Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Search Forums
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 311
Search took 0.16 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: eric27
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 02-25-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,303
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Scarifying seeds?

I believe different seeds may well behave differently. It is therefore prudent to have enough seeds at hand
so you can try different methods concurrently. I had received seeds for three different...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 02-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,303
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Scarifying seeds?

Hi, I scarify and soak on a heating mat for four to five days. I use coarse sandpaper and
& find it's such a hard coated seed that I do very little even with sandpaper. I've gotten
only four out of...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 02-25-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,303
Posted By jmoore
Re: Scarifying seeds?

I have never tried potassium nitrate (salt petre) so couldn't comment, but I do use magnesium sulphate (epsom salts) and this has worked well for me. I am currently experimenting on different...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-09-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By nannerfunboi
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

so true eric.. on the leaving plants out.. but for us in non
tropical areas..we only have a few choices..
my understanding also is that bananas left out and overwintered
ok..get alot bigger (in...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-09-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By nannerfunboi
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

eric..i think i do my tropical gardening similar to you..or at least
with our challenging climate..
i think provo is one 1/2 zone warmer than you..but still..
our winter has been a very mild one...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-08-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By bigdog
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

The problems here as I see them are as follows:

1. Cold. You live in zone 5b. Prolonged exposure to cold, whether protected or not, will take its toll over time.

2. Size. Sounds like you had...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-06-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By fishoifc
winter Saba

It has been a very mild winter with only one hard freeze so far,and the Saba will not go down. This thing is tough it has been sending up leaves all winter some freeze and die then another one or...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-06-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

Hi Eric,
I am in Vietnam right now and do not have access to my own computer. Therefore I cannot al I would like to forward to you on the subject of wintering, but here is a thread, which may be...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-04-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

Hi Eric,

this is a crying shame. Like everybody else I hope, that your Mekongs will pull through. But what is really important is finding out what really happened.

I am grabbing for straws here,...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By saltydad
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

brown like all my dormant naners do.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By saltydad
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

Glad I brought mine in. Hoping for the best for you.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,331
Posted By gaberoo
Re: Musa Mekong Giant winter update

It's a shame. Hope they recover.

Where did you get them from?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,276
Posted By nannerfunboi
Re: Online nursery?

im a big lover of marthas nursery..sells on ebay..out of SC
brians botanicals you will always be pleased with..plus a super guy!!!
also new find of mine from fellow tropical nut friend is durios...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 12-21-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By sandy0225
Happy Holidays!

http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/47942/2299388270058549380S425x425Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/126/2582807360058549380S425x425Q85.jpg
Happy Holidays from Sandy0225 and Northern Tropics!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-19-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 35,927
Posted By Raules
Smile Re: Thai Black

I have received one one month ago seeds Musa ' Black Thai '. And already there is a positive result. I hope that the supplier wasn't mistaken with seeds as it often...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-18-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,081
Posted By stevelau1911
Re: Growing Musa Mekong Giant

For the little ones, I just put a leaf bag over them, but for the bigger ones, I'll wrap them in bubble wrap, put many layers of leaf bags over, then put fencing around to fill up the space...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-18-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,081
Posted By nannerfunboi
Re: Growing Musa Mekong Giant

great pic eric!! how big around is that one??
i was going to get a couple mekong giants but didnt.. :(
?steve..you are in NY?? and u leave ensetes in the ground??
how much overwintering protection do...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-17-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,081
Posted By RobG7aChattTN
Re: Growing Musa Mekong Giant

Hey Sandy, what prices will you be asking for those?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-16-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,081
Posted By sandy0225
Re: Growing Musa Mekong Giant

I have a tray of these coming in for spring. So I'll be able to put them on the webstore around April or so when they get big enough.
Also I'm getting in some more siam ruby and some ensete superbum
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

For those of us on the East coast we have to be concerned about the north atlantic oscillation. I believe last year was a La niņa as well and we got hammered. It doesn't look like we'll have early...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By palmtree
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

Probably will be an average winter here. November was mild here. We got to 73F on Monday and were in the 60s for about 4 days this week. Now its more December like with days in the 50s and 40s...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

Not to rub it in too much ... but while visiting Alaska this summer I learned that Anchorage has a warmer winter than you do, albeit in the dark.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By Richard
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

My low was probably above some of your daily highs!

We had maybe 40 nights where at 11pm it was in the high 30's (F). Out of those, maybe 10 would drop to low 30's right before sunrise, and then...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By caliboy1994
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

Wow! I feel lucky! Lowest it's gotten here since '00 is 31 degrees! I can actually leave my new Mysore outside all winter...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By caliboy1994
Re: Warmer-than-average winter in US acc to TWC

I'll be happy as long as the leaves on my plants don't get frost-killed. Thankfully things have been staying relatively warm.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 311

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 PM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.