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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,272
Posted By GATrops
Re: Sad day in SE Tennessee!!!

I know how you feel Randy. I spent the weekend getting everybody ready for the winter also. It sure is tough. Your bajoo's looked great in those summer pictures.

Remember, spring is closer today...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
Re: AeAe Bunch in Georgia

Lagniappe-It is right at 8.5 feet to the top of the pseudostem.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By GATrops
AeAe Bunch in Georgia

A few months ago I posted some pictures of an AeAe that has survived the last 2 winters planted under a large oak tree in south GA. I was hopeful that it might actually flower this year and it did...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,587
Posted By GATrops
Fruit From Dwarf Lady Finger (Logees)

I cut the fruit in the earlier photo this past weekend. The summer heat here in south GA was starting to take its toll on the fruit so I went ahead and took it down. We had high temps in the high...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-03-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,586
Posted By GATrops
Re: Musa Saba Hardiness???

We also have Basjoo in the experimental plot and Saba seems to do almost as well as Basjoo does with the cold. Another very large plant (Saba is a little bigger) that seems to do well with the cold...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-03-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,586
Posted By GATrops
Re: Musa Saba Hardiness???

From the experiments we have carried out in zone 8b (Savannah, GA) over the last 4-5 years, it is one of the top 3 or 4 in terms of it's tolerance for the cold. The pseudostem of Saba appears to be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,587
Posted By GATrops
Dwarf Lady Finger Banana (Logees)

There was some discussion of this banana a few months ago and I thought I would post a few pictures of the one I got last spring. This particular plant started to bloom last fall and spent the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,052
Posted By GATrops
AeAe and Cold Tolerance

After reading the posts by Lilth concerning the cold tolerance of the AeAe, I thought I should relay my experiences last year in south GA. Last year our low was 19.8 on December 6 (this is measured...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-03-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 25,994
Posted By GATrops
Re: Genetically modified bananas

I also have been reading the posts on this thread and cannot believe some of the comments (almost personal attacks) that have been made in some of the messages. You may disagree with someone else’s...
Forum: Species Bananas 09-19-2006, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By GATrops
Re: My African Reds are flowering now also

Hi Bigdog,

The one I got from you has not bloomed yet but one of my plants that I think might be African Red has bloomed and does not appear to have any pollen (and does not set fruit when...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By GATrops
Re: Variegated High Color Mini - Must See!!

Agri-Starts sells them.

http://www.agristarts.com/musa_highcolor.htm
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-19-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,141
Posted By GATrops
Re: Merry Christmas everyone........

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday and has the opportunity to enjoy friends and family.

Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-02-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,658
Posted By GATrops
Re: What bananas do you grow?

Mitchel,

Thanks for the encouragement. That is my goal, to be unable to see the house for the banana plants. (About one more year should just about do it.)

You have a very good eye. The white...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-03-2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 213,562
Posted By GATrops
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Frank-I agree with the other posts about the excellent job you did with your photos and documentation of your work. That is an excellent "how to" for anyone wanting to store their plants during the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,431
Posted By GATrops
Re: Bunch Trimming

I tried this last year for the first time. I was pretty pleased with the results. I trimmed about a third of the lower hands from the plants that bloomed after Mid-September and was able to get...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2005, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,670
Posted By GATrops
Re: Any word from our southern members?

Glad to hear from you Tim. We will continue to keep you and everyone else impacted by the storm in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2005, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,670
Posted By GATrops
Re: Any word from our southern members?

Southeast coastal GA was very lucky (again). All we have had is some rain and a little wind. I cannot express my sympathy enough for those impacted by the storm in Alabama, Mississippi and...
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