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Forum: Bananas.org Site News 10-12-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,356
Posted By planetrj
Re: rarepalmseeds.com do not often sell fresh seeds of musa species.

I'm also a past customer of Rare Palm Seeds. com, and I have to say with them it's hit and miss. I've had just as bad of luck with Trade Winds Fruit. They have also sent many many dead seeds to my...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-12-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,195
Posted By planetrj
Re: Questions about Dwf brazilian

Yes, this is true. Here in Hawaii, you can go to the Farmer's Markets and everyone sells "Apple", and you can also buy "Dwarf Apple" banana trees from nurseries here locally. They are not Manzano....
Forum: Banana Identification 10-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By planetrj
Re: Nieghbors mystery banana

Definitely not in the class of Dwf Brazilian, as the petioles are too light in color. It's even too light to be a 'Iholene class. As for Raja Puri, the leaf structure is close (Fat and square-ish),...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,938
Posted By planetrj
Re: Florida Hill Nursery?

WOW! I guess that there's so much variance between experiences, in BOTH cases! lol This is Uncanny!
I had purchased two times with Wellspring, and BOTH times the experience was horrific, and highly...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-07-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,878
Posted By planetrj
Re: Nieghbors mystery banana

To me, looks as it could be a Williams type. Good sturdy plant, and has nice oversized foliage. It can get up to 10' or so at the crown. I love this one for it's dense neutral flavor fruit for making...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,938
Posted By planetrj
Re: Florida Hill Nursery?

I wanted to post an update to all of the variables in Florida Hill Nursery.
I can say I've ordered from them for a very long time, and their orders are alwasy consistent, and seemed to have even...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By planetrj
Big Island (HI) Members - Check In Here

Requesting a check-in to all active Big Island, Hawaii Local Members:

Re-acquainting Big Island Hawaii Members new and veteran growers. A gathering place here in an active, updated thread where we...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 12-03-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,013
Posted By planetrj
Re: "hardy to zone"

If anyone understands PRECISELY what the "From/To" chart is about. Please let me know.

One theory is: Global Warming/Updated minimums.
Another is: Total Variance in that sub-zone.

Thanks!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By planetrj
Re: Someting wrong with my fruit tree

Over the last few decades there has been great research on citrus at UC Riverside, and in the last couple years I'd been able to piggy back on some of the student's research findings. There are many...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-17-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By planetrj
Re: Mini-super-hyper-dwarf ?

My goal in hybridizing new Super-Duper Micro Mini Dwarf Dwarfs would be that you will need a magnifying glass to actually see the plant, and that the fruit will be like ant eggs.


lol - kidding! :)
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 08-08-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,394
Posted By planetrj
Candy Cane Banana

Has anyone tried or have grown it?

Musa campestris var limbangensis

Musa campestris var. limbangensis (Dark)...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-05-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By planetrj
Re: California Gold Banana Flowering video

It's kind of a heartbreaking decision I'm sure. On one hand, if any of the roots are cut or disturbed from the mother plant, then it's possible the hands could fail during development because of lack...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-29-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,942
Posted By planetrj
Re: Coffee Grounds?

Coffee Grounds (fresh from the pot) suck up nitrogen from the soil and need to decompose to release the nitrogen, but once it's decomposed, it will add plenty of Nitrogen and other micronutrients. It...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,951
Posted By planetrj
Re: Last Call for Gros Michel (Chinese Golden Lotus)

Hi Terry,
If I purchased 2, what would the shipping be to CA?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-01-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,649
Posted By planetrj
Re: A'eae pseudostem splitting

Hey Rob,
without checking for certainty, there's no better way to check for Panama Disease (or Black Sigatoka) than cross-sectioning it to see the tell-tale dark ring in the pseudostem. Since you...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 06-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By planetrj
Re: Pure sulphur for bananas ?

Hey Phil. I've used Elemental Sulfur (granules) in the soil mix when planting to help prevent fungus. Also Elemental lasts much longer, and is closer to the form it is in nature (seen formed on the...
Forum: Other Plants 05-09-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,091
Posted By planetrj
Re: Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense)

I love this one Richard, and it looks like you got the thornless variety. I had the one with the thorns and they were QUITE obnoxious (like a cactus!), and made it hard to harvest the fruit, so I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By planetrj
Re: My Cal. Gold starts flowering.

This is great to know.... The Orinocos I had did seem a bit different, so maybe they really were CG. They definitely had the singular separated hands like that example. Thank goodness I rescued a few...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By planetrj
Re: My Cal. Gold starts flowering.

Looks great!

Sorry I know this is a little off-topic, but I'd like to know where I could get the "REAL" CA Gold. I've purchased it twice, only to discover that it ended up being Orinoco or...
Forum: Other Plants 02-27-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,530
Posted By planetrj
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

Great explanation Tony! In many ways, they are like Avocado trees. The self-sterile feature is a stumbling block, but I think what really helps is how they grow in groves in nature, so I've found out...
Forum: Other Plants 02-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,530
Posted By planetrj
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

PawPaw's are great!!!!! The fruit is delicious, and quite an experience. One you will never forget. I grow PawPaws here in Zone 10. People think I'm crazy, but really the only difference is when...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-27-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,353
Posted By planetrj
Re: This winter was PAINFUL

Even in Zone 10 here we had broken our frost records an unprecedented 9 times since December. We usually have one or two frosts ever 4 or 5 years, and this year in my city, we had 8 frosts in 1 year....
Forum: Other Plants 02-15-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,903
Posted By planetrj
Re: Baby Dragon

excellent shot!
Forum: Other Plants 01-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By planetrj
Re: Could not resist

If I didn't know any better, I would have said it's a cocos nucifera var. 'malay dwarf', because of the coloration and the triangular form of the crown. However, that would have been somewhat of a...
Forum: Other Plants 01-03-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 109,453
Posted By planetrj
Re: Passiflora

thanks for letting me know, darn iPhone! LOL
-there's no app for that! :)

Great! Thanks for the tip Tony. I'm going to check it out.
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