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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks! It looks like I have one more week of "not so cold" overnight temps so my bunch is still hanging on outside. Last winter, I kept the plant indoors in a 15gal pot (it was 5' tall). I bent...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks all!

Mary I wish you luck on that goal in OH.

My key to success has been to figure out the timing of the plant. The growing season in my area (zone 6) is too short for a plant to develop...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks guys! The fruits are filling in even with the cool and short days....

Mike - Actually I flowered and fruited 4, The other is "velutina like" but the fruits aren't fuzzy. I also flowered a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks!

The pot is about 20-25 gallons and is 30" diameter at the top and much smaller at the bottom. I half-buried the pot in the ground to prevent the wind from blowing it over.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By geissene
Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Hi all!

It took three growing years and perfect timing, but it is possible to get a VC to flower and fruit in Zone 6. I have over 8 hands and lots of tiny bananas. In another week, I will have to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-21-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Congrats! Looks great
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Congrats. Hope it survives hurricane season this year! Then you'll be eating some tasty fruits!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-21-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Yes, they are tiny! That is a regular size fork, not a caviar fork!
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-21-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa velutina flower

My velutina took 2 months and it was about this time of year as well. (Daylight decline)
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-20-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,516
Posted By geissene
Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

I am finding velutina sprouting in compost piles all around my house. They are now my tallest weeds .....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-20-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Hi Akula,

Congrats on the Patupi recovery! Looks like you are in the running for some fruit in the future.

I am sorry, I didn't see your prior message. Yes, we did eat the fruits and they did...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-12-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,516
Posted By geissene
Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

I had a whole bunch of velutina seeds that didn't germinate over the winter even with the assistance of a seed heating mat. HOWEVER, the seeds decided to germinate when I threw them into my compost...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Oh gosh, sorry to hear about that Akula.... Hope you can get a decent pup to produce fruit in one season!

Since you asked in another post, here's what my patupi did. Flowered indoors in March...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Thanks Yug! My Dwarf Orinoco previously did the terminal leaf stacking as well. So I've seen it once before but I don't grow many plants either...

Akula: Yes that is the patupi in the background....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Hi Ty and SirD,

Thanks for the comments. The flower was beautiful and it produced 40+ finger size bananas. Unfortunately they didn't fill in before the cold weather hit. I was planning to bring...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-31-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

No worries! This plant doesn't look like a traditional velutina to me. The underside of my leaves are not red. There is just a slight pink coloration on my p-stems. My stems don't have the white...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-29-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

Looking very healthy for surviving the winter!

Based on my plants, the leaf/p-stem sizes look about right for a smaller banana plant like the velutina. You will know in a year or so depending on...
Forum: Tiki Hut 02-20-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By geissene
Re: Iguanas Falling?

Chicken of the trees~
Forum: Tiki Hut 02-04-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By geissene
Iguanas Falling?

Does anyone in South FL have iguanas falling out of trees this week? Do they climb banana plants?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 12-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By geissene
Re: Wintering Banana in Zone 8b

Looks good. Its always good to try different storage methods. The only suggestion I have is check on the plastic bags every few weeks to make sure nothing has mold or rot.

I kept an orinoco...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-05-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,029
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Ouch, sorry to hear that! Lesson learned for the next flower. Timing is everything for sure.

I still have my patupi. I dug it up, cut off all leaves and brought it indoors. Mine is already over...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-01-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

Just saw your post... No notifications of new posts right now..

aren't you in Canada?

I could ship them to about one mile from the border, but you'd have push them across yourself....
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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 10-03-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By geissene
Re: Kokopo AKA Patupi have arrived.

In Pennsylvania, this plant grows like crazy from mid June to mid September. The rest of the year it barely moves. So growth is 60F+ degrees but it can survive to 40F without much leaf damage. I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-23-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,792
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

Mike, sorry to hear that!

Just a follow up on the fruit 'taste report'. There is practically nothing to eat here and little to taste. From the pictures below, it might seem like you can 'work...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-21-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By geissene
Re: Banana for inside

I am using a clear plastic floor mat for office chairs. Just what I had available at the time....
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