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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-20-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,748
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Fastest Growing Banana Variety

I planted a DB this spring. It does grow well. Hard to compare to the Namwah though since the Namwah is so doggone big.
Forum: Banana Identification 08-20-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,907
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: First Banana Blue Java or not?

Thanks guys. We will call it a namwah then.
Forum: Banana Identification 08-20-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,907
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: First Banana Blue Java or not?

After tasting the bananas I am beginning to wonder if this is an Manzano or Apple banana. They taste best when they start browning and the skin is paper thin. When slightly green they have a bit of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-20-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,748
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Fastest Growing Banana Variety

Same here. I thought I just had a bad plant.

So far the Namwah is the fastest growing for me. TC to flower in 11 months here in zone 8b.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,304
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Time to Harvest?

They took about four and one half months.

I will sure bake up some banana bread.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,304
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Time to Harvest?

I tried two, one very ripe like the one in the picture and one that was yellow but with a bit of green. The yellow-green one was short on flavor, approaching no flavor at all.

The yellow one with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,304
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Time to Harvest?

Never mind on this one. I got a ladder and touched one of the yellow ones. It popped off in my hand.

I also learned a valuable lesson. Do not try to hold the banana bunch by the flower end stem...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,304
Posted By RandyGHO
Time to Harvest?

This was identified as a possible Namwah. It was suppose to be a blue java.
Should I harvest now?
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=54272&size=1...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-13-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Manzano-Apple Bloom?

Do Y'all think this is a Manzano? It looks a lot like the namwah but this bloom is much longer

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=53268&size=1...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Manzano-Apple Bloom?

Here is a picture of the first hand to show.

It has purple stem om the banana but the main stem is unlike the Namwah.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=53259&size=1...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By RandyGHO
Manzano-Apple Bloom?

Here is the second banana to bloom. This one is suppose to be an Apple.

This bloom is long and skinny as compared to the Namwah bloom. It is probably twice as long

The plant looks very much like...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Bloom size correlate to harvest size?

Best I could come up with. :03:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: help me choose my next plant!:D

I am going to dwarfs simply because they are smaller and easier to cold protect here in zone 8b.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Bloom size correlate to harvest size?

I had wondered the same thing about bloom size.

I have an observation that may be true but I don't have enough experience to back it up. As a hand forms under a bud petal, it draws energy from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Do Tissue Culture bananas need special care?

If you have window screen that works too. I put mine over the top so it gets some morning and afternoon sun.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,979
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Namwahs and Ice Creams

A tall namwah is what my ice cream TC turned out to be.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-03-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Pineapple - growing

Once you get the knack of it, growing pineapples is really easy as others have posted. I use good old Miracle Grow potting soil once I get it rooted.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,702
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Dispose of excess pups

The key though is too keep them removed which can be a weekly affair. By the way, all my suckers got to the rose bed. Roses love banana plants, bananas and banana skins. They will bloom like crazy.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,632
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Could you guys/gals tell me whats wrong with my Ensete maurelii

When I plant mine, I put a piece of window screen over them to give them some time accumulate.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By RandyGHO
Manzano or maybe not

My Apple looks like a flag leaf is coming out. Now the drama begins again as the bloom follows to see if it is an Apple or not.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=53132&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-24-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 47,016
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: Florida Hill Nursery?

I wish Wellspring had a better selection.

One point about the cheap TC places. It does offer a newbie like me a chance to give it a go without breaking the bank open.

Florida Hills plants have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: A Big Thank You All

I actually ordered an ice cream but am pleased it turned out to be Namwah.

It does have a support but oddly you can barely see the 1 1/2" PVC pipe in the picture. Thanks for mentioning the support...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By RandyGHO
A Big Thank You All

About fifteen months ago I had a wild hair to grow bananas. I knew zip, nada, nothing about growing these fascinating plants. That is till I found this forum.

Thanks to all you good people I now...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By RandyGHO
Re: My First Bananas; Things I need to Know?

really appreciate the replies. Just what I needed. Thanks a bunch.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By RandyGHO
My First Bananas; Things I need to Know?

The good people here identified my plant as a Namwah. It bloomed and started fruiting this month. These are my first bananas so I do have a few questions.

1. I have seen in videos people knocking...
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