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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By wxman
Re: Musa Basjoo Problems

Varies. I've tried all different depths. Ground level, few inches deeper and 12 inches deeper. They suffer the same eventual fate... but only in that area.

Like I said other bananas have done...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By wxman
Musa Basjoo Problems

Having some interesting issues with musa basjoo the last few years. I keep having problems with them dying in the center and then they will eventually send up pups. Then the pups grow very fast for...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By wxman
Please help diagnose this problem

I have several musa basjoo that I usually overwinter in the greenhouse each winter. This happened a few times last year, but it's really happening this year. The problem is, a leaf stops...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,002
Posted By wxman
Re: Orinoco

I love orinocos. They store well in the basement and grow big in the summer! :)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-07-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By wxman
Re: I was sent the wrong bananas I believe

I emailed them the picture. I hope they send me replacements. I didn't want anymore zebrina.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By wxman
I was sent the wrong bananas I believe

I ordered from an online supplier -- won't say who to protect privacy -- ordered musa orinoco corms. Received my package, potted them up and put them in the greenhouse. What's now leafing out does...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,161
Posted By wxman
Yellow leaves - musa basjoo pups

I overwintered a bunch of musa basjoo in my basement dormant this past winter. This one failed to regrow in spring when I potted it up, however in the last week began to shoot up 3 pups. The leaves...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By wxman
Musa Basjoo question

I stored a bunch of musa basjoo dormant in my basement over the winter. It's been 2 months now since I potted them up for the spring. While the stems died back to the corm on 3 of them, the corm...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By wxman
Re: Spring time for dry root storage

You really need to build a greenhouse! I bring all my dormant bananas out the first week of March and into the greenhouse they go until May.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By wxman
Anyone else notice this problem?

I store the following bananas dormant in my basement during the winter:

musa orinoco
ensete maurelii

About March 1st, I bring them up, cut off the dried up tissue and pot them up. Give them a...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 02-19-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By wxman
Tall Orinoco Corms/Pups

Looking for tall orinoco corms/pups. Not the dwarf kind.

Thanks!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-18-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By wxman
Tall Orinoco

Does anyone know where I can get tall orinoco bananas? All I see on ebay is the dwarf variety.

I have a few tall orinoco and they store beautifully for me dormant in the basement. I'd like to get...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-06-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By wxman
Re: advice needed for winter storage

No ... that will dry them out faster. I store mine in a 55 degree basement in winter and they look fine. Basjoo, orinoco, thai black and ensete maurelii. I will plant them in pots and put them in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By wxman
Re: First winter with new greenhouse and banana question

Thanks again! However, unfortunately my greenhouse is 6 inches off the property line to the south, which means the reflectors would be on the neighbors property. That puts me out of luck for using...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By wxman
Re: First winter with new greenhouse and banana question

Greenfin,

Wow. All I have to say is thank you. Man, I was figuring since the sun was shining, each hour of "light" was equal. Not the case, I see. Makes sense ... even if it's warm this time of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By wxman
First winter with new greenhouse and banana question

I built this greenhouse over the summer. I'm keeping palm seedlings, citrus, other tropicals and bananas in it over the winter. In the fall, when I dug up the bananas, I split the large pups off...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By wxman
Sick Musa Basjoo

This past week one of my musa basjoo started looking sick. The newest roller that was pushing up has slowly browned out from the edges in. It also has stopped pushing up. I fertilize these bananas...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-16-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,844
Posted By wxman
Re: Tropical Ohio

It was planted as a 3 gallon in July of 2008.

I place an insulated box over it every winter from around Thanksgiving until early March. This box is 2x2 wood frame, plastic inside and outside of the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-15-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,844
Posted By wxman
Re: Tropical Ohio

Here's a few pictures of my maurelii, other bananas, etc in zone 5b Wisconsin.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/wxman81/733e08b8.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/wxman81/3fd3400f.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By wxman
Re: acclimating to outdoors...how cold at night?

Mine are all in the ground. It was 39 for a low last night and they haven't missed a...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,904
Posted By wxman
Re: New Greenhouse -- With Bananas In It -- And Other Pics!

Thanks! Most of them were overwintered bare root in the basement. I brought them into the house in March and started them up. If I would have had the greenhouse then they wouldn't have brown leaf...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-22-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,904
Posted By wxman
Joy New Greenhouse -- With Bananas In It -- And Other Pics!

Yesterday when I set it up...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/wxman81/6d9ea44c.jpg

Left side of greenhouse. Bananarama!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/wxman81/6788c431.jpg

Right...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-18-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,768
Posted By wxman
Basjoo pushing up already

I buried it a foot deep last fall and covered it with plastic. Pushing up!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/wxman81/51c70244.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-08-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,290
Posted By wxman
Re: Ensete Maurelii in pots? (zone 5 people with maureliis)

Angie,

Greetings from Wisconsin! I'm just north of Milwaukee and just west of the big pond. This is my second year growing ensete maurelii and I would recommend throwing yours right into the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By wxman
Re: What's up with these ensetes?

Hmmm. Here is how they look today. I had to cut the old petioles further down again due to them turning brown and mushy. The rest of the old petioles are lime green and sickly colored. Despite...
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