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Forum: Species Bananas 12-30-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,692
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: The ripe fruits of Musa Basjoo and its seeds

I know this thread is old but I think we should all be doing this. Just try the bananas even if they are seeded, try ensete as well, I am going to.
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By DoctorSteve
Blood Oranges

I was wondering who out there is growing blood oranges, and how they taste, and how well they produce.

I am looking at buying one but the information out there seems to vary wildly and was looking...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 12-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Compost at any time of the year?

I am trying cover crops in my yard this winter to break up the clay and add some nitrogen and plant matter to the soil. I like the idea of composting in place with cover crops. I am using Fava and...
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Sweet Sue papaya

Yeah that was the thread I was reading, then did some more searching. The member Bamboo Conne'iseur that grew/grows it does not seem to have an account anymore or something. So I do not know how to...
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Sweet Sue papaya

Here is a link with more info and pictures.

bambooweb.info • View topic - Growing papaya (http://www.bambooweb.info/bb/viewtopic.php?p=9730)
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Sweet Sue papaya

Here it is in snow.

http://www.boonut.info/photoalbums/boonut_farm_2004/photos/r11.jpg

I contacted this person already about it and they lost it so please don't bother them.
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,713
Posted By DoctorSteve
Sweet Sue papaya

I was reading in another thread about papaya and someone on there was growing one called Sweet Sue from Thailand. They are apparently fairly cold hardy, for papaya that is, taking temps to the mid...
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,241
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Babaco

That's a bummer, maybe next time.
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,241
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Babaco

Tony, did that babaco seed ever germinate?
Forum: Other Plants 10-13-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,813
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Quito

Here are the Jubaea Chilensis seeds I got from Tony today. Can't wait to plant and eat some of them.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=50940&size=1...
Forum: Other Plants 09-23-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,961
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Coconuts and cold tolerance

I think if anyone down in marginal areas wanted to try they should order the Malayan yellow dwarf (that Chinese variety can't be shipped here) variety from florida-coconts.com, plant in extremely...
Forum: Other Plants 09-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,961
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Coconuts and cold tolerance

I think the phrase "cold wet winters" when referring to California is said by those who do not live here, that is why I choose not to say it. We are cool but not usually cold but we are certainly not...
Forum: Other Plants 09-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,961
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Coconuts and cold tolerance

I am currently growing Jubaea Chilensis so I know what you mean by slow germination. Coconuts in my opinion are fast growers, at least for palms. Depending on variety, they can fruit in 3-7 years.

I...
Forum: Other Plants 09-21-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,961
Posted By DoctorSteve
Cold Coconuts and cold tolerance

I know this subject has been talked about everywhere but I think people are trying it all wrong. Just like with bananas if you don't know what you are doing and you live in a marginal area they will...
Forum: Other Plants 06-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,878
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Growing Coconut from Store-Bought Coconut

I had a pineapple growing as well, it did fine even at freezing but once in the mid-high 20's it was gone
Forum: Other Plants 06-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,878
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Growing Coconut from Store-Bought Coconut

After doing some reading and calling the USDA I would not recommend growing just any store bought coconut. Importation of coconuts for growing is prohibited (in the U.S.) from all countries except...
Forum: Other Plants 06-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Shipping coconut to the U.S.

Found this pdf

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/permits/downloads/seedweb.pdf

And it says:

"Coconut (Cocos spp.) - prohibited from all sources except Jamaica and Costa Rica.
Written permit...
Forum: Other Plants 06-02-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Shipping coconut to the U.S.

Both of these say that coconuts from Guam and Hawaii need inspection before importing to the mainland. Maybe they are more strict now I don't know. Or maybe they just don't care enough about coconuts...
Forum: Other Plants 06-01-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Shipping coconut to the U.S.

That is a good idea actually thanks for the help.
Forum: Other Plants 05-31-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,878
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Growing Coconut from Store-Bought Coconut

Red this cool article about dwarf coconuts.

Dwarf Coconut Palms - Backyard Dwarves - Buy Garden & Tropical Plants, Online Garden & Plant Nursery...
Forum: Banana Identification 05-30-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Bought this in an open market???

Ah you are in Hawaii. Well then that kinda opens the possibility to almost anything doesn't it. Maybe Gabe will chime in, he is in Hawaii as well and is more knowledgeable than I am.
Forum: Contests! 05-30-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,719
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Bananas Quarterly Issue 3 Photo Contest

I don't know all the stuff that happened and I don't want to. I do wish something like this could take place again though. It seemed like a great idea.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,825
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Chundillakkannan is flowering

Check the previous threads about it. They show pictures of it and its seems that the bud just disappears after a certain point.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,801
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Best Banana Type for Santa Cruz, CA

I would listen to all the veterans. I just visited Harvey's farm and his texas star was about 10' I would say, so they seem to do pretty well.

Between my two bananas in the ground Pisang Raja...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,825
Posted By DoctorSteve
Re: Chundillakkannan is flowering

Great another banana that I want. I need to stop reading stuff on this forum, ha!
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