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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 218,515
Posted By Akula
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)


The bud was 23 inches long. The fingers are pretty long in comparison with my other banana plants. The first hand contains 16...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 171,439
Posted By Akula
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Harvested this bunch of Florida Platinum (RP). The 25 lb bunch took five months to fill on four shredded half leaves the result of an early Spring bunch and damage from TS Claudette. There are a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By geissene
Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Hi all!

It took three growing years and perfect timing, but it is possible to get a VC to flower and fruit in Zone 6. I have over 8 hands and lots of tiny bananas. In another week, I will have to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-25-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 171,439
Posted By Akula
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

First Namwa harvest of the season for me. Small five hand Namwa bunch that weighs 22lbs. I inserted a medium size store bought I had in the kitchen into the pic as a size reference. No yellow fingers...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 171,439
Posted By Anekin007
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Little less than 2 months after bloom. Harvested 10 days ago. I had to do a early havest since the stalk was leaning on our fence. 27lbs and 8 hands. Cut the last two hands out cus it kept tipping...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By 75north
Gros Michel fruiting in Central Florida

Hey all, I'm excited to say that my Gros Michel has sent up a flag leaf, earlier than I was anticipating!:woohoonaner:

All the sudden I've got delusions of grandeur after previously resigning...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,158
Re: Pisang Ceylon

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-24-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 171,439
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

53 pounds of Tall Namwa... thatís a record for me! It has 10 hands but they must have really filled out. One winter bunch I harvested had 11 hands but weighed 32 pounds. The summer heat and the rain...
Forum: Other Plants 03-28-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 263,259
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Clivia hybrids grown from small seedlings:

The company that I bought them from told me that the one on the left would be red and the one on...
Forum: Other Plants 03-13-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 263,259
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

this morning while watering my plants i noticed two of my pineapples are...
Forum: Other Plants 03-08-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 263,259
Posted By luisport
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Bealara orchid

Some wild...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 03-08-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 65,021
Posted By Snarkie
Re: Post a Pic of Yourself!

Let's revive this! Some of us do post our pic in our member image, but many do not. Let's see what we all look like! C'mon... don't be shy!

This was me a few years back. It was a promo shot for the...
Forum: Other Plants 02-26-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 263,259
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

This was revealed under 10 inches of snow on the north side of a structure.
Ground is frozen..

Snowdrops....first up...
I also have Hellebores and a few other early showoffs.
Woodland plants will...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 02-05-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 53,856
Posted By Snarkie
Re: In Memoriam: Tog Tan

So many times, we see people who have so much to contribute, leave too early. Things are left unfinished, and we can only guess how they would want to be remembered.

I am making my own headstone to...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 12-14-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 96
Sticky: Tissue Culture
Views: 52,896
Posted By arjunasam
Re: Tissue Culture

Hi All ,I
do lot of Tissue culture propagation in our lab Sri Lanka . Hope I can help nay body need help
It is my pleasure
Forum: Other Plants 02-23-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 263,259
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

this plant has been in the family for generations...
flowers look fake... i thought it was plastic the first time i saw it
it is a type of...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-13-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Tytaylor77
Re: Super Dwarf Cavendish without "blood markings" or Mislabled?

They do show/not show wine marks based on sunlight and other growth conditions. Looking at my pups in the greenhouse not a 1 had a wine mark. But if I TC them or macropropagate them they show wine...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-13-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 876
Posted By Johnsk9
Amazing Agriculture Technology - Giant Banana farming techniques

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Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 02-12-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By all43
spot the banana
Pics a week old.
Now this does not happen often to me but!!! there is may need to zoom in a...
Forum: Other Plants 01-15-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By cincinnana
Re: Ginger root

Ginger is a wonderful plant for a container and for filling in that bare spot in the garden.
I have a few in 3-5 gallon pots.

I am in zone 5/6 so I must bring the pots in the garage or basement for...
Forum: Other Plants 09-17-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 103,492
Posted By pmurphy
Re: What did you harvest today (other plants)?

I harvested my Akebia quinata aka chocolate vine and made a nice jam out of the fruit.
I couldn't find a recipe so I made one up.....very...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By cincinnana
Re: Pleaseee help me!!!

They do that under heat stress..which is normal with the heat we are having .

Mine look like that often.
Once you water the plant and the sun goes down it will perk up.

Check the plant out...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-28-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By bushwack
Late August bloom and help I D

Hello all ,,left the lake house at 8-14 2019, two weeks later when returning I found these,,

Im in zone 7a / 7b, western Kentucky by Kentucky lake,,

questions are,, I know its probably way too...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Is the fruit salvageable?

Not much you can or need to do except just keep them inside for awhile and eventually they will ripen. If you really want to try and speed them up, you can place them along with some apples or other...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-27-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By bananahamock
Re: Raja Puri Flowering 8B (
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