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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-29-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 183,768
Posted By bigdog
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Hey, everyone! Gosh, I haven't checked this thread in YEARS, lol! Sorry I haven't been around to answer questions! I actually don't even have a single banana plant in the yard right now. Sad, I...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 06-29-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By bigdog
Musa laterita Rhizomes

I have about 10 Musa laterita rhizomes for sale. All are very healthy and happy looking!

$20 each, plus shipping. Shipped bareroot.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=38497&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-25-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,241
Posted By bigdog
Re: Notice Regarding Spam Posts

Yes, I banned them too, if they weren't already. It was quite satisfying when it asked "prune 486 threads?" Yes! LMAO! I didn't even look in the other forums. Thanks, harvey. Hopefully this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-25-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,241
Posted By bigdog
Re: Notice Regarding Spam Posts

OK, I discovered a way to prune all threads by a specific user, and think I deleted all the spam posts in 15 minutes, lol.

For Mods, go to the forum where the offensive posts are, then click on...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-24-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,241
Posted By bigdog
Re: Notice Regarding Spam Posts

Wow. I haven't checked in here too often, but did today to check on some reports...I started deleting a few hundred posts, but they are endless. Several hundred pages of spam posts, deleting them...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 12-26-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By bigdog
Re: In memoriam: Markku Hakkinen

I heard about this last week, and was saddened to read it! He was a true pioneer and can never be replaced. I hope somebody continues his work. And to think he didn't start his career with Musa...
Forum: Species Bananas 12-15-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

No, they all died. I'll attempt the cross again sometime though, since I still have both parents. I think my light may have been part of the problem. It is a metal halide, but not a grow light. ...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By bigdog
Need a 1000 Fingers Pup!

Anybody got one they want to sell me? Thanks,

Frank
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By bigdog
Re: Floating/Sinking seeds?

Section Callimusa seeds do float naturally, whether viable or not. Generally if seeds float, it means they are no good, but it's not always the case.
Forum: Species Bananas 11-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

Yeah, my enthusiasm seeing them germinate was definitely tempered by realizing what time of year it was. I knew the challenging part would be to get even one through the winter.

I have been...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-18-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

Well all but two are dead. They just don't seem to have the will to live. I have them under a grow light with a heat mat as well, but the 2 left are struggling, working on their third leaf. The...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By bigdog
Re: Havent been on the site for a while

Wow...I'm real sorry to hear about your misfortunes! I hope things start getting better for you immediately and you get back on your feet and in a house soon. Banana plants can wait.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By bigdog
Re: Cleaning Banana Seeds

Austin, in the past I have let them soak in some water for a week or more, letting the fruit ferment a little. Then shake them up really well, get in there with a fork or other utensil and try and...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

That's correct, Austin. In order to make M. velutina the female parent, one would need to cut the immature anthers off of the flower before the pollen came close to ripening. Since M. velutina has...
Forum: Species Bananas 10-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

I never expected those seeds to germinate. I just didn't have the heart to throw them away! I wasn't sure if I'd ever get the conditions to make that cross again. I'm glad I kept them, and even...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 10-26-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigdog
Re: Harvested too early, or are these seeds viable?

They should be. I've germinated them out of fruit that wasn't quite ripe. Looks good to me!
Forum: Species Bananas 10-26-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

Just a little update today. I've potted most of the seedlings up. One of them died soon thereafter, and 2 are looking kind of rough, but the rest (5) look pretty good. I've been exposing them to...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 10-22-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By bigdog
Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment.

Hmm...I'm pretty sure that this doesn't work with E. glaucum. The only Ensete that this can work with is E. ventricusum. Keep us updated though! You never know.
Forum: Species Bananas 10-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,748
Posted By bigdog
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

Well I haven't posted to this thread in over 2 years because the banana didn't make it the following year. The squirrels got to it the following spring, as they did several others. I never see that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By bigdog
Re: Over wintering a griersonni

Well, I would separate at least one pup and store inside for the winter, in the event you lose the main plant in the ground over the winter. I would suggest several inches of mulch as protection,...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 09-09-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,156
Posted By bigdog
Re: triple bud on Velutina

Pretty cool! That is usually caused by an injury to the growing point, causing it to mutate. Regardless of how it is caused, it is very rare, and thank you for documenting it with pictures! Make...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By bigdog
Re: Musa Velutina/Daisycarpa blooming, need advice

You don't need to pollinate them, they should easily do it on their own. You can harvest the bananas before they split, but make sure you do it right before they split or as they start splitting to...
Forum: Species Bananas 08-27-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,055
Posted By bigdog
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

Has anyone gotten this to flower and set seeds yet? I'm interested!!!

The thing that makes me wonder if the plant pictured might be something else is that in Markku's description of Musa zaifui,...
Forum: Species Bananas 08-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,006
Posted By bigdog
Musa balbisiana 'Thai Black' in bloom

This is at my folks' house here in Gainesville, FL. A lot of my Musa has perished here to Dad's lawnmower, squirrels, or just neglect, but this mat has done pretty well. Last winter was very mild,...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-20-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,305
Posted By bigdog
Re: My Ensete Glaucum

Ensete Glaucum (or any Ensete for that matter) is super easy to overwinter bareroot in a cool, dry space also. I have had one in a pot for years, and just throw it under the house in the winter. It...
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