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Forum: Species Bananas 05-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By Alexander
Re: my musa basjoo produced seeds

I guess for good seed production in M. basjoo you will need to M. basjoo clones. When both flower you do crosspolination by hand and then you should get viable seeds. Offcourse you will need a long...
Forum: Species Bananas 05-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By Alexander
Re: my musa basjoo produced seeds

I guess for good seed production in M. basjoo you will need to M. basjoo clones. When both flower you do crosspolination by hand and then you should get viable seeds. Offcourse you will need a long...
Forum: Species Bananas 04-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,516
Posted By Alexander
Re: my musa basjoo produced seeds

Best to plant them as fresh as possible for better germination!

Alexander
Forum: Other Plants 04-10-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,434
Posted By Alexander
Re: Nelumbo komarovii seeds.

For those interested in Nelumbo komarovii plants and for all kinds of Nelumbo/lotus, have a look at:

Nymphaion Seerosen, Lotos, Teichpflanzen und Stauden (http://www.nymphaion.de)

And: Nymphaion...
Forum: Species Bananas 01-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,234
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

I have a young one now. Well its in a warm greenhouse and I will let it bulk up there first. Then I can always try some of its offspring outside.

Its good we can grow at least Musa basjoo well here...
Forum: Species Bananas 09-07-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,234
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

Thats a very nice new species! And hopefully it has good coldhardiness like Musa basjoo! It would be nice to try it here also.

I guess if you grow them under glass for a couple of years you will...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-28-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By Alexander
Re: Definition of 'cold hardy'- pstem or corm?

P.S.

The longer and warmer your growingseason the easier you will get flowers as the plant will grow faster. So a zone 7 climate with sort cool summers versus a zone 7 climate with long hot humid...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-28-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By Alexander
Re: Definition of 'cold hardy'- pstem or corm?

I grow Musa basjoo here in what I would call a zone 7 climate. It can get -17 C here as a minimum. But normally we have much milder winters here, mostely just above zero as a minimum. So in good...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-28-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,924
Posted By Alexander
Re: Banans Budding In Wisconsin!!!

Musa basjoo you could maybe even leave in the ground. But with at least a meter of straw to protect it!

Here in the The Netherlands they are roothardy with good mulching. It can get -20 C here and...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 02-22-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,166
Posted By Alexander
Trachycarpus takil seeds.

I have here fresh Trachycarpus takil seeds from last November. They come from the Kalamuni area near Munsyari, India.

See also on the EPS forum.

Alexander
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-10-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By Alexander
Re: Arrested for gardening?

Well in that small town Oak Park, if I had lived there I would make some sort of Potager du Roi! Well with vegetables you can make a very ornamental garden! Much nicer for the eye then a boring lawn....
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-10-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By Alexander
Re: Arrested for gardening?

It surely must be some sort of police state!

Alexander
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-10-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,963
Posted By Alexander
Re: Arrested for gardening?

Arrested for gardening??? In wich country was that?

Alexander
Forum: Species Bananas 07-04-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I have seen Musa sikkimensis in Sikkim in India. It was in springtime and during the afternoon you had often hailshowers! Maybe those thicker leaves are an adaptation to hail.

Alexander
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-05-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,949
Posted By Alexander
Re: My ''Tall Orinoco''!

Well there are several bananas you can grow in Greece, M. basjoo, M. sikkimensis, that M. Orinoco and probably some other ones from China.

Alexander
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By Alexander
Re: Help

Well better put lots of snow over it when you get it. t will insulate the rootstock. But best to mulch it thickly in November before the frost arrives!

Alexander
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-10-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By Alexander
Re: Diggin' up the bananas again for winter

Thats a lot of work there! Nice plants there!

Well I only have M. basjoo and M. sikkimensis, those 2 can overwinter outside with good protection. Saves a lot of work.

The tender stuff I can plant...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-09-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,727
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa basjoo var.?

Markku,

I had a look in my atlas, the Bramahaputra starts high up on the plateau of Tibet, streams east just south of Lhasa and then turns southward streaming down into India where it turns west...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-08-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,727
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa basjoo var.?

The yellow banana on 'Natureproducts, looks to me to be a real Musa basjoo.

About M. babisiana in Tibet, there are subtropical areas there like the Bramhaputra valley, where it could grow well. You...
Forum: Species Bananas 11-02-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,765
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa basjoo

Markku,

Interresting that you have seen Musa basjoo in the wild! Do you have some habitad pictures of them? And till what altitude do they grow? And do you have seeds of the most highl altitude and...
Forum: European Section 11-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,997
Posted By Alexander
Re: Finally loosing 'it' - the big cold

Well if you live at the Dalmatian coast at 43 degrees latitude there is not much reason to complain about the weather I guess. Maybe a lack of rain, but to grow exotic stuff should be no big problem...
Forum: European Section 11-18-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,476
Posted By Alexander
Re: My basjoo

Musa basjoo in Finland! I did not know they grow that far north! I guess the best way to grow them there is to start with a bigger plant, with at least a trunk of 150 cm in spring and to plant it...
Forum: Fruit 07-19-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,481
Posted By Alexander
Re: Mangosteens and other tropical fruits found in Knoxville!

Fresh mangosteens are the best tropical fruit there is. And best thing is to go to some place in South East Asia where you find local variaties on the local markets.

Alexander
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 07-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,198
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa basjoo hybrids and Musa "Californica Gold"

A crossbreed of Musa basjoo with another edible or ornamental Musa would be nice for colder parts of the world like the Low Countries. Where I live we can grow Musa basjoo and M. sikkimensis with...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-03-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,278
Posted By Alexander
Re: Musa Formosana = Musa Basjoo?

Musa basjoo Sakhalin is not from the Island Sakhalin, it comes from a Russian guy called Sakhalin. The origin of Musa basjoo is situated in Yunnan and Sichuan in China. It is the most northerly...
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