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Forum: Species Bananas 08-31-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,108
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

Hi Frank, I agree… I’m also thinking that the plant I have it may not be zaifui… twice I’ve had my zaifui at just above flowering size and yet no flower.

I don’t think my plant is in the itinerans...
Forum: Species Bananas 08-06-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By tony palmer
Re: My Ensete Glaucum

That’s some impressive growth for less than a year… here in the UK I have over wintered Ensete glaucum down to 0c in the loft, last winter I tried over wintering it in garage… went down to -1.5C and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa Velutina seed mystery

Hi,
And congratulations on your success with germinating Velutina… can you tell me how long it takes the fruit to develop!

Thanks,
Tony
Forum: Banana Identification 08-17-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

Hi James, the p-stem on Musa “orange” is 30 inch and it took 2 years to flower, I have two more that are a little taller and they haven’t flowered yet… perhaps next year!
If you would like a pup from...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-17-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

Musa “Orange”
I’m not sure about the true identity of this nana it could be a hybrid aurantiaca/mannii or an unidentified species.
The flowers are hermaphrodite are there any more thoughts on this...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 08-16-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,581
Posted By tony palmer
Musa velutina has flowered

Nothing too unusual in that, plenty of people have flowered velutina… but look at the size of the plant, the p-stem is...
Forum: European Section 04-10-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 36,454
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Bananas in our gardens

Ante, I wish I could over winter my nanas in the garden like that… it would be so cool!!
We in the UK have just had the coldest spring (March/April) in 50 years with cold winds coming from the...
Forum: European Section 07-17-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 36,454
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Bananas in our gardens

Hi Guys, I only have a small city garden so I don’t have many varieties of bananas in there… most of my collection I have on my allotment in a polytunnel.
Here are some pics of my...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Is this the dreaded Sigatoka ?

It Looks like it could be cold damage to me… is the damage only on the older leaves?
Sometimes cold damage doesn’t become apparent until the temperatures rise and the plant starts growing again.
Forum: Species Bananas 06-26-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,242
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Gigantea

Well, I’ve planted it out guys… my average winter low is around -6c to -8c so it will be interesting to see if it survives the winter!
I have planted the P-stem a little deeper to give the corm some...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-12-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,242
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Gigantea

Thanks for your replies guys.. have any of you found any info on were the Gigantea seed was collected or a description of the plant in the wild, I’ve had a look on the net but not had any luck!
It...
Forum: Species Bananas 06-11-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,242
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa Sikkimensis Gigantea

Hi James,
I have a couple of questions… where any of your gigantea normal green or are they all that dark variegated form, also has your gigantea produced any pups yet? The one I have seems reluctant...
Forum: Species Bananas 05-19-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,108
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

Despite the miserable weather we have had in April and May in the UK, the zaifui that survived -6.2c is looking good.
One night in April temps went down to -2c in the poly and all nanas with leaves...
Forum: Species Bananas 03-17-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,108
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

I’ve been testing the cold tolerance of this little known Nana and here are the results, I left one overwintering in the loft and it survived with the p-stem in tacked and it is now growing again,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By tony palmer
Smile Re: Trip to India 2011; Sikkim & Orissa

India is a beautiful country for sure… and you have captured that exquisitely in your pictures!!

Now down to the nitty gritty :ha: what seeds have you brought back? and did you see M. sikkimensis at...
Forum: Species Bananas 02-09-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Exploration

Hi griphuz,
Hopefully your trip to Sikkim was a pleasant one!! do you have any pictures of bananas from your travels.


Thanks
Tony
Forum: Banana Identification 02-08-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By tony palmer
Re: This is not M. rubinea... ¡¡¡

Hola Barna,
Musa ochracea, does not have wax on the stem.. unlike your plant!
That said I’m not sure about what variety you have?

Tony
Forum: Banana Identification 02-08-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

Markku, this is my M.rubinea from TianZi, that also has corrugated shoulders/winged margins.

http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/11palmer/012.jpg

Tony
Forum: Species Bananas 02-06-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,108
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

I’m experimenting with zaifui’s cold tolerance at the mo..

I have one of my zaifui in the loft/roof, the leaves have browned off but the stem remains firm, the lowest temp in the loft so far has...
Forum: Banana Identification 02-03-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

I would say that your plant is M. aurantiaca!!
It’s also most likely that my Musa “Orange” is M. aurantiaca too.
M.rubinea var. orange, is not a valid name because it’s not an officially described...
Forum: Banana Identification 01-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

Hi Clinton
By the way Excellent drawings and descriptions!!
I have never had M.aurantiaca so best left to Frank and Markku for a positive I.D. here is a description of aurantiaca that I found on...
Forum: Banana Identification 01-18-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,869
Posted By tony palmer
Re: musa aurantiaca ???

Hi Frank, last summer I bought a Musa “Orange” from Amulree in the UK, this is what they say about it…

MUSA 'ORANGE' This is a previously unknown banana growing in a friends garden high in the...
Forum: Species Bananas 12-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,108
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Musa zaifui sp. nov.

Hi Clinton,
I bought the zaifui as plants from Belgium and I don’t think there is a seed supplier for zaifui!
If I ever get seeds on them I will send you some.

Tony
Forum: Species Bananas 12-06-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,948
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Could these be Musa Basjoo seeds?

Hi James,
Any chance of an update on your seedlings!
I bought some of those seeds from the German eBay seller and I don’t think its Basjoo seed, the seed is too small for basjoo.
It will be...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-02-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,419
Posted By tony palmer
Re: Shortest Edible Cultivars

Supplementary light is good to have because it will enable the dwarf cav. To attain flowering height quicker as long as the temps are kept between 67 - 80f.

Supplementary light isn’t essential...
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