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Forum: Contests! 10-30-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,945
Posted By Richard
Re: 2018 Namwa bunch size contest

I'm over here: https://growingfruit.org/new
Forum: Contests! 05-31-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,945
Posted By Richard
Re: 2018 Namwa bunch size contest

And the official Namwa bunchsize count is ... 85 !
This year's winners: @hdynad and BG1977.
Thanks to all that participated and congratulations to the winners...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-23-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By Richard
Re: Need Replacement Banana Food Recommendation

Fruit Fuel 16-8-24

http://www.bananas.org/f312/fruit-fuel-16-8-24-2018-a-48608.html
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-22-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

The outdoor temperature had slid down to 34°F at 7am ... and then the sun rose. Whew!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-21-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

7:30pm and the temperature is already down to 41°F. As precaution we brought our Cambucas and the young SH-3640 indoors. I then topped the banana to insure it wasn't rotting under the shriveled...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-17-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Richard
Re: Should I trash my bananas?

Expect 3-5 years in your growing conditions.

Banana cultivation in non-tropical climates (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2AHPZ_56nGZGmAsleMfeqdiOqPRom2J_meAMcPQ5BU/edit?usp=sharing)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

LED's aren't going to do it, nor will the short-season bananas live up to your expectations in your greenhouse unless you have a source of free electricity or very deep...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2019, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,788
Posted By Richard
Re: Richard's Guide for homegrown bananas

I've updated the guide and included a new link in post #1

:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

Check out this blurb ...

So you want to grow bananas (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kae8b1sDudQ8ms_AnAnmuD-zGqxF5XZrKrWpieCDJ9E/edit?usp=drivesdk)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Richard
Re: Banana varieties fastest bearing

14-15 months is fairly quick in your location and growing conditions.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-09-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Richard
Re: Bare Root Musa Var Tanee

I'm not sure what you mean by bare-root. Are these pups or tissue culture? Can you post a photo?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64338&size=1

GREEN line is Dew Point.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,370
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies north

Looks fine to me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Richard
Re: SH-3640 flies west

It put on about an inch of growth in January :)

https://growingfruit-images.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/original/3X/1/c/1c5b3ad3ed3f918df5427ef2ac85d22c152252ea.jpeg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-06-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Richard
Re: Chilly Night In SoCal

Yes, it slid down to 37°F early this morning here. Expecting the same tomorrow.
Forum: Contests! 02-03-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,945
Posted By Richard
Re: 2018 Namwa bunch size contest

The infamous bunch of bananas is still green and enjoying our rainy season. I recently updated the list of guesses ... see the 1st post in this thread if you'd like to add yours...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,708
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

No freezing here, total rainfall this last "storm" was about 2 inches.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 01-19-2019, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Richard
Re: Control of Thrips?

Thrips cannot be controlled with a mild insecticide. You'll need something which lists thrips under "pests controlled". Be sure to apply at the thrip dosage listed in the directions for use. I use...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,708
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

Bananas enjoying the rain ...

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64303&size=1
Forum: Member Introductions 01-18-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Richard
Re: Plants R Life

Welcome Nikki,

I see your employer currently offers (https://myperfectplants.com/?s=Banana&post_type=product) "Golden Lotus", "Bordelon", and "Basjoo" for $52.99 each.

Which edible banana...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-15-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Richard
Re: I am not a new member but...

Welcome back!

Yes, a lot has gone by ... including (to no surprise) Gabe is all grown up and a fine professor of bananas in Hawaii.

:woohoonaner:
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 01-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,765
Posted By Richard
Re: Upgrade

Upgrade.

http://www.bananas.org/f5/bananas-org-not-responding-due-long-47548.html
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Richard
Re: Température minimal

I like the photos I've seen of the village and surrounding area.

It appears you could not grow fruiting bananas outdoors all year. Instead they'd need to be in large pots. Most months the pots would...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,708
Posted By Richard
Re: Bananas in my garden

recent low temperatures ...

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64296&size=1

napping: High Noon in pot, Gros Michael, pineapple, Namwa,...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Richard
Re: Température minimal

Where, specifically? :0519:
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