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Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 03-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By nph
Re: New Member LF Ice Cream and Dwarf Orinoco in Texas (USA)

Hey, where in DFW do you live? I live in North Dallas area and have these varieties and you have two options,

1) Like mentioned here earlier in the thread, dig them up and bring the "telephone...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By nph
Re: My Icdcreans (tall Namwah) suffused 9F outside

I know, I am rally happy! Next winter I will avoid digging up my "telephone poles" and drag them into the garage etc and just take a few "just in case"! I am a firm believer in not taking a chance...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By nph
Re: My Icdcreans (tall Namwah) suffused 9F outside

Regular, non LEDs, cheap kind that we have had for many read. Literally $2 at Hine Depot or Lowes.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
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: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By nph
Re: How to winterize this palm

I have tried my frost last cloth idea with Christmas lights that are quite warm inside around the stem and also a net around the leaves and the pot. It is lying horizontal and covered in first cloth...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By nph
Bananas grow smaller each year...

I have had bananas now for several years and it started out with 5-6 of them producing bananas, once I have wintered them in my garage.
But lately they grow shorter and shorter and despite a good...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By nph
Re: How to winterize this palm

What about outdoors, under frost cloth and with light inside to keep the temp from freezing?
Still lying down though since it is too high to cover upright.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-24-2017, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By nph
Re: How to winterize this palm

Ok, so that is one option...
Next?
:)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-24-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By nph
How to winterize this palm

Sorry if this is the wrong forum but I need to plan already now for winter.
I have a foxtail palm and it is quite tall now. I have grown over a foot since last year so I am afraid to cut the top like...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-24-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By nph
Re: Cool winter storage of banana plants?

Dig them up, with a small rootball. Chop off the leaves and set them standing up where you will keep them at 50 over winter and they will go dormant over winter. Note that keep them standing up since...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-11-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By nph
Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Ty, how do you keep your VC alive over winter? I have mine in pots in the garage and they always rot and die. I can keep any other banana alive over winter, either as a standing P-stem against the...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-24-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By nph
Re: More Cigar Leaf Issues (pics)

For me it has gotten lots of water since Dallas has had its greenest summer since I moved here 20 years ago. Plus I water it several times a week. Calcium is interesting theory so how do I correct...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-22-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By nph
Re: More Cigar Leaf Issues (pics)

I have exactly the same problem with my Tigua. The leaves won't unfold and thereby crush the next one coming out. I am trying to help it but result is not looking good.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-05-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By nph
Re: Hello from Sweden

I suggest you try to get your hands on Dwarf Nam Wah. in my experience the best variety for edible bananas.
Second would be Orinoco. However I always end up getting pest on it. Dwarf Namwah in my...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-04-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By nph
Re: Hello from Sweden

Hej

So what variety are you growing?

Peter
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 05-14-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By nph
Re: Gros Michel 'Highate' banana plant for sale

Never heard of Cocos or Lowgate varieties what are those?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-30-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,913
Posted By nph
Re: PR Morado, PR Verdin, Tigua and ARH Plantain Update!

Hi

Congrats! I also got a pup Tigua but i thought it was a real fast grower and fruiter similar to the small Vente Cohol?

If it doesnt flower until it is 14 feet than I wont get any fruit this year...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-24-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By nph
Re: nam wah

Best tasting banana have grown so far...!
Forum: Member Introductions 04-24-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By nph
Re: Hardy bananas

I would recommend for sure, Orinoco and above all Dwarf Nam Wah.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-10-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By nph
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-07-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By nph
Re: I'm curious... how do you feel about vaccines? OH SNAP!! hot to the touch. :)

Well, I didn't hesitate to give my son the vaccines so we can eradicate diseases like Polio. I am for vaccines. My son is today 11 and fully vaccinated and healthy.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-31-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By nph
Re: Charts cold resistence edible bananas

I pile them up against the wall. Don't put anything on them.
Forum: Member Introductions 03-23-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By nph
Re: Hello from Central Texas

Hi there fellow Texan! :)
I live in Plano and have grown bananas here for about 6 years.

Cheers
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-26-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By nph
Re: Charts cold resistence edible bananas

That is how I get bananas in Dallas, Texas, I dig it up, remove leaves and soil. Pile them against the wall in the garage and replant in early spring. With luck and provided the plant start at 5 foot...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-19-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By nph
Re: Flower to harvest banana , is there a list?

Well if my Dwarf Nam Wah flowers in July it is harvest in late October/Early November
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