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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-11-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

I hadn't thought about it, but most mammals will not eat things that have been sprayed with cayenne pepper.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 01-07-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: funguscide dip for REPLANTING SUCKERS

If you have banana borers you need something to control insects. The hot water method will kill the weevils and the diseases There are some biologicals that you might be able to dip the corms in as...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-07-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Will banana bags keep out vermin?

They will keep vermin out to an extent. I use frost cloth, which comes in a variety of weights. I use a very thin weight fabric to maximize light penetration. Obviously if something really wants...
Forum: Banana Identification 01-07-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: ID for this plantain

Occasionally, a regular plantain will revert to a french type plantain. I had one on the farm for years, I think I must have lost it in Matthew or Irma, because I haven't seen it in a while.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,638
Views: 184,826
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Good old 'Williams' - easy to see why it is so widely planted

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48588076381_470b78d5b6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h2yAjR)20 August 2019 (https://flic.kr/p/2h2yAjR)...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

Our grocery stores will be full of Goldfinger in 25 years and people will be talking about how good the Cavendish banana was.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-13-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: what if any are signs of inflorescence moving up pseudo stem

It's a great place to grow bananas. I'm on E. Main, about 1/4 mile north of Larrimore, but the main farm is just south of Sand Cut.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-12-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: what if any are signs of inflorescence moving up pseudo stem

Some cultivars have strong apical dominance and will not put out suckers until it has made a flower. But, that is really only useful the first time around.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-12-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,945
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Some plantains

Dwarf Super Plantain, a record for me for plantains...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-12-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: banana fingers splitting

I've noticed with plantains it is more of a problem with heavy rain saturating the soil in hot conditions. But as was pointed out elsewhere, the cure is to harvest earlier.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-31-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, FL

My wife lived on 248th just west of US 1 when I met her. I still go down there quite a bit for work.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-26-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Tigua and SH-3640

3640
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/47436985121_d4d197b824_c.jpg

Tigua
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7862/47436985001_6593c05b5f_c.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-26-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, FL

I went to the Fruit and Spice Park after finishing a job in Homestead. Unfortunately the bananas didn't have cultivar labels. And unbelievably, no plantains were...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,945
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Some plantains

Dwarf Puerto Rican
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/33599286428_59c03b3b71_c.jpg

Same Bunch different angle, different day
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7868/47422900292_ff32696ed9_c.jpg

It...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-16-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Can one preserve the rhizome/corm for later?

I think you could. Some fungicide and dry cool conditions. I mean the Polynesian people brought corms from the Marquesas to Hawaii on canoes.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-08-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Tigua and SH-3640

This is my second shot with SH-3640. There was some debate over whether the first one was actually SH-3640, but it matched up well with the descriptors and pictures. It was the prettiest banana I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Hawaii was not as Musa diverse as I thought it would be

We were actually in Pahoa and were going down the road to see the lava trees and turned around because it said the roads were closed. I guess I need to go back :)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Hawaii was not as Musa diverse as I thought it would be

Where on the island are you at? We went on an adventure trying to figure out where Ohana banana farms is. I met Mr. Young Tarring about 8 years ago and wanted to see his farm.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Tigua and SH-3640

Not much change for the first month in the ground.

SH-3640
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/47237078262_756fe3826a_c.jpg

Tigua
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/33413692088_4495cddab1_c.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Hawaii was not as Musa diverse as I thought it would be

I was on the Big Island for 10 days and drove all around the island. I stayed in Waikaloa and on the west side drove from Hawi in the north to Southpoint in the south, I went to Hilo and Puna and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Yield in dwarf varieties vs tall ones

Yield, per plant, is equal for dwarf Nam Wah and regular Nam Wah. You can plant a lot more dwarf plants per acre, so in a commercial setting dwarf plants are preferred. However, I have noticed that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-05-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Guttation

I've never noticed it on my bananas, but we tend to hit dewpoint every night, so there is almost always dew on the plants in the morning. The only plant I've grown where I have seen guttation is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-02-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Banana de-leafing video

For absolutely healthy leaves, I don't know. I may cut a healthy leaf if the leaf is going to rub against the bunch. Perhaps, it is to permit better air flow in the plantation.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-07-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Planted corm

You can check on them. Once it warms up though, the plants really get to growing quickly.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-06-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Tigua and SH-3640

Well, I have planted a Tigua and an SH 3640 at the house along the ditchbank. My plan is to update this once a...
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