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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-25-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 174,226
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

One of my Musa "Macklayi" from AgriS is shooting. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Species Bananas 07-25-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,077
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Musa macklayi

One of my Musa "Mackleyi" is beginning to shoot. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-24-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 135,042
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Today I harvested a SH 3640 bunch from the farm. Wow are they nice. I cannot upload any pictures to the site, so you'll have to take my word for it!! :-) !!! :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 07-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,201
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: How to post images in your threads

Why does the website tell me the picture is downloading then it does not? No further messages, and no picture. Why should I bother?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-23-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 118,180
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you plant today (bananas)?

I started a new mat of SH 3640 with a 5 foot pup.!! :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 135,042
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Congratulations Robguz24 and Sunfish!! Those are great looking bunches. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Member Introductions 07-19-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: hello from the marshall islands!

Welcome and good growing!! We would love to see pictures, not just of the fruit but the mulch you add and results!! The conditions you describe are those experienced in the Bahamas and parts of South...
Forum: Other Plants 07-19-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Calabaza

Que bueno! That is one of my favorites also, well pollo con any vegetable.

Are serenade and kocide systemics? What are the active ingredients? :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Other Plants 07-18-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Calabaza

We use them in making pasteles, in soups, and as a vegetable.

There is a native Florida variety called Seminole Squash that are smaller but resistant to fungus, and are more productive without the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 20,751
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: In the beginning, the plant site was empty

Richard,

I hope things work out for ya'll. Best wishes and prosperity. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Other Plants 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 230,254
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

I'm not so sure that it is a particular time of day as is the relative humidity. The less humid the air, the more intense seems to be the aroma. South Florida tends to be a semi-arid environment six...
Forum: Other Plants 07-17-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 230,254
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Yug,

One of my favorite aromas is that of blooming sapodillas! You can smell them about 100 feet away! :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Other Plants 07-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 230,254
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Sugar Apples & Acerola. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Banana Identification 07-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: please help id this banana plant

Many cavendish produced by TC techniques are dwarfed due to too much hormone used in the process. Live rates are increased but dwarfing predominates.

It does look like a cavendish, judging from the...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-13-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 68,817
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

I dug up my last Dwarf Red from the yard and put it in a 12 Gallon pot. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,359
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Easiest Way To Sharpen A Machete

I've used it for ceremonies, not much else. It's not wide like a machete, it is longer and is curved like a Samari, but is from the middle east. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Other Plants 07-13-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 122,264
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you plant today (other plants)?

Today I planted a Canistel (Pouteria campechiana), or Eggfruit in between rain-showers. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,359
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Easiest Way To Sharpen A Machete

A Mamaluke sword slices better than a machete, and is very flexible, I've just never tried it on a banana pseudostem. :-) !!! I find a curved saw works very well, on bananas.

Bananimal, your...
Forum: Other Plants 07-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 122,264
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: What did you plant today (other plants)?

I planted a Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa). :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,862
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Growing bananas in southern Miami Dade county florida

Cow manure and garden soil are good organic augments. Yes. :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,862
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: Growing bananas in southern Miami Dade county florida

Augment "soil" (limestone) with lots of organic material. Also go over and see Don at Going Bananas. There are some cultivars much better suited for South Florida and much more productive....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: 2012 The Year of the Banana!!!

Congratulations Darkman!!!! :jalapenonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,590
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: SH 3640 bunch just too darn big!!!

My inlaws (Puerto Ricans) did not put "Green Salsa" on their Pasteles. I am not Puerto Rican so I tried it. It is fantastic. Now some of them (not many)actually enjoy Green Salsa on their Pasteles,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-01-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,590
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: SH 3640 bunch just too darn big!!!

With the last two bunches we've had, my wife has made pasteles. I picked them mature green, and the consensus of my in-laws was that those were the best pasteles they've ever had. I thought they were...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By Caloosamusa
Re: I need MOVING advice PLEASE:}

Standing water is lethal to a banana mat. Dig them up fast, and if the area is prone to flooding, plant them on a raised bed. Check out the disease section in my photo gallery. Flooding is not a...
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