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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Will I get ripe bananas in time?

Greetings to all



Yes but I am wondering if it would be possible to ex-plant and store a plant (in a greenhouse or just bare-root) immediately before the flag leaf comes. I know it is possible to...
Forum: Other Plants 02-02-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Harvey's Frost Report - various plants

So they didn't die at 20 F nor at 18?

What do you mean by saying that at 20 F it did burn back but not severely? Sorry it is a linguistic difficulty. Thanks again my friend
Forum: Other Plants 02-02-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Harvey's Frost Report - various plants

Greetings to all,

Dear Harvey, I saw splendid lemons behind the lychee. In a private message you told me you never had problems on citrus, yet with these temps this is interesting. So please remind...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,629
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Welcome To My Tropics (Warning: Lots Of Pics)

Interesting, for the temperatures are the same as mine. However the sun radiation changes with latitude.

Thanks a lot!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-27-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,129
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: FreezePruf - It's here!

also cigarettes were promoted as even healthy in the first 20 years since their commercial introduction...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,629
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Welcome To My Tropics (Warning: Lots Of Pics)

3-4 leaves a week... incredible! Which kind of summer temp you get?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,629
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Welcome To My Tropics (Warning: Lots Of Pics)

Thanks friend

only I do not understand still the question that a banana can be cut at 5 ft in spring like you do with your orinocos. I mean, if you cut the pstem this way every year, don't you lose...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,629
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Welcome To My Tropics (Warning: Lots Of Pics)

Dear friend, what a nice garden you created!

Two questions:

1) could you be more precise on the ways you cover the plants on frost nights? I am not really interested in christmas lights, etc...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,851
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: California-Croatia

The only varieties for 9, as said, are Carica Pentagona (babacus) and Carica Quercifolia (oak-leaved papaya). Both have fruits quite different from what is generally meant by "papaya". However they...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-11-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Orinoco or Basjoo?

Thanks to all friends, today I will try to post photos of the Orinoco-like locals, which I had to do yesterday.

Jack, it is because of vegetational period too short. Anyway I was joking concerning...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-10-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Orinoco or Basjoo?

Thanks to all. It is a good news to me if they are not basjoos, for I can hope they are edible types. Notwithstanding I would lovely care for them also if they are basjoo...:0517:

In any case, I...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-09-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kalabrian
Orinoco or Basjoo?

Dear friends

in the course of time I got several plants from people who grew them around me. These plants where grown on the coast or valley or foothills and thus the mother plants of course bore...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By Kalabrian
Ice Cream, quickest growing?

Greetings to all

At this page:
Fastest Growing bananas - Banana Forum - GardenWeb (http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/banana/msg1211211917160.html)

it is reported that a Ice cream banana grew...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,851
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: California-Croatia

Of course, I apologize...

Coming back to the point, here on the coast it is possible to grow Mango. In Sicily and parts of Calabria there are commercial groves now, but I do not know if this can be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,851
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: California-Croatia

Dalmatian, I strongly disagree that your climate can be compared to that of California, and neither mine who am more south than you.

First of all California itself has a range of different climates,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,586
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Propagation through corm cutting

Pitangadiego, what I cannot understand is in which terms this is useful. In fact, if a plant fruits and one cuts the pseudo-stem, these eyes in the roots will not become pups anyway which sprout from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,586
Posted By Kalabrian
Propagation through corm cutting

Greetings to all

A friend just told me it is possible to get many plants from one corm by dividing the corm. To many of you it will seem a basic and naive issue, but I did not know it could be done...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-02-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,944
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Musa California Cold Hardy

and we poor guys outside the Usa sit apart... just jokin'

Maybe I've friends comin to California in fall. Could it be the right time to lay my hands on these plants? Who knows...
Forum: European Section 06-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,873
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Call for European members

Jack what you say is not astonishing but absolutely true, I can confirm. Plants are living beings of course, and they perceive the energies. Their purpose on this earth is to accomplish the task they...
Forum: European Section 06-25-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,873
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Call for European members

WELCOME!!!

I am not surprised you had problems with cavendishes because they have troubles also in Sicily! But what surprises me is that you have troubles with the dwarf orinoco. So my question is:...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-25-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,259
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

Jack, how can you choose looking at those two tender cute plants, which one should encounter such a harsh destiny? I would take them both inside to avoid the worst. Should one suffer and die, I would...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-17-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,259
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

Hi Damaclese, I'm a male though...

I get your point but I see no reason why these plants should not grow well in summer also, here is sunny and hot. I do not know about the sunset zone but I will...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-17-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,009
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ice Cream blue java hardiness

Thanks to all, the plant is travelling now...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-17-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,259
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

Thanks to all

I feel this plant would be safe in my area, if things are like this.

Jack, I was the first to explain the limits in applying the USDA to Europe, but if the plants survives temp which...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,259
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

Thanks Jack, always punctual

I know the plant is from Ethiopia, because I have been to Ethiopia and all of my life centers on Ethiopia for various deep reasons. However what you say about hardiness...
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