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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-05-2018, 05:56 AM
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Posted By barrie
banana ID please

Happy New Year from the UK.

Sorry to hear about the atrocious weather the US is getting down the eastern seaboard.

One of my greenhouse potted bananas is fruiting...I have it named as Musa...
Forum: Other Plants 01-08-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,422
Posted By barrie
Re: High Bearing & Low Bearing

Excellent images...I clicked on your 'find me on the map' and you appear to be at the northern tip of Greenland! You must have high heating bills!
Forum: European Section 11-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,015
Posted By barrie
Cold Re: English home-grown bananas!

Thanks, Mushtaq, I agree, but I will not give in just yet...I'm going to see if I can erect a greenhouse within my greenhouse, and see if I can maintain higher temps in there. Will have to see how...
Forum: European Section 11-23-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,015
Posted By barrie
Cold Re: English home-grown bananas!

The plant started fruiting at the end of its third year...picked fruit 12 months later.

As the consensus is Orinoco, I shall rename accordingly!

My other 'named' Orinocos were purchased from the...
Forum: European Section 11-22-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,015
Posted By barrie
Re: English home-grown bananas!

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your comments...having looked at your 'garden' you are obviously an expert as you certainly have a fine collection of bananas and other tropical fruits.

I envy your location and...
Forum: European Section 11-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,015
Posted By barrie
Re: English home-grown bananas!

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=59141&size=1
Forum: European Section 11-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,015
Posted By barrie
English home-grown bananas!

Finally I've got to eat my first crop of home-grown bananas...Musa rajapuri...which are about half the size of M. cavendish, but are sweeter and have a slightly stronger flavour.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,285
Posted By barrie
Re: Which varieties produce edible fruit in the shortest period of time?

I've got a rajapuri here in UK...have waited patiently for 11 months for twenty fruit to ripen...the night temperatures are now dropping to 7c (45f) but I can't transfer the banana to my greenhouse...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-07-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By barrie
Re: Basjoo problem... Advice needed

Yes, either dig it up gently, although some root damage is inevitable, but you're going to lose it anyway. Alternatively, scrape away two or three inches from the topsoil, approx one foot diameter or...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-07-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By barrie
Re: Basjoo problem... Advice needed

It seems to me that you've planted it too deeply, allowing the crown to rot. Try replanting with the crown just above soil level. I suspect it may be too late for the main plant, although you might...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-12-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By barrie
Re: fruiting rajapuri...when can I cut and eat!

I shall be optimistic to the very end...either that or go to the local supermarket to buy cavendish as presents, as JP suggests!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By barrie
Re: fruiting rajapuri...when can I cut and eat!

And here's me thinking they'd be ready for Christmas...I was going to wrap them up individually and give them away as presents!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By barrie
Cold fruiting rajapuri...when can I cut and eat!

I live in freezing southern England and have finally got to the stage when one of my edible bananas (rajapuri) has started fruiting.

The temperature in my greenhouse is set at a minimum of 50F / 10C...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By barrie
Cold Re: Shipping to uk

Hi Stevie...I've got much the same as you, plus dwarf orinoco, rajapuri, and the Darjeeling variety 'Red Tiger' which is supposed to be as hardly as basjoo. I have a large rajapuri (in my greenhouse...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-03-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By barrie
Re: Shipping to uk

What varieties are you looking for?
Forum: Banana Identification 12-31-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By barrie
Re: This was on the news in Puerto Rico. Can anyone ID?

Yes, it's definitely a bunch of bananas. I'm very good at this, you know. Happy New Year to everybody!
Barrie, England.
Forum: Other Plants 03-20-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By barrie
Re: What's wrong with my Clementine tree?

More than likely it's overwatering...let the compost dry out, then thoroughly water, and then let dry out again. Resist the temptation to give a bit of water every day. This is the advice given by...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 02-07-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,821
Posted By barrie
Re: Banana food

Any quality high potash tomato food is ideal.
Forum: Banana Books, Book Reviews, & Other Reading Material 11-21-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,270
Posted By barrie
Re: Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel

This has to be one of the most fascinating and interesting horticultural books I've ever read...the history, the sadness, and fears for the future of the beloved banana, all makes for a quite...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-21-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By barrie
Re: Can I save this sucker?

Clean off all the dead leaves, scrape away all the rotting root material with a sharp knife, wash with fungicide and then put a liberal amount of rooting powder over the base. Plant in a 50%...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-14-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By barrie
Pinwheel new to bananas

Hi, I'm Barrie from Bucks...I have a small selection of bananas in my greenhouse, ie basjoo, cavendish, rajapuri, dwarf orinoco, sikkimensis Red Tiger, and ensette maurelli and I've got Siam Ruby and...
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