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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-23-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By nph
Joy Dwarf Namwah is fantastic and most cold hardy desert banana

During the winter storm in Dallas my little greenhouse of plastic with a electric fan in it dropped to 17F most of the night for two nights due to power outage and record cold in Dallas. To my...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-29-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By nph
Re: Will they survive with fruit?

If they have a half grown up will that help?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-28-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By nph
Will they survive with fruit?

I have two bananas I managed to keep alive during winter. Now after setting one leaf each I now see a flag leaf on both. Can they survive and produce the fruit with just one leaf plus the flag leaf?...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-14-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,426
Posted By nph
Re: Sweetheart - Months to Flower and Harvest

In a Dallas TX it took 5 months from flower to fruit ripe
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By nph
Re: how many hours can banana take of 32 degree?

Well, now they say 28 on Monday night, 26 on Tuesday and 28 again on Wednesday....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-08-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By nph
how many hours can banana take of 32 degree?

We are having a really early frost in Dallas, TX. Forecasted to hit 33/32 for an our or two Saturday morning. Then down to 30 later in the week,
For this one with an hour or two can I just wrap them...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-08-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By nph
FHIA18 or SH360?

I had them next to each other during winter storage and one of them died and the labels fell off. Now it is flowering and I think it is FHIA18 because it was always a faster grower and seemed more...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,901
Posted By nph
Re: What is your favotrite banana?

I saw you live in Washington south of Seattle. How do you keep your bananas alive and fruiting given where you live?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By nph
Weird spots on flesh of my first harvested sweetheart banana

I proudly harvested my first FHIA3 Sweetheart banana and the flesh had these red spots not just on the surface of the flesh. Any idea what it is?
When do you recommend harvesting the fruit? This one...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By nph
Simple question about posting pictures from iPhone

I need to understand why any picture I take with the iPhone always comes out horizontal here after I upload them to my gallery. Regardless if they are vertical initially or I try to rotate them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By nph
Is this a disease or damage from chlorinated water?

These two bananas are standing next to the overflow from the pool and lately we had a lot of rain so it overflowed. So these two bananas are the closest and only ones I can see with the spots. You...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By nph
Re: Very early Winter storage question

My best advice is do not have any banana lying down. For me those alway rot while the ones in vertical positions mostly do fine provided they are large enough. Soil or not really doesn't matter in my...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-09-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By nph
Re: Looking for Tigua

I just split a Tigua plant. The mother started flowering with no leaves yet so didn't work and instead it shot some pups.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By nph
Re: Any banana (edible preferably) who likes shade

OK, great I have FHIA 18 but no pups so once I get some I will try it for sure!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By nph
Re: Any banana (edible preferably) who likes shade

I tried Brazilian (Dwarf variant) and my experience is it that I does poorly in shade...
What is the common name for FHIA 8? I have only tried FHIA 3 and 18 not 8.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 04-27-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By nph
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 03-17-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By nph
Re: New Member LF Ice Cream and Dwarf Orinoco in Texas (USA)

Hey, where in DFW do you live? I live in North Dallas area and have these varieties and you have two options,

1) Like mentioned here earlier in the thread, dig them up and bring the "telephone...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By nph
Re: My Icdcreans (tall Namwah) suffused 9F outside

I know, I am rally happy! Next winter I will avoid digging up my "telephone poles" and drag them into the garage etc and just take a few "just in case"! I am a firm believer in not taking a chance...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By nph
Re: My Icdcreans (tall Namwah) suffused 9F outside

Regular, non LEDs, cheap kind that we have had for many read. Literally $2 at Hine Depot or Lowes.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By nph
Joy My Icecreams (tall Namwah) survived 9F outside

I wrapped them in one layer of frost cloth then a simple $2 Christmas lights and another layer of frost cloth. With that the 3 bananas I left outside survived 9F and all 3 are sprouting growth! Next...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,076
Posted By nph
Bananas grow smaller each year...

I have had bananas now for several years and it started out with 5-6 of them producing bananas, once I have wintered them in my garage.
But lately they grow shorter and shorter and despite a good...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-24-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By nph
How to winterize this palm

Sorry if this is the wrong forum but I need to plan already now for winter.
I have a foxtail palm and it is quite tall now. I have grown over a foot since last year so I am afraid to cut the top like...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-24-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,494
Posted By nph
Re: Cool winter storage of banana plants?

Dig them up, with a small rootball. Chop off the leaves and set them standing up where you will keep them at 50 over winter and they will go dormant over winter. Note that keep them standing up since...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-11-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By nph
Re: Hello From Plano, Texas, growing zone 8 a

Ty, how do you keep your VC alive over winter? I have mine in pots in the garage and they always rot and die. I can keep any other banana alive over winter, either as a standing P-stem against the...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-05-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By nph
Re: Hello from Sweden

I suggest you try to get your hands on Dwarf Nam Wah. in my experience the best variety for edible bananas.
Second would be Orinoco. However I always end up getting pest on it. Dwarf Namwah in my...
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