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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

This is more than an "Ouch!" How does one assure oneself that material we now get does not have it if it is expressed only after 3 - 4 years!!!
Means we will have to be extra careful of where...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-14-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: New Jersey Newbie

Basjoo cana give you a great plant (hardy out of doors). Sikkimensis is a possibility - could others on here who grow the S, tell us their experience? I have 7 of them waiting to go out (actualaly...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-12-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: New Owner,Musa Basjoo Banana Tree sagging leaves.Help!

Where are you located?
How long ago planted?
They will generally have "sagging" leaves when newly planted as they get established. Depending on whether bare root, pups, potted, etc. this can be a few...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-03-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Banana tree snapped in half with almost mature fruit!!

I would reinforce that - if there is any tissue holding the two parts together, make sure it does not break further, prop up the broken piece of pstem and fruit so it does not break further - not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: new flag for unknown

That was what I was afraid of re roots, but can do the foliar spray - would not have thought of that. THANKS!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By pjkfarm
new flag for unknown

Wow! Whoo Hoo! First flower for a long time!! Not fertilized in years, just did - now wonder how often, how much, etc. Will figure out how to load pics as have some of the bunch from many years...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By pjkfarm
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: How does Blue Java cotyledon looks like?

agreed, probably a weed, for sure not a banana! (Though maybe weed is wrong term as I like the definition of its being a plant where one does not want it, so maybe this little thing has all sorts of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Growing ornamental banana's from seed ? worth it ?

We have grown a lot this spring from seed, along with ensete. Very easy, very quick to germinate and grow like wild. They are now all in the 2 foot stage, some almost three. Sikkimensis, acuminata,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Super Dwarf Cavendish

How old is the plant? And for all, how big will the bunch and also the nanas be? Smaller I would guess than those in the store? (Or are they even the same?)
Forum: Member Introductions 07-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: new to the forum

Good Luck! We are trying the same here in Chantilly, Va. USA, zone 7ish. Basjoo does well here, so hopeful! Keep us informed!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: How does Blue Java cotyledon looks like?

Agreed on the scams - I do not buy online anything now unless I know the party or have personal referral (not the fake reviews)
Forum: Member Introductions 07-21-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: new to the forum

Keep us informed, especially with sikkimensis grove. along with conditions it will grow in/under. We are looking to do the same this year using plants from seed (but keeping a couple inside, just...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: How to get largest-tallest plant

Thanks! Your photo of basjoos and what you said about their height in your zone, says we should be able to get same as we are in similar zone (if not a bit warmer).
We will cut lower leaves...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Now is the time to get the Kepler and Rust banana book!

Would this be useful for someone growing in zone 6b - i.e. pots and greenhouse?
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-18-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: E. 'Maurelii' versus E. 'Montbeliardii'

Thanks for the clarification - I thought they were true crosses between the two. We look forward to our seeds (and size - not too many people I would think have room for them to flower - though if...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-17-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: E. 'Maurelii' versus E. 'Montbeliardii'

Where does one get seeds from maurelli (or Montbeliardii )? We have a maurelli which looks just like the picture in the middle, but not like what some we have seen - so the cross looks like a good...
Forum: Other Plants 07-14-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Alocasia Colocasia aroids. Etc.

Our esculenta stems tend to be a good bit longer, so work well in vases. The alocasia flowers are all pretty short and never been very successful for vase. Philodendron has zero stem (hard to cut),...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By pjkfarm
How to get largest-tallest plant

All, I saw some great pictures of Basjoo on Hostafarian's site - BIG question - there were on one picture (with red walk behind zero turn mower in it) 4 pstems maybe 12 feet tall with leaves, all...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: some thoughts about hybridizing Musa basjoo

All, I saw some great pictures of Basjoo on Hostafarian's site - BIG question - there were on one picture (with red walk behind zero turn mower in it) 4 pstems maybe 12 feet tall, all leaves from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: The Effect of Uniconazole on Dwarf Namwah

I read Greenhouse grower magazine and they constantly have articles on PGRs (Plant growth regulators) of which there are many different ones. Never paid attention as not interested in slowing or...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-12-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: The Effect of Uniconizole on Dwarf Namwah

and more leaves - quite a lot more which really helps its appearance.
What were you trying to accomplish? And where did you get the chemical? Looks like something neat to experiment with.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-12-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Container Color ?

Mountains? What tempted you (or prompted you) to do some detective work. We do not publicize it (yet). Someday hopefully it will be a gift to the country. Right now kids do not like that idea...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-12-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Container Color ?

super pictures. Must be something different with our pots (wish I had taken picture of roots, but too late this time around - next time!). Perhaps the fact that we use mostly real soil (25%...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-10-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Container Color ?

We have 1 and 2 gal pots for starters, black, exposed to sun all day. When we transplant these, the roots are identical all the way around (hot side and "cold" side) and go right up against the...
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