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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-17-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Dwarf Brazilian in full sun in east bay area CA

Never saw a banana that didn't do well in full sun. Maybe in Saudi Arabia or the Sahara./
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: ABB Bananas

Never paid a lot of attention to AAB, ABB, AAAA, etc. Never seen any difference in water requirements between bananas. Biggest issue is temps. Hawaiian varieties, red varieties, Cavendish types are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-31-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Mice eating harvest!

Get "rat bars" and wire them around the flower stem above the bunch so that rats/mice come to them before the reach the bananas. They are generally about an inch square and about 1-1/2 - 2" long and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-22-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Should I harvest

As long as it is above freezing, let them be. When it gets close to freezing or below there are two choices: 1) cut them and hang them in an above freezing space or 2) find a way to keep them above...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-13-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Peepers stalled?

Just let them be. They'll do their thing when they are ready.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Banana down

Al long as the flower stem inside still has connection it will still ripen on the plant. Support the weight of the bunch and do not move it around and do further damage. You cannot fix this, only...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Planted Blue Java (Ice Cream) plant in ground, now it seems to be struggling

Its "winter" in San Diego. This is a tough part of the year. Temps are cooler, so the soil needs to be less wet to avoid root rot, but the humidity is negligible, so the plant is loosing moisture...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: First freeze - seeking advice

Freezing your bananas is not recommended. ;-)) If you are going to have many freezing days, you will definitely need to insulate them with something. I don't have this issue here in paradise, but...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Transplanting Mysore - Tips, resources?

Generally, at this time of year I would not transplant. When spring comes, water well, so soil is loos and take as large a rootball as you can, and transplant.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Can any of these corms be saved at all?

Pot them up and keep them warm and see what happens. Doesn't hurt to try.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: musa siam ruby overwinter

You don't want the minimum, you want a temp warm enough to encourage growth. At 55F it is probably a goner because it is so small.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 282
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: banana help!

You can't fix what damage is done. Best thing going forward is to keep them warm, so they can recover.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: musa siam ruby overwinter

If your heated tunnel has been working well so far, and is 70F plus it should be fine where it is. It is pretty small, so heat is the main ingredient.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Banana fuel

Just use 15-15-15. You won't be able to tell the difference and the cost will be half or less.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-22-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: First Post - Dwarf Brazilian Fruiting Question

http://webebananas.com/bpix/BP951-69.jpg

That is the way to figure it out. Let the first bunch ripen on the plant. Next time, write the date the first hand emerges on the side of the trunk, and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-20-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Spacing help

Yes and No.

Depends on width of the patch, in other words, how much squar-footage of root space is there.

If the three plants would be in and east west line, the dwarf would get equal son. If they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-16-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By pitangadiego
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-13-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Careful sending plants

Money talks, everything else walks. If you are going to sell plants, act like a business. Friends, foes, unknown people, whoever, get paid and the ship. Same advice you would get when renting to a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Quick Feeding Question + 1

From now till approx April, no need to fertilize, and water to keep soil damp. At these temps, growth slows dramatically. If you are not growing, you are not using/needing a lot of inputs (water and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-08-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Losing a Namwah, help me save it

75 degrees doesn't really excite a banana plant, and 55 definitely inhibits growth in many varieties. If you have even colder temps ahead, I'd be working on how to keep it warm.

Even if it loses all...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Losing a Namwah, help me save it

55-75 night-day is winter. Plant growth will drop dramatically. Consider a temp greenhouse with some night heat till spring comes. Do not overwater, but do not let it fry out.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-06-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Do banana plants do so much better in direct sun than shade?

Bananas like lots of sun, full sun, bonus sun. extra sun, begged, borrowed and stolen sun. Any sun, any time, all the time, overtime, double time. Never met a banana that thought shade was a real...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: What are these things? Little white larvae.

Was it inspected by USDA? Did you have an import permit? If not, it is an illegal plant.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-30-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: Does Musa Velutina die after fruiting?

My understanding is that they are one and done, reproducing from seeds.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-27-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: A question about removing pups....

Keep some. Pups provide anchorage for the parent plant. When a plant flowers it stops producing new leaves and roots. With a heavy bunch of fruit hanging up high, swaying in the wind, the pups...
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