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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-02-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Art_R
Re: Naked Bloom, Ferrigno Clan

Thanks for sharing the results of the experiment. The next generation looks good!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-19-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Art_R
My First Bananas of the Year

Harvested my first bananas of the year this morning. :banana_ba My Raja Puri flowered last fall and it managed to survive the winter with four leaves. The lowest winter temperature here was 32 for a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-02-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Art_R
Re: Naked Bloom, Ferrigno Clan

Please keep us posted on how big they do get. It will be an interesting experiment.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-27-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Art_R
Re: School Project

Try the Miami Fruit Company. They might be able to sell you a complete bunch of bananas. But it probably won't be cheap!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Art_R
Re: Timing/managing mats

I also live at the northern end of 9b in Florida. I have a Raja Puri, and a Kokopo. For these two bananas, if you can protect later-season in-ground sword suckers from the cold during the winter so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-15-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Art_R
Re: How do I expand my collection?

You might want to look into Raja Puri (somewhat cool tolerant and it cranks out fruit like clockwork) or Patupi a.k.a Kokopo (A short cycle banana with orange tinted fruit). Palm Coast is just up...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-12-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Art_R
Re: *Help* Pups don't grow

Congratulations on your new pups!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-12-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Art_R
Re: Am I killing my first bananas?

Bananas typically don't look their best during winter. Also, don't expect much growth during the winter. I agree with Pitangadiego about bananas not needing fertilizer during the winter. As long as...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-25-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Art_R
My Spring Plant Shopping

I recently did my spring plant shopping. Here are the nurseries I bought from and my experiences as a customer:

First the Banana:

I purchased a Grand Nain from Just Fruits and Exotics. Promptly...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-29-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By Art_R
Re: Gros Michel fruiting in Central Florida

Congratulations! I want to see the taste report also.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-29-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Art_R
Re: Adding Patupi to my small collection

I think that you will be very happy with your new Patupi. I purchased a Patupi from Sow Exotic last year. It was a typical tissue culture plant. I planted it straight into the ground under shade...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-15-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By Art_R
Re: Is this really a Patupi?

Thanks to everyone who replied to this post. Here is an update. This spring I purchased a Patupi from Sow Exotic and made a post questioning whether or not it was a real Patupi. I can now say with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-15-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Art_R
Re: Variegated Blue Java

Although not a Blue Java, my Namwah does the exact same thing. The variegation goes away as the pups mature.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-27-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,694
Posted By Art_R
Re: Apple Blooming pics

Hey Jarred - Congratulations on the fantastic bunch! It looks like your banana support is made of PVC pipe. Just out of curiosity, what diameter pipe did you use? - Art
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Art_R
Re: La Niņa winter

Welcome to the Banana Bunch !!! I'm in pretty much the same boat as you. I'm in Ormond Beach (9b) on the other coast of FL. The past three years we haven't had a freeze here in Ormond Beach and...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-15-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Art_R
Re: Thanks for allowing me to join

Welcome. Using the search function will provide lots of info!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-15-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Art_R
Re: Late Fall, Winter Temp Outlook for the US

If that prediction comes true, it might mean a fourth straight year without a freeze in Ormond Beach, FL (9b). That would be good because I have two bananas which recently fruited. Fingers crossed!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Art_R
Re: Naive starter questions

Although I have never grown bananas indoors myself, I know that several members do successfully grow and fruit bananas indoors. So no, you are NOT delusional!!! You would probably maximize your...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-02-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Art_R
Re: Is the clear liquid that comes out of the sides of the *leaves* banana sap?

I think you already have your answer. Just look at the couch where the drops landed. If it's sap, the couch will definitely be stained (and you will have some explaining to do to your parents). If...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-29-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Art_R
Re: Hello

Welcome to This is the place for banana info!
Forum: Member Introductions 09-29-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Art_R
Re: Howdy from Northeast Texas!

Welcome to and good luck with your new banana adventure!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Art_R
Re: Cavendish After a thunderstorm

Don't worry about the leaves, that's just what bananas do when it gets windy. I live near the ocean and we have strong winds regularly. My Bananas look like that all the time and they do just fine.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,535
Posted By Art_R
Re: Patupi!!!

Congratulations on the new addition to your banana family. Hopefully frogs don't eat bananas.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-08-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Art_R
Re: Banana in pothole

That's Dangerous. The cars might slip on a banana peel !!!
Forum: Member Introductions 08-29-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Art_R
Re: Hi 👋

Looks good by the pool !!
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