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Forum: Banana Identification 04-09-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By FRITO
Re: great mystery - FHIA?

When you say fhia 1 ‘goldfinger’ you mean the true fhia grom honduras or some of the mutants found in florida from poor tissue culture clones? Its flowering now once this new rack form a ill get...
Forum: Banana Identification 04-07-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By FRITO
great mystery - FHIA?

Ive grow this particular banana for about 10-12 years. It been cold hardy and precocious and disease resistant.

its semi dwarf 7-8 ft at growth point when flowering. makes 35-40lb bunches or so. The...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 04-05-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By FRITO
Re: Looking for Blue Java

Just picked up a blue java from Peace River Organics in Punta Gorda, FL. They have the true blue java. ALso Sulcata Grove in Sarasota FL.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By FRITO
My fruit is rotting - Diseased or fungus?

My banana patch is thick and fruiting heavily. but something is killing my fruits

My Dwarf Brazilian is the most heavily affected (last 4 hands of bananas get a fungus and rot)

just now saw 2 ICE...
Forum: Other Plants 08-07-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,280
Posted By FRITO
Re: Anybody growing Sugar Cane?

I grow many varieties of hierloom sugar cane and always looking to add more! I sell these on my website. Green Planet Farm (http://www.greenplanetfarm.com)

Heres Florida Red

<a...
Forum: Other Plants 08-07-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 23,280
Posted By FRITO
Re: Anybody growing Sugar Cane?

heres a large barrel cane of "asian black" sugar cane I just harvested.
This makes a sweet juice with a darker tint and has a mild root beer flavor!
<a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,714
Posted By FRITO
Re: Backyard banana grove in Ft. Myers FL

Manzano with 7 hands

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=49784&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=49784)

dwarf red on the left (single mother trunk) mysore mat...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,714
Posted By FRITO
Re: Backyard banana grove in Ft. Myers FL

Im glad for this spacing as you can walk around between them, plus it allows them to have more space for pups. I tried to follow the commercial planting reccomended spacing, but havnt not been...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,116
Posted By FRITO
Re: Ae Ae flowers - it took 4 years!

Good work! I need to add one of these to my collecton, I will soon!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,516
Posted By FRITO
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-11-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,714
Posted By FRITO
Re: Backyard banana grove in Ft. Myers FL

S. ft myers near 41 and college. Horse manure is the secret for bananas here it really makes them happy.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,714
Posted By FRITO
Re: Backyard banana grove in Ft. Myers FL

Thanks all!

Iunepece, I planted the original pups at 6-8 foot spacing originally but the mats grow!

currently fruiting are Orinoco (tallest), Ice cream (second tallest), 3 manzanos, Goldfinger,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-10-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,714
Posted By FRITO
Backyard banana grove in Ft. Myers FL

Hi

This was just a green grass backyard 2 years ago.

If it was under irrigation things would be better, I need to do some thinning for better production. Horse manure is the only thing amended to...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-10-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,783
Posted By FRITO
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 01-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,144
Posted By FRITO
Re: Wanted Musa Velutina

Hi Kat

My buddy has some veluntina. I just posted a for sale thread you might want to check out. Hes getting rid of a yard full of lots of nanas!
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 01-14-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,783
Posted By FRITO
Tons of bananas for sale! S FL.

my buddy has a jungle yard full of mature banana mats that need to go. (lehigh acres in south fl near fort myers)
these are solid mature mats about 25 varieties and would be similar to a...
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,350
Posted By FRITO
Re: Red Lady Papaya is Fruiting!

heres a comparison photo I took last week: the Red lady papaya is on the left. the mystery mexican acorn type on the...
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,166
Posted By FRITO
Re: 'Purple Heart' variety of pomegranate

Great looking Pom Harvey! I want to try more varieties. thanks for the info about the Dave Wilson Nursery. I wonder why they market it under a different name, it make things more difficult.
Forum: Contests! 06-27-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,248
Posted By FRITO
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-27-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By FRITO
Re: Red Bananas

Sunfish I agree.

I have a 'US misi luki' planted as well next to this mystery mysore.

it has the upright leaves and white undersides. not the 'true misi luki'

it however looks nothing like the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By FRITO
Re: Monster Saba "Stump"

Joey Nice Saba! sorry to see your fruit couldnt mature!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,705
Posted By FRITO
Re: Unprotected bananas in zone 8b

Never claimed I was 9b. I am in town averaging 9a temps most years, last year I had 18 degrees when the airport recorded 14. I recorded 23and 24 these past few nights but im not measuring air temps...
Forum: Contests! 12-08-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,726
Posted By FRITO
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,430
Posted By FRITO
Re: 2011 Winter Update from North Florida!

heres my short list of bananas im growing outdoors in Tallahassee.

comparing leaf hardiness from the hardiest to least

Basjoo - took several degrees of freesing temps
Raja Puri - as reported it...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,705
Posted By FRITO
Re: Unprotected bananas in zone 8b

Dean, What types of bananas are you growing? My nanners just all got frozen for the season. we have had some serious cold!

Basjoo is the toughest in my yard followed by Raja puri, Icecream,...
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