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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By katykat
What to do with frozen bananas?

So we went through the big freeze this January and all my naner plants froze. I left everything in place and am beginning to see pups. What to do with my giant brown corpses? I peeled a few brown...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By katykat
Re: Weather forecast and banana ripening/ID question

Thanks so much! I'll bet you nailed it--my plant is 14 ft. Now looking through the plantain recipes on this site--and looking forward to trying some.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-01-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By katykat
Weather forecast and banana ripening/ID question

Hi Banana Experts,
I have two questions for you.

The first is whether anyone can ID my banana--it was sold as a Cavendish but the fruit doesn't look like that to me--please see the attached...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By katykat
Re: First banana bloom but have lost track of what cultivar it is.

Did you figure it out? Asking because it looks very similar to one I have in bloom/fruiting right now, and I'm straight west of you (Katy area).
Forum: Banana Identification 10-06-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By katykat
Re: Ornamental nana - ID please

The instructions for posting in the members gallery (you have one) are on the Photo Gallery tab. I can't post pics there unless they are (by my iPhone's definition) small or medium sized--actual size...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-06-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By katykat
Re: Not a Cavendish . . . so what is it?

I'm in Katy, just west of Houston. Bought this at a big box store so I wasn't expecting anything exotic. It was marked "Cavendish," and since they're not rare, that seemed logical. Silly me,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-06-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By katykat
Black sigatoka or something else?

My sweet African Red bloomed and put out fruit last month, and then Hurricane Harvey came for a visit. We made it though with nothing worse than some (very) tattered leaves, but now the plant--and...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-06-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By katykat
Not a Cavendish . . . so what is it?

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-06-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By katykat
Re: Can I get some advice about this Cavendish, which has just flowered?

Wow-it was marked Cavendish at the big box store, and since they're so common it didn't occur to me that it might not be. Any idea what it is?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-05-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By katykat
Can I get some advice about this Cavendish, which has just flowered?

I live in Katy, just west of Houston (zone 8b, I believe). Last winter, we had three nights in a row below 25F, and most of my (newly planted) garden froze.
So . . . I was not expecting this...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By katykat
Look at my African Red and Tell Me What You Think

After surviving Harvey, this African Red is showing a new hand every day. I have never grown fruit, so I have no idea whether this looks normal or not--particularly the black stripe I see on the side...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,608
Views: 177,147
Posted By katykat
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Here is my little African Red (photo taken yesterday). I took a quick look this morning between rain squalls (we're just west of Houston and Harvey won't leave), and the flower and hands (a second...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-26-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By katykat
Re: More Cigar Leaf Issues (pics)

It gets plenty of water--I just photographed it on a very hot day. All my naner leaves droop like that when it's really hot in the middle of the day, but they perk back up in the evening. Fertilizer...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By katykat
What to do about the hurricane?

So . . . those of you in hurricane-prone areas, do you have any advice to share? I'm just west of Houston so we'll get (according to current predictions) tropical storm but not actual hurricane-force...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-22-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By katykat
More Cigar Leaf Issues (pics)

About six weeks ago, I posted a question about the cigar leaf on my 10-ft-tall Cavendish, which had drooped badly after I fertilized. Since then, EVERY cigar leaf has come out somewhat bent over,...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By katykat
Can anyone identify this banana plant? (Pics)

I purchased and planted this in April, and it grew slowly until just recently (the fertilizer last month may have helped). Today I was shocked to find that, as small as it is (4 ft), it's putting on...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-18-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By katykat
Re: What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

Al, thanks for the comment. I hope you'll update when you know how your perlite/potting soil intervention works out. I think I'll pull one of my Encetes up and check the roots . . . pretty wet soil...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-17-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By katykat
Re: What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

The mulch is dyed--the first time it rained, I had black water everywhere. Unfortunately, I can't remove the black mulch--there is WAY too much of it--I basically have a back garden rather than a...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-16-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By katykat
Re: What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

Oh, no--I have that mulch EVERYWHERE. Most plants are doing fine, but that spot gets some killer sun in the middle of the day. I suppose it would explain why the Australian tree ferns are frying...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By katykat
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By katykat
What is wrong with my Encete maurelli?

I am so grateful for the advice I've been getting from the experts on this forum! One last question and I'll quit being a pest . . . at least for a while :-)
I have two Ensete Maurelli plants that I...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By katykat
Re: Pup Transplanting Question

Thanks, Lancelot--I seem to have the opposite situation. I followed the instructions on the main banana forum page and the first pup I separated had plenty of corm under it but almost no roots. I'm...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By katykat
Re: Drooping cigar leaf

Do you mulch right up to the base of the stem, or leave several inches of space?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By katykat
Pup Transplanting Question

What is the maximum height for a pup you would cut free from a corm/mat to transplant? I have an ice cream (more likely a Namwah) that has two fairly tall trunks (about 13 ft. and 11 ft.,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-15-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By katykat
Re: Drooping cigar leaf

We mulched with black shredded cedar. The nanas are planted in about four inches of "rose soil" from a local garden center over brown clay. The clay stays pretty wet due to frequent watering (by us...
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