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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-08-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By druss
Re: Agristarts Dwarf Iholena

The only caveat to the above is unless the mutation of the off type is beneficial in some way. Quite a rew of the varieties today are mutations of other varieties.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By druss
Re: Supposed dwarf ladyfinger

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/archive/news-releases/agriculture/2009/suckers-the-way-to-go
Forum: Banana Identification 11-27-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By druss
Re: Supposed dwarf ladyfinger

There is a ross dwarf ladyfinger in Australia, but its a recent selection and not stable in tc, i did consider dwarf cav but it seemed very skinny. However most unusual things here are mislabeled...
Forum: Banana Identification 11-26-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By druss
Re: Supposed dwarf ladyfinger

The colorbond fence behind it is 1.8m.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-26-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By druss
Supposed dwarf ladyfinger

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64136&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64136)
A guy has this and is calling it a dwarf ladyfinger, based on its stature...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-18-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By druss
Musa var Malaysian Blood

Got this diploid as a tc from the dpi. Wondering if its what the edible musa zebrina in the USA really is.
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64101...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-06-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

Awesome thankyou, i dont anticipate any success with this cross but need to start practicing the mechanics.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-05-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

Slightly off topic, but Gabe I can only access the male flowers on the donor plant between 8sm and 5pm, can i pollinate in the evening? Or will the male flowers last until morning?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By druss
Re: Giant bananas, anyone?

Kandarian is pretty huge too.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-31-2018, 01:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

Less seed and more flesh is not the same as seedless or parthenocarpic. This overview is incomplete It doesn't mention the initial subspecies of acuminata behind the initial edible bananas, then...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-30-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

Excellent, it appears that i will have a musa zebrina with male flowers at the same time as a goldfinger with female, think the goldfinger is female sterile but will practise anyway.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,121
Posted By druss
Re: Chini Champa first bunch

Hi Ty, got your email and replied please email me back cheers.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-29-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

Gabe, do you have a preference for method of hand pollination?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-29-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

No, there are plenty of good eating quality bananas of diploids, i.e nine enano, inarnibal, terema, sucrier etc plus plenty of good tetraploids such as the fhia lines like goldfinger, plus other...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-28-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,214
Posted By druss
Re: Genetics question; calculating potential offspring?

If you cross a diploid and a tetraploid, you will generally get a triploid of varying fertility. The fruit will have varying amounts of seeds depending on pollination. Non parthenocarpic triploids...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-23-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By druss
Re: Java Blue and Gros Michel in container?

Im currently fruiting blue java in a 200l pot, I was growing them in 100l bags, not sure why it cant be done elsewhere.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By druss
Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

The problem with helens hybrid is that it is a hybrid. Supposedly between sikkimensis and muss chimi champa, but whilst the original individual plant showed certain characteristics, theres no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By druss
Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

Richard is right, if your keen on breeding bananas, look up botanical bryce, tytaylor gabe15 and basjoofriend i think he is. All of them could offer alot of information with regards to what your...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By druss
Re: Bananas in the Pacific Northwest?

Look up tytaylor, he is east texas zone 8b, he is growing in the region of 75-100 varieties. He could probably give you info on the best performers.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By druss
Re: Florida Banana

Apparently they arent as popular as the AeAe variegated and are sometimes sold as that.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-30-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By druss
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

Anything over tetraploids is a dead end in bananas, look up the man who pioneered the sterile diploid ➡️colchicine ➡️fertile tetraploid x diploid ➡️ new triploid. He thought the same as you...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By druss
Re: Best cultivars for cold hardy cross pollination

What they wrote is true but shows an incomplete understanding. "Some seedless fruits come from sterile triploid plants"? Thats great but in the case of musa there are also parthenocarpic diploid and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By druss
Re: Best cultivars for cold hardy cross pollination

Put ploidy aside as the following applies to all levels. bananas can be male sterile, female sterile or both, the female flowers can also be female or complete. This is a seperate function to the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By druss
Re: Best cultivars for cold hardy cross pollination

That is all true but being sterile and being parthenocarpic are two different things if you breed a sterile non parthenocarpic banana it will flower but never set fruit.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-28-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By druss
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

None of the things you mention are out of reach.
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