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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Akula
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Thanks Nick!

Can you expand a little bit or define what you mean by "leaves that will cause you any problems" that should be removed. Thanks!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,960
Posted By Akula
Re: An Update Of My Latest Nana Plants 2018!

Great write up and photos! Felt like I was right there. Congratulations on your new plants and excellent documentation of the source of your new FHIA-1!!!!!

Going Bananas is a great nursery. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Akula
Re: Flowers and pups

Hey George.

I don't know for sure however pups connected to the mother plant grow significantly faster in my patch than plants which are separated so that tells me they are sucking resources from...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Thanks Beam!

Is a "hand" created each time the flower petal lifts? One hand per flower petal? First one contains about fourteen fingers. Is that pretty good?

My fourteen foot raja puri (most likely...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Update

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63652&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63652)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Akula
Flowers and pups

I have six inch peeper/pup coming up on one of my flowering namwas. There's not much season left so don't want the plant to waste energy on the pup and I have a seven foot replacement for next year...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-16-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,261
Posted By Akula
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-15-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Namwa flowers are developing nicely! Two flowers have emerged and now waiting for the petals to open. A third flower is in the process of emerging.

Photo below is flower on my monster namwa...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-14-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Akula
Re: Winter protection?

Crazy Banana thank you for describing your banana bunch covers and how they are used.

By any chance do you have a supplier or seller link for the two sided (solar) banana bunch covers? I found a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Akula
Re: Got Namwa

Congratulations! Looking good!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Akula
Re: Winter protection?

Me too! An extra month and I think the fruit would be fine. Gonna need a heavy dose of luck with the weather this year for sure.

This year's fruiting trees emerged in July of 2017. I adjusted this...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-12-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Akula
Re: PLEASE...check my photos and see if you can help!

A white center is healthy. Brown color is rot.

A raised bed of about 1' above the surrounding soil would help to minimize risk of over watering. A raised bed will allow some roots to get above any...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Akula
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Thanks Nick!

Great to see a video of these techniques in practice. I didn't know about cleaning the little flowers off the individual bananas. Thought they just fell off.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Akula
Re: Winter protection?

No more leaves after the flower emerges.

Meizzwang has a great deal of experience in your area getting fruit through winter so maybe search/check some of his excellent threads. He is in North...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By Akula
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

If its a namwa then its low on nitrogen and potassium. I've seen this happen to a namwa I planted at my Mother's house. No fertilizer. Kinda bushy with lots of yellowish/light green well formed...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

I spotted my third namwa pre-flag/flag this morning!

This plant was cutback after the winter due to some pstem rot and was a slow grower. It put out two rabbit ear looking leaves initially and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Akula
White cotton under leaf, leaves

There is white fluffy spots/stuff under some of my banana leaves. Its primarily on older leaves on the shady side of the plant. I don't think the plant has been effected however worried that I'm...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Akula
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Hey Sddarkman,

Which woods can be used for the sawdust in propagation? Both you and Louis used sawdust and I saw that you asked Louis about soft vs. hard woods but I didn't see a definitive...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Thanks everybody!

Its really satisfying to achieve forward progress on development of my banana patch. Getting a flower and seeing a green banana bunch hanging from the plant will be awesome. Plus...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

Got some flags!!! Yeah!! First ones!!!

Just made it through tropical storm Gordon and found two pre-flags or flags in my banana patch this afternoon. Both namawas are approximatley 13.5' tall and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By Akula
Re: New concept GM high density field

Just re-read the thread and understand you are planting at a density of about 4,000 plants per acre. GM is a pretty big plant too. Waiting to see what happens when the plants are 3-4 meters...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Akula
Re: Namwah bananas finally ripening in Philly area!!!

Thanks for the photos and data on your plant. A big success! Enjoy the fruit!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By Akula
Re: Namwah bananas finally ripening in Philly area!!!

Congratulations!

It may be the camera angle but that plant looks really, really tall. Incredible to get such a plant to fruit so far north.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By Akula
Re: When is it to late to plant

My experience is only with pups.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By Akula
Re: When is it to late to plant

I planted a few small namwa pups in mid October last year at my Mother's house here in Pensacola. The plants died back to the ground but came back up early Spring. No winterization, no winter care,...
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