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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By sputinc7
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

All I know is a cupful of potassium sulfate sounds like too much. I used less than that on an established mat of Brazilians and other plants not so big and they just stopped growing for over a month....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

I don't know how much is too much because I never tried to do it. In general, I fertilize outdoor plants with a solution of soluble fertilizer 1 to 2 tbs./gal. or 1 to 2 pounds in a 32 gallon...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

Kansas and Ohios short grow seasons are very similar for zones 5-6.
If our zones were 8,9,10,we would have no issues

Our frost to frost dates are about 170+- which is too short for a plant like a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By pitangadiego
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

You can over-fertilize.

The only problem I have seen when over-fertilizing is that some varieties with a particular leaf-emergence style grow so fast that the leaves get tangled inside one another...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By edwmax
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

Some members of the forum may say "pour-it-on". The fact is high applications of commercial (chemical) fertilizers can and will harm the banana plant. Mostly, nitrogen burning burning the roots. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By edwmax
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

Give about 9 oz (1 cup) of balanced fertilizer (10-10-10) every month and every 2nd month give 1 cup of potassium sulfate.

Look at the forum WiKi above for info on Fertilizer. Info:Fertilizer -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By sputinc7
Re: How much fertilizer can a banana tree tolerate?

I can tell you that it IS possible to overfertilize bananas.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-28-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Hi Terri,
the yellowing of the leaves is unusual, unless something in the environment
has changed, like transplanting or relocating the pot, the plant is in. Low
temperature should not cause this,...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

I usually wait until the first frost has bitten into the leaves, which are to be cut off
anyway.

The PS is quite frost resistant, because of its greater mass and the short early
morning duration...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Hi Al,
I have not tried that yet. And I cannot think of a reason to. A small pup in a small
pot fits into just about any small apartment.

I usually leave the pups which are too small to separate...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-25-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Olaf, can you bare root a pup? If so any tricks?:2722:
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-24-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Reading your post again, I wonder how you propose to contain the saw dust with
wire mesh? May I suggest, that you use leaves instead? there are plenty of those
lying around everywhere. In spring...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-24-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Sawdust clearly has some insulating properties, I just do not know how much. But to
fill it right against the p-stem would promote rot. If you want to use that method,
at least place a piece of...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,450
Posted By obdiah
Re: Basjoo pstem did not survive 1F with wrap

they had an early start so I have hopes they will bloom posted some pics on
my gallery
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-04-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: I moved my banana plant outside, and now the leaves are yellowing!

Here is a photo of what to expect in early spring.....
As summer progresses your plants will thrive.....
And your plants will show yellow leaves as your plants...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By servatusprime
Re: What do you do with so much fruit?

You can make banana bread in bulk and freeze it. The recipe we use calls for a lot of bananas. It keeps great in our chest freezer. We make so much some times that we skip the loaf and just make it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By crazy banana
Re: What do you do with so much fruit?

Check out the banana recipe threads here on bananas.org.
It has not only recipes for the "sweet tooth" but also for the savory food lover.
BTW: I have some Asian friends who love to cook tasty soups...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By kubali
Re: What do you do with so much fruit?

Let your mind run free, there is banana pudding, banana bread etc. and your neighbors always love them...you really just never can have to much bananas...............kub
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,589
Posted By JCA433
Re: Finally some banana pics from SC, please help identify

They do not have to fruit this year. If the stem does not freeze over the winter, you will get a bunch next year. You could bag the bunch with frost cloth to increase the temperature and increase...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-17-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By dmas
Re: Overwintering

Terri,
I remove them from the pots and plant them out in the Garden in regular composted soil in May. This is the first year I've tried the pea gravel over the winter. They are still looking pretty...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-31-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,400
Posted By dmas
Re: Overwintering

For what it is worth...I'm up here in upstate NY. Very, very little sun from Nov-March and long lasting winters. I have SDC and Sikkimensis that I pot up every year in October, and then stick back...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-22-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,902
Posted By brizmo
Dwarf Musa Banana Plant Flowering Question

I am growing Dwarf Musa Cavendish Banana Plants in containers and am wondering if these plants will flower and produce bananas yearly or only one time? I have read differing answers. I have one...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-02-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 161,443
Posted By bigdog
Time to store the bananas, dormant for the Winter

It's the time of year that I dread...time to dig up the bananas. For those of us in colder zones with no greenhouse, we have to do it in order to ever get fruit. Everybody has their own methods of...
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