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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By bananimal
Re: Royal Hawaiian (AeAe) Growth Updates Thread

I panted the AeAe I got from Rene in late fall last year and the cold collapsed all the leaves. Dug it up and potted it in Pro Mix with high porosity mycorrhrizae growing medium. Liquid fertilizer...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By bananimal
Re: Mice eating harvest!

What I do is cut down the bunch when the fingers are green and have filled in. Then hang it in the house or garage to ripen. The tree rats, aka squirrels, are the main culprits and will eat up the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-16-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 997
Posted By bananimal
Re: Royal Hawaiian (AeAe) Growth Updates Thread

I got a nice Ae Ae from Rene this year. When the weather turned cold the big leaves browned up. Planted it in a sunny location and applied 6-3-16 - the "Super Fruiter" fertilizer.

Watering with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-22-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 965
Posted By bananimal
Re: Question....

Hi Mary --- check out my last PM to you.

Dan
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By bananimal
Banana plant definition

Here is what I got on a quick search -------------

"A banana is an elongated, edible fruit botanically a berry produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 09-25-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By bananimal
Lula avocado seeds for rootstock.

It's that time of year again. The 40 ft Lula avocado has lots of fruit.

The seeds are reputed to make very good rootstock.

Taking orders now.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By bananimal
Re: How to know when to harvest banana?

I cut the bunch down when the fingers are fully filled in and before any turn yellow. I have missed a bunch now and then and the tree ratzz - squirrels - have chewed up the fingers that turned...
Forum: Other Plants 07-04-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By bananimal
Re: Mangos Galore

The Glenn is the last of the three to fruit. Just harvested all the full size fruit to save them from the tree rats, aka squirrels. Excellent flavor!!!

Have to do some trimming as the tree is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-30-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 159,306
Posted By bananimal
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Just cut down a 33 lb bunch of SH3640. Always has produced heavy big bunches. Just hung it in the house to ripen. The wife, 3 dogs and I will eat as much as we can stand and the rest goes to the...
Forum: Other Plants 06-17-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By bananimal
Mangos Galore

Have been stuffing my face with mangos for 4 weeks now. The big Sweet Tart held a lot of fruit this year and the taste is fantastic. Same for the Pickering. The 20 ft tall Glenn is starting to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By bananimal
Re: Fertilizer for banana plant

Where are you located Lady Cas? The stuff I use is perfect for naners.

Super Fruiter 6-3-16 is formulated by Diamond R Fertilizer Co.

Naners love high potassium!!!
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 252,420
Posted By bananimal
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By bananimal
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

My Min-Pin can spot anything in the backyard that is messing around in the banana and mango areas. He runs straight to the critter and will kill it if hangs around. Greatest watchdog there...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By bananimal
Morado from PR

Is any one growing the Morado but me? Has been one of my all time favorites. Pstems are red.
Forum: Other Plants 11-20-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By bananimal
Big harvest of Lula Avocado

Just finished topping the big tree. Lowered the height by 5 feet.. Harvest was about 80 fruit. Great tasting cado but enough is enough. Will be bringing a few boxes to the Treasure Coast Rare...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By bananimal
Another bunch pops!

Another bunch pops! The Pisang Raja has a buncho now. That makes it 5 bunches within a month.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bananimal
Re: When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

I'd have to say Mona lisa and Pisang Celon.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bananimal
Re: When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

Gotta say FHIA2. Absolutely delicious. Just sent a pup to Hector M.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bananimal
When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

Three bunches came in at the same time!!!

SH3640, Pisang Ceylon and FHIA2 Mona Lisa. Have been running around to the neighbors giving fruit away. And the big Lula avocado still has over 50 fruit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-25-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,075
Posted By bananimal
Re: Veinte Cohol

I still have 5 pstems on the VC mat. Excellent tasting little naner! People at the TCRF club like the pstem coloration.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By bananimal
Re: Hurricane Prep for Bananas

If a pstem gets blown over just stand it back up and tie 3 ropes to it with stakes --- 120 degrees apart. It should have roots enough attached to keep it growing. Trim off dead leaves for looks and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By bananimal
Re: Stupid Hurricanes

We dodged the bullet completely!!! :08::nanadrink: No damage except sore muscles from installing steel shutters. Harvested an FHIA2 bunch and will have them for bkfst. Big SH3640 bunch to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By bananimal
Stupid Hurricanes

Well here comes another one! The FHIA2 has 3 bunches hanging and the SH3640 has a huge bunch. I wish the timing were better. The SH and the FH2 have pretty much mature bunches so I'll cut them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By bananimal
Re: Banana vs squirrel--need I worry?

I call them tree rats! I like to wait till the first few fingers turn a bit yellow and then cut down the bunch. Then hang it indoors.

On the last bunch of FHIA2 I let it hang too long and the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By bananimal
Re: Patupi question

I once had a Patupi mat. After a couple of years it up and went patooee!!!.. Here in Port St Lucie I'm not tropical enough. However with global warming I might try to grow it out again!? lol
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