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Forum: Member Introductions 11-04-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Snarkie
Re: New guy...growing bananas in SC low country

Welcome aboard the Banana Express. :nanerwaveytrain:

Nice area down there. I did a stock photo and vid shoot for Palmetto Bluff back in 2008; not too far away. 18F outside, and it was supposed to be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-15-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By edwmax
Re: Hurricane Michael

The broken nana plants, I have already cut cut off the upper part of the break. And. I'll set the other plants back up and cut those off too.


Over all, the plants are in good shape. None of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By gmichael403
Party Dwarf Brazilian flower-Zone 7a...now what?

Hello, i saw preflag leaf almost 2 weeks ago, this is my first flower. This plant was also one of the very first pups I removed..so it has come along way. I realize this is a very hardy plant, but...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-28-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By hdynad
Look what popped up in the garden tonight!

Kind of late in the year so we will see how she does, Dwarf Orinoco starting to bloom! YAY!!!! pstem is about 7 ft . Saw the pre flag pop up about a week ago at 1/2 the size of the other leaves...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-24-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

That would be excellent but if I was picking three months for the bananas to ripen I would not pick Oct - Dec! Haha. We will see.

December temps range from about mid 40's to mid 70's but our first...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-24-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By Akula
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

My medium size namwa bunch produced its 13th hand which contained male flowers and one normal banana. All previous hands contained female flowers. I will let it run until the end of the month and...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-23-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

ok so here's what's left of my "goldfinger" harvest from last week. I got these plants form Tony AKA Sunfish. He told me when he gave them to me these were supposed to be the "Real" FHIA-1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-20-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Leaves that are touching the fruits tend to cause scarring on the skin.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-19-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Deflowering bananas.

Deflowering a dwarf superplantain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iotkhgphzI
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By mackmccaleb
Re: 2018 Banana Patch: Pensacola, Florida

It's been plenty hot lately. Heat advisory a few days in a row now. Your banana's proximity to the pool is probably creating a nice microclimate. I'm rooting for you man, if you can get a ripe...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
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: 59
Views: 2,305
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 09-15-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
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 09-12-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Deflowering bananas.

As Hector said, The bunch fills out a little quicker and the fruits are a little bigger. If it was just for me, I might not do it. But...fruit buyers want big fruit. For dwarf superplantain, I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By sputinc7
For those in her path...

Florence will be a major disaster... Here's hoping you all fare well...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
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: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-09-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Richard
Re: TRADE: my gros michel for your blue java

The proof is in the fruit. Namwa isn't the only banana sold as Ice Cream.
Forum: Banana Identification 09-07-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By DurbanDude
Maybe Blue Java?

I bought this banana plant 10 years ago at Clausson Nursery. It sits in a neglected corner of the yard. Any help identifying it would be a great help so I don't spend money on a banana I already...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-07-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 128,723
Posted By louis14
Re: What did you harvest today (bananas)

Today, we harvested

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=63592&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=63592&ppuser=26930)
Some 30 bunches of...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

I honestly don't know the answer to that question. I'm going to use a white/soft wood this go around as the others were in a dark/hardwood last time.

Once I get some more corms going I'll be trying...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

I just potted these 3 pups earlier this week. Patupi, Veinte cohol, and Dwarf Chamaluco pups. I know it is late in the season and this is probably the last week of warm weather in PA. I hope to...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
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: 59
Views: 2,305
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: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Those aren't Namwah, they are Blue Javas.
The base plant was received from a reputable member here who have the real Blue Javas, which is what these are.
Not Namwah.

Take another...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By sddarkman619
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Thanks Richard. Going to do many experiments. This may be one of them the crowding technique.
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