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Search: Posts Made By: marksbananas
Forum: Species Bananas 09-15-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,582
Posted By 51st state
Re: Musa itinerans recent photos

Ralph's site is excellent, I've traded plants with him a couple of times. glad to see the Germans are as mad as us.

by the way Free Translation and Professional Translation Services from SDL...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Banana culture chart?

See for starters.
Forum: Species Bananas 09-05-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,269
Posted By musa_monkey
Re: Musa Basjoo Sakhalin

The Sakhalin seems to have slightly more rounded leaves than the "normal" basjoo. I have a couple one i got in the uk and the other from Sakhalin Island when i was there on a job a while ago. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,274
Posted By tikifarmer
A Few Pics From My PA Backyard

Here are a few pics from my South Central Pa backyard . I started landscaping the area last year after we installed the pool in 2006 .

In the beginning...
Forum: Species Bananas 09-02-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,269
Posted By dablo93
Re: Musa Basjoo Sakhalin

they are more robust and growing faster;)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,850
Posted By Randy4ut
Finally, another flag...

From something besides my velutina. Looked out this morning and saw this and was pumped. Just had to post it and thank SteveL. I have this one potted up and another couple in the ground, which have...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By Randy4ut
Hiya Just took some pics...

Wife took some pics for me to kinda have a different persective of the backyard and thought I would share them. Quite a few, so here is a link to a kinda slideshow... Please ignore the first slide as...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-01-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,874
Posted By Mauro Gibo
Talking Grafting Bananas by the Insistent Banana Grower - Mauro

I was born in Brazil, which is a tropical country and our people grew bananas all year round, then when I was 15 years old I moved to Okinawa, Japan. The Okinawans also have bananas all year round...
Forum: Species Bananas 09-01-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,235
Posted By griphuz
Re: Insights on seed germination.

I dillute it and soak the seeds in this solution for 24-48 hours.
As I said, no idea if it improves anything, because I didn't have a blanco testgroup.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By chong
Re: Encouraging Pups

In my experience with Dwarf Cavendish, feeding the plant with a high Nitrogen fertilizer, like a 20-10-10 formulation, in combination with limiting the exposure to sunlight to no more the 35%, makes...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,180
Posted By Lagniappe
Re: Encouraging Pups

I posted a link in this thread that may help but the methods all involve cutting the plant:
Forum: Species Bananas 08-31-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,866
Posted By damaclese
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Red Tiger

Mark i think its just the particular plant that determines the amount of colore on the leafs and pedeols iv not heard of any thing one can do except for Siam Ruby's which often have to be in full sun...
Forum: Species Bananas 08-26-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,848
Posted By newflemmli
Re: Musa sapientum Linn. Variegated plant

This is neither a Ae Ae nor an sp. Linn.

It is is a variegated Musa Namwah.

Musa sp. Linn looks almost the same as Ae ae.
Forum: Species Bananas 08-23-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,820
Posted By Bananaman88
Re: Musa Ae Ae Question

Yes, they would still be an Ae-Ae regardless of their color. We used to grow these where I worked several years ago and almost all of the pups were variegated. Occasionally we would get one that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,194
Posted By Lilith
Re: Ae Ae on the roof

another view:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-20-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,973
Posted By SteveW
Aeae on

Most of us UK members probably already know that Peter from Jungleseeds is putting an Aeae pup up on ebay this weekend,but for those that don't puruse HTuk or Gote thought I'd announce it for...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Harevsting

See Section 4, and you will see how to experiment with determining maturity, so you can pick green and extend harvest.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,748
Posted By chong
Re: musa aeae

The Florida Variegated Banana is not Ae'-Ae banana. Ae'-Ae produces seedless fruits while Florida's is reportedly seeded. Florida may be variegated form of M. Balbisiana. I've only recently...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-18-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By mskitty38583
Re: We have twins!

congrats on the new babies!!!!:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-18-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By island cassie
Re: We have twins!

Congratulations Dad (I mean Mark) - they are beauties!

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By MediaHound
My Praying Hands Harvest, 2008

I just harvested my Praying Hands!
All of a sudden, overnight, several of the hands turned yellow so it was time. This was my first time tasting them and also my first experience peeling them apart....
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-16-2008, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,255
Posted By Simply Bananas
When clones are NOT clones--Somaclonal Mutations

I found this mentioned when researching Kandrian banans.

On page 298, left column, the paragraph that...
Forum: Species Bananas 08-09-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,939
Posted By PhilMarkey
Re: Musa Nagense Black Stem

Hi Guys,
This is Phil at Trebrown Nurseries.

I just wanted to point out the fact that I don't claim to be any form of banana expert at all. My expertise lies in palms and cycads.

I also want to...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-31-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,939
Posted By bigdog
Re: Musa Nagense Black Stem

Not one of my Musa cheesmani from Phil sprouted (yet), which is interesting in itself, seeing as how easy cheesmani seeds usually germinate. I don't think the M. aurantiaca seeds are what they are...
Forum: Species Bananas 07-31-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,939
Posted By Tropicallvr
Re: Musa Nagense Black Stem

Here's the description of Musa nagensium- Musa nagensium (
Now the description of Musa cheesmani- Musa cheesmani...
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