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Forum: Other Plants 05-10-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By Kat2
What is this plant?

I've been watching the "weeds" at a flea market in Cocoa. Lovely morning glories plus a few others. But this sword type plant has fascinated me for weeks. Today we both saw something very odd. Ron...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-03-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Edible Zebrina Rojo

It is a Musa Sumatrana Rojo x Gran Nain cross! They sell them as TC cultures. Not rare at all. I have NEVER seen one bloom! Truly awesome! Both plants are extremely cold sensitive. So I bet this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-28-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,422
Posted By beam2050
Re: Edible Zebrina Rojo

zabrina rojo is supposed to have a lot of seeds. that is why most consider it inedible, so I have been led to understand. you might not have a zabrina. post some pics. I now I would like to see them....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-27-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By robguz24
Re: Organically growing ?

Last time I tested a South American organic cavendish compared to a local grown regular cavendish from the same grocery store. No contest. The organic one was like flavorless paste. Probably has more...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-19-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By Kat2
Re: What is insecticidal soap?

Personally I don't bother; I grab some liquid dishwashing detergent, mix up about 2 T per gallon and spray my plants. (Sunlight was my go to soap; it's no longer available so I have to settle for...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-25-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By crazy banana
Re: To Cut or Not to Cut the PS after fruiting

I usually cut it down to the ground or at least half way down. It seems that the pups grow faster immediately. I also have more than just one or two follower pups growing, so they certainly like to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By Olafhenny
That's how Dole does it

Really Interesting!


www.youtube.com/embed/_l7sak6Vlq8?rel=0
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By Grannycore
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

I grow velutina. They are stunning - my flower and fruit at 4-5 feet in just a few months - here cold kills them to the ground but they will grow up in the spring and fruit by August. The fruit is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

There are no seeds in the fruit of this variety, you can see fruits cut in half in the photo album I posted, the fruit is seedless. I think people say they are inedible because the real M. acuminata...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

Here are some photos of this plant taken from around the world over many years. It is actually quite a common plant, despite it having very ambiguous origins and identity. The fruit starts out red...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

Self-fertility generally means a plant is able to provide it's own pollen to itself for fruit development, it is capable of in-breeding. Some cultivars of some crops are self-fertile and require no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By JP
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

Wether it gives fruit or not, it looks great and healthy so for 12$, good find!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-08-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By mm4birds
Re: Edible variegated red banana?

looks like zebrina , a common ornamental banana with non edible fruit. nice plant to have for it's leaves
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 06-16-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,773
Posted By Richard
Re: Getting zebrina to flower?

If I wanted to force an ornamental banana to flower, I'd feed it a bloom formula in the spring. Most fertilizers with a very high middle number will work. For example, I sell Grow More 5-50-17.

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