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Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 10-07-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Blue Java Ice Cream Banana Seeds

Thanks.

I'm getting a ton of new variegated varieties.

When I started breeding bananas I had no idea it was going to be this easy or this colorful.

This is a photo I took this morning of the...
Forum: Other Plants 10-07-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Monstera

I've just recently started growing them and my plants aren't mature enough to flower yet. I'm only growing the variegated monstera and it's been really interesting so far. I got my plants from a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 139,205
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

I'm enjoying a giant perfectly ripe 14 oz. Tigua while posting. :ha::ha::ha:

On September 20, 2017 Hurricane Maria took the jungle canopy and smashed it to the jungle floor. That gave sunlight and...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-30-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

There are many different techniques and understanding the basics will help in choosing what works best in each situation.

One plant can produce thousands of new plantlets but for us maximum output...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-30-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,579
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Thoughts on the ID of this beauty?

For members that are growing the white Pisang Awak types I would recommend that you don't kill them just because they are white.

The fruit tastes the same as the green version and they can also...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-30-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,701
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: How to breed (seedless) Bananas for Temperate climates

This is good advice.





When I started I wanted to keep it as simple as possible and just try to cross anything in order to make a list of which crosses produced seeds easier and then which crosses...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-30-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Blue Java Ice Cream Banana Seeds

There is a very good chance that our largest bunch ever from a white Pisang Awak will be seeded. The inflorescence bloomed about 5 feet away from a seeded banana blooming during the same time. It has...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-30-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Variegated Manini (aeae) & Variegated Florida 2019

Looks like NewwithNanners realizes they received a free Variegated Manini with their order.

I don't recommend FHIA bananas but that SH-3640 came with a free Variegated Manini. :ha::ha::ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Musa Pisang Ceylon

Our plant crops flower with a pseudostem at around 8 feet and the ratoon crops at about 12 feet. For commercial sales we only use the plant crops because they produce larger fruit and are easier to...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-30-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,813
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Most propagation manuals will say to kill or damage the Growing Point in order to remove apical dominance. That's mainly because plants are plentiful and inexpensive and the technique is quick and...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-30-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By PR-Giants
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: New growth bursting out the side of p stem

I had to check the shipping records and it was shipped Saturday Aug 3 and was delivered on Monday Aug 5.
Actively growing plants should not be left lying horizontally for two weeks because they can...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-15-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By PR-Giants
Variegated Manini (aeae) & Variegated Florida 2019

We are back to being behind on our orders because of some large wholesale orders and will be temporarily limiting requests to new members only.



If you are interested in buying some send a PM from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-11-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Patupi question

The real advantage of growing short cycles for some hobbyist is that they can be planted in the spring and harvested a few months later if you start with a larger plant instead of using a starter...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 200
Sticky: Water suckers
Views: 80,198
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Water suckers

Sometimes we'll plant directly in the field and sometimes we pot them up. What is important is that they receive proper care regardless of where they are planted.

Here is a photo of a couple...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: what if any are signs of inflorescence moving up pseudo stem

No. For most of the journey through the pseudo stem the inflorescence is very small, it's about the diameter of a pencil and it is behind the preceding roller/cigar leaf which is approximately the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-11-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

I prefer the larger bunch produced by the first ratoon crop, aka 2nd. Generation, even though the individual fingers are smaller than those produced by the plant crop, aka 1st. Generation.

I used...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

Yes.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=51246&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51246)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Patupi question

We've been growing them for four years in North Florida 9a/8b and they die back every winter and pop back up when the weather warms. They grow well and usually start to flower in July and start...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

Average fruit size declines rapidly after the first cycle, but it produces more hands and more fruit.

This characteristic is not unique to Horn plantains there are other subgroups that will also...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

Right idea but you have it backwards, subsequent fruitings from the same mat will have more hands.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-06-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Wording question on TARS 18171 African Rhino curator notes

Your photo is not an African Rhino Horn, it's a French type plantain.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,854
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Musa French Red

Congrats on getting fruit. A member gave me some monsters but the plants are still young, less than a year old but they seem like cool plants. Hopefully I get some fruit soon. The leaves get huge...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By PR-Giants
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-04-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By PR-Giants
Re: Sold

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=52507 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=52507)

It was shipped Saturday Aug 3 and it should be delivered on Monday Aug 5.

I should...
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