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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Akula
Re: Stray Cat Poo - Fertilizer?

I wouldn't worry about it. No harm.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-06-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,803
Posted By Akula
Re: Valor_X & Backyard Banana Joe - Who can fruit a Praying Hands pup first?

That's a heartbreaker.

Now you an good idea how long it takes to go from pup to flower in your area based on your fertilizer schedule, rainfall, etc. and can adjust the timing of when the pup should...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Akula
Re: Florida freeze

I think all your plants should make it. The leaves are toast but the main plants should be good. If the plant was fruiting the fruit probably won't make it.

Heavy potassium feeding helps to lower...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-30-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By Akula
Re: Gros Michel fruiting in Central Florida

Congratulations! Look as filled out as any of the Cavendish I've seen at Publix. Good job!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 226,737
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Congrautlions on your Patupi bunch 75North!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,619
Posted By Akula
Re: Blue Java!!!

Happy New Year!

I'm bringing this thread to a close with photos showing my Blue Java bunch at harvest. My area is getting two nights of back to back overnight temps below freezing with clear skies...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-05-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Akula
Re: *Help* Pups don't grow

Congratulations!

Winter is typically the dry season in Florida so you may need to water it once a week if its warm and sunny. Be careful about watering when the temps are below 60F as it can lead to...
Forum: Other Plants 12-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Akula
Re: Citrus

Excellent!

After about five years my citrus (Satsuma and Meyer Lemon) finally got their legs under them...I moved them to a different spot after the original planting and cut the tap root when...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-20-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,312
Views: 178,150
Posted By Akula
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Ho! Ho! Ho! What a monster! That first hand is crazy huge. Congratulations!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-16-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Akula
Re: What happened to my bananas?

Fertilizer
Info:Fertilizer - Bananas Wiki (http://www.bananas.org/wiki/Info:Fertilizer)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-12-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,535
Posted By Akula
Re: Patupi!!!

Harvested my patupi bunch yesterday. The fingers are not completely filled but I had a couple split, some are yellowing, the plant is in decline, and temps are dropping so decided to pull the plug....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-08-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,619
Posted By Akula
Re: Blue Java!!!

Update

November 8th Blue Java Bunch
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=68061&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=68061&ppuser=26197)

Blue Java Bunch Compared...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-06-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Akula
Namwa Portrait

My wife made a portrait of one of this past summer's namwa bunches. It was her first banana portrait and the painting is oil on canvas. Painting is a new hobby she started during the pandemic. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-31-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,619
Posted By Akula
Re: Blue Java!!!

Thanks! Starting to get some color finally. I'll post up another update in a couple weeks.

TS Claudette snapped my primary 2021 Blue Java in half but I had this one as a backup pup. Didn't expect it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-17-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,619
Posted By Akula
Re: Blue Java!!!

Blue Java Update- 23 days after last female flower opened

The bunch seems to adding a white waxy coating to the fingers over time which infuences the color. The waxy coating also gives the fingers a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Akula
Late Fall, Winter Temp Outlook for the US

Calling for a La Nina and warmer avg temps for much of the US which is good news if you have bunches...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-12-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,533
Posted By Akula
Re: Pisang Ceylon

Great looking bunch!

How long did it take to flower i.e. peeper to flower? My Pisang Klotek is very slow growing and I didn't get a flower this year. Hopefully next year I will get to try those...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-08-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Akula
Re: Knowing how much to water??

I fertilize monthly during the season but some people fertilize every two weeks due to concerns over washout. Two weeks is better no doubt.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-08-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Akula
Re: Knowing how much to water??

I agree with EllenMarie.

Very difficult to overwater in Florida unless they are planted in a ditch. We get a ton of rain in my area during a normal year but my best seasons are when we have excess...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-06-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Akula
Re: Knowing how much to water??

My guess is your plant's leaves are yellowing due to low potassium.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 226,737
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Goldfinger!

The bud was 23 inches long. The fingers are pretty long in comparison with my other banana plants. The first hand contains 16...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,535
Posted By Akula
Re: Patupi!!!

Update

Pic of the Patupi bunch as of today

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=67977&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=67977&ppuser=26197)
Forum: Banana Identification 10-04-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Akula
Re: ID Help!

Thanks 75. Yeah, it does kind of look like yours. Before I cut off the bud it looked exactly like yours and the the bananas have a bit of the pin wheel look to them too.

The messy brachis is kind of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-04-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Akula
Re: Goldfinger bunch

Interestingly the patent for FHIA-1 lists "opening two or more bracts at a time" as a characteristic of the true GF. Hmm...

https://www.freepatentsonline.com/PP08983.html
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By Akula
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Congratulations Erik! You fruited two multi-year AA's in the same season. That's dedication!
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