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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-08-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By bencelest
Re: Eating the banana's heart!

I am a Filipino and I truly believe your friend will be happy to have your banana heart. The banana heart is hard to come by and she swill use that as a special ingredients for her kari-kari a...
Forum: Other Plants 02-03-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By bencelest
Re: How many of you grow oranges? Looking for tips/advise

I grow mostly clemenule mandarin that I grafted to a pomelo which is very successful graft. But I am starting to graft clementine to my other pomelo tree because of its sweetness. But I have...
Forum: Other Plants 05-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,025
Posted By bencelest
Re: What did you graft today ?

Tony:
Are your grafts of yesteryears are still producing fruits?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,522
Posted By bencelest
Re: Suggestions for protecting my plants

Wow! That picture looks so cool.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-23-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,805
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold

Come spring time I should have extra Calif gold pups. I sold all of my bananas before winter and all I kept were Calif Gold and Dwarf Brazilian.
I found out that any other kinds will not thrive in my...
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 39,171
Posted By bencelest
Re: You might be a banana fiend ......

This is really awesome!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-27-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 183,934
Posted By bencelest
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 11-14-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By bencelest
Re: Free banana pups + plants in San Diego until 11/12/11

Hey Richard :
I post my banana plants on craigslist list and sold them for $5 for small ones and $10 for large ones and I could not keep up with people calling me. I sold about $95 and I just...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,513
Posted By bencelest
Re: Fruit...and more fruit!

I wish I live in San Diego so I can compete with Nanaman. (lol). Good job!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By bencelest
Re: Bunches 2010

Those are awesome pictures Tony. After seeing your bananas I wan to move to San Diego.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-12-2010, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

progress of calif gold 10 11 10

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=37435&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Here's my Calif gold that I think will bloom soon

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=37374&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=37374)


close...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold and "Dwarf" Brazilian

I have one of its sisters is about to bloom now. the last leaf was about just a foot and a half and it is less than 6 feet. I am going to post the picture in a day or so.
I am just like you. I have ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By bencelest
Re: Calif gold bloom

I was able to harvest fruit from My Calif Gold but it took extraordinary long time because of where I live. We have discussed in my other post that bananas stopped growing altogether at 55 degrees...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Thanks! I put that in front of my computer screen.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-06-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Harvey: Wow! That's Fantastic. That's very touching. Really.
Can I use that as my slogan?
"Nothing wrong with a good dream, Benny. Maybe you're wife will one day have the same dream! "
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-06-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Harvey: I love to hear nice stories like that. I feel great when I hear other people complimenting me their nice experience eating my Fuji apples and Fuyo persimmons.
Bananas? Nah!. It is too...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2010, 01:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Kent:
He invited me to go to his daughter's birthday party a while back but because of my previous commitment to take my son to San Diego I was not able to attend. Prior to this, I met him at the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold and "Dwarf" Brazilian

My dwarf Brazilians were almost as tall as my Calif Gold when they fruited. Not 9 feet. Only 5 1/2 feet.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Oh, OK Harvey. But were you able to fruit any of your bananas any of your bananas to ripeness? I thought you did.
I know Joe was. He showed it to us in the forum a while back. But I don't remember...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,829
Posted By bencelest
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,231
Posted By bencelest
Re: When does Bananas stop growing?

I think it is the soil temperature that governs the growth of bananas as Sunfish is saying. And it would take quiet sometime to reduce the soil tempt that low.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By bencelest
Re: California Gold and "Dwarf" Brazilian

Buffy:
Your Calif Gold looks so cool. Much better than mine. How did it fare last winter? Expect to blossom anytime now. It looks like it is that height that my CG blossomed. Between 4 to 6 feet....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

Kent:
I suspect that you have the same temperature during the summer months as Harvey or Joe Real. They live in Isleton and Davis respectably. Harvey just indicated he has 4 or 5 bunches ready now...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,348
Posted By bencelest
Re: my calif gold at 2010

ha-ha-ha. who wants to grow lettuce?
I am eying San diego though. 2 of my sons will be studying there and I believe I can save on boarding house rent if I buy a house there. But again it is a long...
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