job!

If it makes you feel any better, I have a bunch of blue java that is almost a year old and still not ready!!!! (flowered Mid august 2017), but this is Northern...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-26-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By Botanical_Bryce
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By nickmccann
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

most people wait until the entire bunch is turning,,,then they end up with 60-100 bananas that (as we all know) have no shelf life and unless you have neighbors lining up to eat them , will become...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By bananaT
Re: My Blue Java /Ice Cream Finally fruited

That's pretty frickin awesome!

I always get a kick that for being one of the most common banana varieties
people sell and want to buy, they sure are pretty rare and hard to find.
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