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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-13-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By geissene
Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

Fact check: The forum member was sandylbuck from PA.

Another Sandy!
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 06-13-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,841
Posted By geissene
Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

Congrats, the others may sprout too on a later schedule.

Dont do like me and plant other things in the same pot!
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-11-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By geissene
Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

I think any type is worth trying and plants are relatively cheap compared to other hobbies. I recall that Sandy (on this forum) fruited a Saba plant in SE Pennsylvania a few years ago.

I'd...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By geissene
Re: giesne

I was spamming?? Not that I saw.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-09-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By geissene
Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

The Veinte cohol grows easier and bigger for me. The patupi produced more edible fruit. I kept both in 15 gallon pots. Timing is key - you need a flower to emerge about 2 months before the cool...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-08-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By geissene
Re: Viente Cohol vs Patupi/Kokopo for Zone 6b or 5a Patio Plant for Fruiting

HI Petey

I grew both of these in Pennsylvania. I'd say you can expect fruit in 3 to 4 years for your growing conditions. Your plants will lose leaves twice a year when taken inside and then back...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-10-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By geissene
Re: Half 55 Ga Water Barrel

Thats a good point! I have had full size plants tip over in the pots after heavy rains and winds usually during the fall when they are full size. If I feel a banana may reach full size during the...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-07-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By geissene
Re: Half 55 Ga Water Barrel

Hi Valor,

I think that is adequate. I am doing the same with a 55 gal barrel which is equivalent to some pots that I've used for fruiting orinoco and patupi.

The only problem is there isn't...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks! It looks like I have one more week of "not so cold" overnight temps so my bunch is still hanging on outside. Last winter, I kept the plant indoors in a 15gal pot (it was 5' tall). I bent...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-30-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks all!

Mary I wish you luck on that goal in OH.

My key to success has been to figure out the timing of the plant. The growing season in my area (zone 6) is too short for a plant to develop...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks guys! The fruits are filling in even with the cool and short days....

Mike - Actually I flowered and fruited 4, The other is "velutina like" but the fruits aren't fuzzy. I also flowered a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By geissene
Re: Veinte Cohol Fruit in Pennsylvania

Thanks!

The pot is about 20-25 gallons and is 30" diameter at the top and much smaller at the bottom. I half-buried the pot in the ground to prevent the wind from blowing it over.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
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 09-21-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,027
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Congrats! Looks great
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,027
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Congrats. Hope it survives hurricane season this year! Then you'll be eating some tasty fruits!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-21-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,027
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Yes, they are tiny! That is a regular size fork, not a caviar fork!
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-21-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa velutina flower

My velutina took 2 months and it was about this time of year as well. (Daylight decline)
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-20-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,841
Posted By geissene
Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

I am finding velutina sprouting in compost piles all around my house. They are now my tallest weeds .....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-20-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,027
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Hi Akula,

Congrats on the Patupi recovery! Looks like you are in the running for some fruit in the future.

I am sorry, I didn't see your prior message. Yes, we did eat the fruits and they did...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 07-12-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,841
Posted By geissene
Re: Germinating Musa Velutina

I had a whole bunch of velutina seeds that didn't germinate over the winter even with the assistance of a seed heating mat. HOWEVER, the seeds decided to germinate when I threw them into my compost...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,027
Posted By geissene
Re: Patupi!!!

Oh gosh, sorry to hear about that Akula.... Hope you can get a decent pup to produce fruit in one season!

Since you asked in another post, here's what my patupi did. Flowered indoors in March...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Thanks Yug! My Dwarf Orinoco previously did the terminal leaf stacking as well. So I've seen it once before but I don't grow many plants either...

Akula: Yes that is the patupi in the background....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Hi Ty and SirD,

Thanks for the comments. The flower was beautiful and it produced 40+ finger size bananas. Unfortunately they didn't fill in before the cold weather hit. I was planning to bring...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-31-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

No worries! This plant doesn't look like a traditional velutina to me. The underside of my leaves are not red. There is just a slight pink coloration on my p-stems. My stems don't have the white...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-29-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

Looking very healthy for surviving the winter!

Based on my plants, the leaf/p-stem sizes look about right for a smaller banana plant like the velutina. You will know in a year or so depending on...
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