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Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By edwmax
Re: Edible Banana with SEEDS found in Assam India

Try banana wine or beer. This would be a good use for this type of banana.
Forum: Banana Identification Yesterday, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 149
Posted By Gabe15
Re: Edible Banana with SEEDS found in Assam India

Looks to be Musa balbisiana, a common wild species found nearly everywhere bananas grow, even in areas where there are no native wild bananas as it is commonly used for many non-fruit uses. As...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Hey
Views: 71
Posted By Bigolnanas
Hey

Howdy Folks,

I just realized I've not yet introduced myself or posted...

I caught the banana bug a few years ago, made a profile here and started reading. I decided to finally source some plants...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: Fruiting height

I am pretty sure this is the pre flag leaf!
Its somewhere around 9 or 10 feet tall.

http:// Banana Gallery - Pre flag leaf Iholena?...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Nathan1023
My Indoor Grow

Alright, I've been trying for almost a week to upload the photos that correspond with this, and keep having problems with that. Right now, I've successfully posted all but one of the intended photos...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-17-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By crazy banana
Re: Hello from Temecula California

I have been to Temecula many times but I am not too familiar with its microclimates. If I remember it right, out bananas.org member eddiemunozep has successfully fruited Orinoco and Namwah bananas...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 09-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By crazy banana
Fruit Fuel 16-8-24 2018 UPDATE

Not that I am planning on switching over to the fertilizer business, but I love the product developed by our now retired bananas.org member Richard so much that I have put in a new production order...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-15-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By SusanB
Re: Hello from Temecula California

Hi Richard,

Our move from Escondido to Temecula was so much work. The banana in question was left behind. But, I did just pick up an ornamental Ensete Abyssinian Red Maurelii. You seem to know your...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By bananaT
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

Gold Finger is the new Ice Cream.
That's to say; EVERYBODY wants'em, NOBODY seems to have the real one!

I have had the apparent, pleasure of eating a Perfectly ripe Gold Finger.... Very much the...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By zfallon84
Re: Sun Burn, or Over-fertilized?

Alaska Fish Fertilizer is 5-1-1 per tablespoon. Alaska Morbloom is 0-10-10 per table spoon. That is for a 1 gal mix. It was mixed in with the water, and the total came just above the gallon mark on...
Forum: Other Recipes 09-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,447
Posted By DylanParker
Re: basic cobbler

Thanks for the great recipe. In turn, I want to share a delicious and simple souffle cake recipe. :03:
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup (250 ml) of sugar
1 teaspoon of soda
0.5 cups of vegetable oil (you...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Deflowering bananas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_Gw8oVVrTA

Before
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29559360057_cdda94e3d7_z.jpg

After
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1869/29559358137_a7bc1ae200_z.jpg

Deflowerin...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By Akula
Re: So-called "Goldfinger"

If its a namwa then its low on nitrogen and potassium. I've seen this happen to a namwa I planted at my Mother's house. No fertilizer. Kinda bushy with lots of yellowish/light green well formed...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: White cotton under leaf, leaves

I had problems with Spiraling Whitefly for one growing season, and then all the natural enemies found a good food source.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: White cotton under leaf, leaves

Just rub off the white dots with your finger. They are eggs.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By George Webster
Re: Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

Please. what are horn splinters???

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-08-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: White cotton under leaf, leaves

Giant Mexican Whitefly, most likely. Won't really hurt the plants. They are hosted on plants, such as hibiscus, and spill over to bananas, citrus, etc. They can be hosed off or wiped off if there...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-07-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By crazy banana
Re: Maybe Blue Java?

Well possible that you have a Blue Java there. Nice bunch, congratulations.
If it turns out not to be one, come on over and get one next year.
Forum: Banana Identification 09-07-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By DurbanDude
Re: Maybe Blue Java?

pstem is 8-9' and the total height appears to be 13-14'
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-07-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,396
Posted By gmichael403
Re: Containers: width vs height?

Same species as above..as Was told a Mysore..had main plant and couple pups from past 3 years. This box was just thrown together with cheap fence posts if I...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-07-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
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: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-07-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By sunfish
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-05-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By sddarkman619
First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

So I'm giving this a shot as well. There are some plants that I've been wanting to propagate and sell for a while so that people get what they are buying and not some misnamed plants, namely Blue...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,278
Posted By mari@adams.net
Re: Donetta

The cigar leaf did pull out of the previous leaf the next day.....all of my plants are putting out a new leaf now before the previous one is very big. More so now than earlier in the season. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By imclumbi
Re: Manzano Flower

Thanks Richard,
We faired well. After a very stressful day of some pretty strong gusts. No plants down.
John
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