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Forum: Banana Identification 09-22-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Unknown banana is just pushed flag leaf. Any Id?

Looks like something with a lot of Musa balbisiana genes, an ABB variety if it is an edible one. Which ABB varieties did you buy? Saba, or something like that?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Musa Pisang Ceylon

This variety gets tall. I don't think I ever had them fruit as short as 12'. More typically 15-16' p-stem height.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-16-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Banana tree snapped in half with almost mature fruit!!

I’d just add that commercial grown Cavendish bananas we buy at the supermarket in the US are harvested at about 3/4 full, i.e., not fully mature, yet they ripen fine when when gassed with ethylene....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 181,569
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Looks like Orinoco, though a little early to say definitely.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 93,051
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring-WHY??

If your goal is to grow a bunch of banana plants in one big clump, then there is no reason to separate pups. If you want to propagate more plants or manage the size of your clump (which affects...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 200
Sticky: Water suckers
Views: 81,176
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Water suckers

Keith, do you directly plant in the field any of the suckers you harvest right after removing them? Or do you pot them up and grow them out for a while before transplanting to the field?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 181,569
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

I think the answer gets complicated because there are some slightly different variants of FHIA-01. The classic one has a clean rachis, at least the few I've seen. But there are other variants that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-07-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 181,569
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Ironically, Goldfinger bananas (FHIA-01) are not finger size. They are larger, though their size varies with how they are cared for, which is true of any banana. Mysore are closer to finger size...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-24-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 181,569
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Those bananas in the smaller bunch look like Mysore, not Goldfinger, to me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 200
Sticky: Water suckers
Views: 81,176
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Water suckers

With that many suckers, sword or water, yes, growth of mom is likely going to be slowed. Slowed growth will result from insufficient light (shading by the suckers when the get older), water, or...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-12-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 141,085
Posted By venturabananas
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

When it's a variety I've never harvested before, I always wait until I see at least one finger that is clearly turning yellow, and harvest just that finger -- often it is damaged an not indicative of...
Forum: Banana Identification 12-16-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By venturabananas
Re: How to ID Dwarf Brazilian?

Dwarf Brazilian always has the messy rachis. Always.

Tall Braziilan doesn't. But the fruit taste identical.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-14-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Musa "Rose"

Ditto what Jon said. Beautiful as an ornamental but makes too little of too little fruit to be worth growing for fruit.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-14-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,826
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

Yes, thanks. The fires are several miles southeast of us. Last year's Thomas Fire came within about a mile of us. That was scary.
Forum: Banana Identification 11-14-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,826
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

As a brief report, the bananas ripened well and they were very nice. The flavor was similar to Goldfinger, but I thought slightly better. The texture was excellent: firm yet smooth when chewed. My...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By venturabananas
Re: First banana ever bought! What variety?

At that height, it could be either. If the next time it fruits it is closer to 9-10' of p-stem, then it is Dwarf Brazlian. If closer to 6-7' more likely Rajapuri. At least in my experience.
Forum: Banana Identification 10-22-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By venturabananas
Re: First banana ever bought! What variety?

I think it is Rajapuri, based on the way that one grows in my yard, but as Gabe said, that is not easy to tell apart from Dwarf Brazlian. Knowing the height would help with the ID.
Forum: Banana Identification 10-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By venturabananas
Re: First banana ever bought! What variety?

In my yard at least, when grown side by side, Rajapuri has a proportionally larger male bud and the bunch has a little more spacing between hands. And Rajapuri is a couple feet shorter. Since all...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-19-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,826
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

As I understand it, Richard, Nick, and I got our SH-3640's from the same source (Banaminal). I think it is correctly identified, but wouldn't bet my life on it. It is definitely NOT Dwarf...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,035
Posted By venturabananas
Re: taste report: Chundillakannan and Njalipoovan

Yep, totally agree. Njalipoovan is a good banana, but nothing special. There are many better varieties, including the other one I originally reviewed. I don't know if anyone other than Rainforestz...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-16-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,826
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Tales of SH-3640's

My SH-3640 finally ripened a bunch after 6 years in the ground (this is the original p-stem, too). Slowest ever to flower in my yard. It wasn't in a great spot, but it wasn't that bad a spot. In a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-09-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 93,051
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Time to separate the pups for the Spring

I'd choose the ones more in the 18" - 3' range, personally, but the taller ones will probably do fine. And if you want to get rid of the larger ones anyway, there's no reason not to.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,449
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Bent leaves

The "don't overdo it" part is key, particularly if you have a boron deficiency that you have mistaken as a calcium deficiency. Excess calcium exacerbates boron deficiency, as I learned from personal...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-24-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Ice Cream Bananas or something else?

Given the appearance and what you bought it as, I'm with Bryce, it is almost certainly a tall Namwah.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-20-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,449
Posted By venturabananas
Re: Bent leaves

I'll take your work on that.

I'd also add that the mystery was not solved and what in fact was the problem was a boron deficiency, which has very similar symptoms to calcium deficiency, and I guess...
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