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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Julian
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

All banana varieties can get it, but the Cavendish varieties get it faster. The red is a Cavendish so I would expect so. DB's are your best bet. 15 bucks at Koolau Farmers. Best wishes
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-15-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By Julian
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

Sorry to see. Just curious, How long have you had it, and what variety is it.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By bananimal
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

That would be chocolate sigatoka in this case. lol
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By sunfish
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

Looks like Black Sigatoka to me:nanadrink:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By bananimal
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

Here's the real bunchy top virus - when you have a banana bunch growing out the top of your head!

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=52003&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By Magilla Gorilla
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

I agree with Gabe. Good luck contacting Andy at Aloha Tropicals. He takes your money and then disappears! A few of us have had no response from him in the past.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By Gabe15
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

That is definitely bunchy top virus.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By Yug
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

kinda looks like it, but can you get a pic from under the leaf next to the midrib with the light shining through?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By Arachnotron
Re: Backyard pictures.

The lawn is St Augustine.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,474
Posted By Yug
Re: Gros Michel

Well, I've never had a mature one, but here are some photos of different Gros Michel bananas. I guess you will have to look at them and make an estimate. I could take a shot at it, too, but I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,474
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Gros Michel

They'll be shorter. Closer to 6', I would guess.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,474
Posted By Yug
Re: Gros Michel

Gabe reported that he had a Gros Michel 'Highgate' fruiting at 7 ft, and a 'Cocos' at fruiting at 6-8 ft.

http://www.bananas.org/f2/highgate-cocos-15127.html#post188633

They are both dwarf...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-26-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,474
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Gros Michel

It is a big plant, getting up to 15-20' to the top of the pseudostem ("trunk") and another 10' beyond that to the top of the leaves. Each "branch" (which is actually a leaf) is about 10' long on a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By venturabananas
Re: white powdery waxy stuff on pseudostem

It's normal. The amount varies among varieties and with age. Don't worry.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By kaczercat
Re: white powdery waxy stuff on pseudostem

It sounds normal most bananas will have that, edible ones that is. you got a pic?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By Richard
Re: compost leachate/tea

Here in coastal San Diego county (CA), we find that using compost tea as a foliar provides an excellent substrate for sooty mold and powdery mildew.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By Scot Nelson
Re: compost leachate/tea

Compost tea is made by steeping compost in water. The tea serves as a foliar fertilizer or as a soil nutrient and microbial drench. Producing compost tea is an art as much as a science. Types of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Magilla Gorilla
Re: great people!

I second that!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Richard
Re: banana peel

Shopping for fertilizers at Big Box stores is kind of like shopping for groceries at 7-Eleven. Look in the Yellow Pages under Farm Supplies or Agricultural Supplies for a fertilizer supplier in your...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By trebor
Re: banana peel

I use all kinds of vegetable for compost !
carrot skins
potato skins
lettuce cores (the big chunks left after pulling all the leaves off)
cucumber ends
Yuca scraps
leaves from trees
Banana...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: great people!

Glad you are enjoying the website. There are a lot of knowledgeable and friendly members here.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Richard
Re: banana peel

For plants in soil, it can take up to 3 weeks to uptake all of the inorganic mineral nutrients, and then a few weeks to assimilate them. So even though you may notice a quick response from a plant...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Richard
Re: banana peel

These are the maximum dosages I would recommend for fertilizing fruiting bananas with 10-20-20. Also, I recommend that when it is economically feasible for you -- switch to something with a 2:1:3...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Richard
Re: banana peel

Depends on the fertilizer. What is the brand name and analysis (NPK) ?




Just for clarity, I was not suggesting to avoid composting. Certainly curred compost is an essential ingredient in a good...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By G.W.
Re: banana peel

Giving your plant something with a higher analysis than spit is also excellent.

Just think, if you apply nitrogen and potassium at the proper rates you could have your thousand banana peels to...
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