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Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 08-24-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Looking for FHIA2 Mona Lisa, Manzano, and (real) Blue Java

i'm down in Englewood if interested in a trip. I got the BJ and pups available from majority of my list in signature below
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-21-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Blue Java Bananas! Pensacola

not namwa, looks correct for BJ
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-10-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: What did you pollinate today?

I'd be interested in that manini pup. I've been learning so much the past few years and would like to play with pollinating some also. I've been averaging 8-10 flowers at a time for the past year...
Forum: Fruit 05-21-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,576
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Ripen bananas on the tree or cut once start turning yellow?

what varieties do you grow and include in this statement?
what do you consider sun scorched? never had anything here in florida that has damage from the sun.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,036
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Looks like I may not receive my order from Florida Hill Nursery.

Wellspring Gardens is an online nursery similar to FHN but with the best packaging ever (tape over soil so it cant spill, pots taped to box so they cant move and large air packets to take up the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,036
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Looks like I may not receive my order from Florida Hill Nursery.

I ordered from them a few times 2-3 years ago, I got stuff and most of the trees were correct but with bananas only time would tell and those that fruited have all been incorrect (4 out of 6). they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-18-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,036
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Looks like I may not receive my order from Florida Hill Nursery.

they will all be incorrectly labeled anyway, lesson learned FHN sucks bigger than any other "legitimate" online nursery in the USA.
Forum: Banana Identification 05-14-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Banana ID Please?? Newbie alert!

Burro banana, aka Orinoco.. some like them full ripe, some like to cook them when green.. they have a triangular shape to them and racks are usually pretty sparse like yours. i know a mexican guy...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-13-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: How about them Fe'i? Or Ty Taylor? :)

thanks valor x, I snagged a few.

I had one I got from greendreams but it came with an order that was put in a big box without any packing or securing so most came broken stems and such. It made it...
Forum: Banana Identification 05-13-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Are these Ice Creams?

price is kinda steep so I search and found it straight from the U of hawaii edu for $80
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Blue Java fruit not filling out

not all that uncommon for BJ, I noted it on a rack also that came out late winter and may have been opening around the time temps dropped to 40's that week..
Forum: Banana Identification 05-11-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Are these Ice Creams?

What book is that from Larry?
Forum: Banana Identification 05-11-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Another "is this a blue java fraud?" thread (no fruit or flower yet, or maybe eve

When it fruits you will know or at least you can get an ID from someone who does know. namwa/dwarf namwa and blue java all look very similar up until maturity and fruiting ages.
Forum: Fruit 05-07-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,576
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Ripen bananas on the tree or cut once start turning yellow?

tastes are subjective but in theory the longer they are on the plant the sweeter they should be. I noted very little if any difference flavors but in a 3 week period between the first hand and the...
Forum: Fruit 05-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,576
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Ripen bananas on the tree or cut once start turning yellow?

Some varieties tend to ripen in fairly quick succession so those I harvest the whole bunch, but a couple like the FHIA-03 usually has a 1-2 week ripening time between hands so on something like they...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 05-06-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Ube Purple Yam seed potatoes for sale or trade

the pictured yam is UBE ( i also have white yam growing but not pictured) I went all in on planting a lot of white yam so I won't have any bulbils until winter but I can do a trade for the yellow....
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 05-02-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Ube Purple Yam seed potatoes for sale or trade

Ube is a variety of Dioscorea Alata and is a great crop to grow. I also have Name' aka white yam which is so close to standard potato's its not even funny, tastes great and easy to grow (besides...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-02-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Does Blue Java really tend to 'lean'?

Just so slightly more that many other varieties yes but not much and many others do also. The difference I see is that the height, Pstem diameter and bunch weight are not on the same page like those...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-29-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Another lesson learned

i've removed some big pups like that with zero issues on the mother producing good rack in the not so distant future. for sure there is some impact but I believe the mother recovers fairly quickly
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 737
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Another lesson learned

FHN has never had Blue Java plants. all come from agristarts which does not have it either.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-27-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Pacific Banana Catalogs

Nice, will sit down and read the first one now.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 04-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Blue Java "Ice Cream" Banana Plant

where are you located? i prefer local sales but may ship a small pup if your not to far away from florida
Forum: Banana Identification 03-24-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,734
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Mystery banana at the in-laws...blue java ice cream?

comparing small plants of Blue Java vs. Namwa (and dwarf namwa) are a waste of time. they are so very similar when next to each other (I have some side by side purposely) and so variable from grower...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-04-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: Please help ID, I thought it was a Raja Puri

I sent Gabe pictures of a plant purchased as a cardaba but believed to be D. Brazilian or R.P. his response was: " They are extremely closely related and can be hard to tell apart unless growing side...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,533
Posted By Mikemooreflorida
Re: musa aeae Florida strain vs Hawaiian strain vs dang florida

Ae'Ae is the "standard" most well known white/green variegated banana aka royal Hawaiian etc.. . Produces fruits said to be more of a cooking style banana

Musa D'ang aka florida white/green...
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