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Forum: Bananas.org Site News 05-11-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,068
Posted By MediaHound
Welcome new moderator: HarveyC

Let's all give a warm welcome aboard the wonderful moderation team to our distinguished member HarveyC. Harvey has been with us for 5 years and 4 days as of today and is known as a great friend to...
Forum: Other Plants 03-19-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,285
Posted By Dean W.
Smile Grafting Fruit Trees

My first attempt at grafting. I'm excited to see the results! Any pointers?:08:
AZ Master Gardener Manual: Grafting (http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/propagation/grafting.html)
This is a...
Forum: Tiki Hut 11-18-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By venturabananas
Gabe is famous

From what I can tell, no one has posted a link to this article -- a very nice one about our very own Gabe15:

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-30-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Gabe15
Re: History behind Little Prince

A sport means it is a mutation. In theory, all of the plants which come out of tissue culture should be uniform and identical, but often there are somatic mutations and so "sports" or "offtypes" can...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Gabe15
Re: History behind Little Prince

It is is tissue culture sport from 'Dwarf Cavendish'. If you search online enough, you can find the patent for it regarding it's origin.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-14-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,350
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Q: How to grow banana vigorous and stout

They need a lot of inputs to compensate for the lack of root space, and they will still likely be smaller than in the ground. I would try using a potting mix that is very well draining and containing...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-08-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,169
Posted By Bob
Re: How to cut them down for inside storage

Once you've cut past the flower it's done but since you're only looking for the tropical look the mother corm of the "dead" plant will still supply any pups left behind. If you do happen to cut...
Forum: Contests! 08-20-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,256
Posted By Simply Bananas
Re: Bananas Quarterly Issue 3 Photo Contest

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/porkpi/100_7800.jpg

"Bloomin' Bordelon"
Forum: Contests! 08-14-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,256
Posted By capthof
Re: Bananas Quarterly Issue 3 Photo Contest

This my entry; a Dwarf Namwah ceiling fan
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=21162&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=21162)
Forum: Contests! 08-12-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,256
Posted By damaclese
Re: Bananas Quarterly Issue 3 Photo Contest

here ya go

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=21360&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=21360&ppuser=2612)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-24-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By lorax
Re: Watering bananas

About a foot or two a month. There's no dieback or anything since I have no winter, so it's possible for me to go from pup to fruit in about 16-18 months depending on the cultivar. Plantains and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,405
Posted By NANAMAN
Ae Ae's and pups

Been out of town for a while and I just returned to see the Ae Ae's and pups are really starting to take off. Here's a few pictures.
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=18675&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By ArchAngeL01
Variegated Banana Id ! Please Help Us!

This banana is lime green with white variegation,it also has red striped p-stem i got it at lowes and it was labeled a blood banana :P please help us id it. <a...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,115
Posted By damaclese
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

I'm the one that wrote the hardness zone rating in the wiki and zone 9 is no problem for them they will drop there leafs but the P-Stem should be OK if its kept dry. this is one of my favorite Ensete...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,628
Posted By bigdog
'Veinte Cohol' bananas are ripe, 2 months later.

True to the hype, they ripened up almost exactly 60 days after the first hand opened up in April. Not a lot to brag about, but hey...they are bananas, LOL!
...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,115
Posted By Kalabrian
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

Thanks Jack, always punctual

I know the plant is from Ethiopia, because I have been to Ethiopia and all of my life centers on Ethiopia for various deep reasons. However what you say about hardiness...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,115
Posted By Jack Daw
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

No, Kalabrian, acutally, -9C is terminatory (-9F is a dream that will never come true :D ) (although you didn't ask me) to any and all plants that could be described as bananas.
Maurelli is a very...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,824
Posted By harveyc
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

I believe I heard it here on the forum and I believe it was based on a report done at the University of Hawaii or some professor in Hawaii. I remember thinking about how it might be possible at the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,824
Posted By harveyc
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

If it's not obvious in the photo above with the red circles, those are areas with small pups. You can click on the photo a couple of times to get a larger resolution, but they're not much to look...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,824
Posted By harveyc
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

Today the third new leaf since transplating about 9-10 weeks ago unfurled on my large Ae Ae. We've had a cooler spring than normal other than a few very hot days in early May, so growth has been...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By Lilith
Re: My Ae Ae is going to bloom

and a close up of 2 pups, one is much more developed than the otherhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/Bihai/banana/pups.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-10-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By Magilla Gorilla
Who loves your bananas?

Besides you, who loves your bananas?
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l192/YeloZ06/pict0011-2.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l192/YeloZ06/pict0012-1.jpg
The birds. I have a bird that has...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,556
Posted By harveyc
Jeff Earl's first eBay California Gold pup of 2009

Just a head's up for those interested in either buying a pup or just fascinated with the demand for these things - Jeff has listed his first pup on eBay for the year. I visited him the other day and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-26-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,824
Posted By Steve L
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

You're probably right about less than ideal conditions we both experience during our winters. I know I'll never get my bananas to produce as much fruit as those in south Florida. I'm happy with 5...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-26-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,824
Posted By harveyc
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

Wow, I hope I get more leaves first! I only have 2 full leaves and 3 partial leaves right now. I've seen photos of some that have flowered at 16' so I figured I had quite a ways to go,but I imagine...
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