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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-17-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,245
Posted By louis14
Re: Lowering transplanted sucker failure ratio

Aruzinsky: Your suggestions did not fall on deaf ears!
Even though our success ratio in the field is close to 100% nowadays, we built a 50m2 test polytunnel shaded with 50% green netting roofed with...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 04-09-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,963
Posted By Bananaking29
Re: Musa I N G E N S 1st sprout in the netherlands!!

Go Ingens Go!
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-03-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,296
Posted By louis14
First macro propagation attempt

I thought I would keep the forum informed of our first trials at macro propagation.
We have built two wooden boxes in 2m x 1m
Forum: Member Introductions 04-02-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By marty
Bananas Brindando new member

hello folk's my name is Marty and I am from just outside of Toronto, Canada. I have just recently had an interest in banana plants and found this site. I am not much good on the computer (I guess us...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-24-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By yrtwins2
Red face Looking for banana seeds

Would love to add a variety of bananas to my front yard food forest.
Looking for seeds that would do well in Zone 10A in Southern California.
Forum: Member Introductions 03-23-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Docent77
Smile Mr.

I am a philatelist and was fascinated with postage stamps with bananas on it. Now, I am putting together a philatelic exhibit about it. I think I might be the first one who will be exhibiting this...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By sputinc7
Re: AARP is Fake News!

Darkman... You just need to shift it all left a notch and down a couple... There is no honest, unbiased reporting, anywhere. Never has been.
Forum: Member Introductions 03-11-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Slim49
4 th batch of bananna wine

Hello all,
I am a long time bananna wine maker.
Am looking for new ideas.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,885
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in zone 6 St Louis. When I planted my Basjoos I covered a large area with 6 inches of wood chips and shredded oak leaves. In the fall when the p-stems freeze and go down I normally cut them...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,885
Posted By morebananas
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

Thanks for the info all. My 10 day forecast just has 2 days a little below 32F now so i'm going to try to cover the leaves to avoid frost and see how it goes. Mine are growing gangbusters. They...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,885
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in PA, also zone 6 and I have started uncovering my basjoo this week. I normally would wait until late march *BUT* this winter seems to have killed my p-stems down to the ground. All that...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,885
Posted By briangifford
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I don't really have an answer as far a s minimum temps, but there is a guy here in KY (6b) that has let his Basjoo's just die back and just left the dead leafs over it. And year after year they come...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 02-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: big cheap seed propagator

When the parts list was given in the beginning post my wheels started turning. I wonder for those that do not have the room for the big machine, maybe, just maybe a egg incubator would meet the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By George Webster
Too good to be true

I was searching eBay for banana seeds, and discovered a seller that had some very unusual plants, banana and otherwise.
They were very inexpensive (cheap) {Red flag}

Has anyone bought from a...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 02-26-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: big cheap seed propagator

I like it! Well insulated and a glass see through front. You can see what's going on inside without opening the door. Very well done!
Forum: Banana Identification 02-26-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By tom li
Help on ID

Dear members,

I'm growing this in Hong Kong (Southeast Asia). The plant is about 10ft tall now and I have never harvest it successfully before, so not sure about the taste.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-25-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By Starstryke
Problem with pseudostem mail order banana

This one spent more time in transit than usual due to usps screwup. Should I cut off the dark parts at the top or just wait and see if it grows through ?<a...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-25-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By terribro
Party Hello

I just recently joined.Thank you for accepting me.
I am just looking around to see what people are talking about.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-25-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By zfallon84
Hello from Jacksonville FL!


I am in North FL, in zone 9a. I am currently attempting to grow my own bananas here. For the two cold months out of the year, I bring all of my tropicals indoors. For the bananas, I plan on...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-24-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,198
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

My basjoo mat is large, I dig and give away or sell several pups every year.

I would like another species. This is the first time I have seen mention of Hellen's Highbred. After some internet...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-24-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,005
Posted By AdotKarl
Musa Balbisiana 'Atia Black'

Hi all,

Some time before last Christmas I ordered and sowed some 'black atia' seeds which have started sprouting this month. So far 3 have properly taken off, with a fourth one which has shed its...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-23-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,198
Posted By Zombie Dave
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

They've arrived! I'll get you another money order out to cover the extra shipping. It's much appreciated. I'll get them planted in some pots in the morning and label the Helen so I don't forget what...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-22-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By frankbrad
Hello from Arkansas

I joined this site last year but never got around to introducing myself.

I am originally from St. Louis and my neighbor there would grow some dwarf variety of Musa. He would get fruit maybe once...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By jmc96
A new Banana where you eat the skin n all.

Banana peel no longer disposable with edible skins you can now really sink your teeth into - ABC Rural - ABC News...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 02-17-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,963
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Musa I N G E N S 1st sprout in the netherlands!!

WOOOOOHOOOOOO My inside info knew the seeds were fresh. I have 3 someone gave me. One was a floater. Still no sprouts here. How many did you buy?

Congrats! Keep that baby alive!!!!
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