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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By lloyd
Strange pup

I have growing from a Dwarf Orinoco two pups of approximately the same size -14". One has pointed leaves and the other normally formed leaves. What is the distinction?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-12-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By lloyd
Re: Musa Dwart Orinoco

Regarding tissue culture plants, my ice cream and lady fingers are TC's from Ted and they throw pups so fast I can't cut 'em off.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By lloyd
Banana sources

Thanks CookieCows. I have purchased most of my plants from Ted at GreenEarth Inc. Grow Your Love of Gardening into a Profitable Greenhouse Business! (http://green2995.stores.yahoo.net/index.html). ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-11-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By lloyd
Over wintering experiment

I bought, thru ebay, a roof and gutter deicing kit. Mine has 100 feet of heating cable. Spiral wrapped the bananas with the cable (did five with one cable), the wrapped the pstems with cargo...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By lloyd
Re: California Gold

Does anyone sell that variety to folks outside of CA?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-10-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,569
Posted By lloyd
Musa Dwart Orinoco

That variety has been my most cold hardy plant and produces very good fruit. It is reported by some that it is what the California folks are calling California Gold - or a close relative. Mine has...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-11-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,719
Posted By lloyd
Re: "Ice cream" banana cold hardy?

After the first winter - plant in ground 12 months - where temps occasionally hit 25F I had a bloom May 1st. The following winter - by records not one bit colder - they died slap to the ground. Go...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By lloyd
cold protection

Along the upper gulf coast temperatures below freezing do occur but generally don't stay that low for more than about 8 to 10 hours per day max. This winter, after having lost all of my pstems last...
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