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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-26-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By mcfly
Re: HELP: Growth Slowing Problem

Yeah, it's about to flower. That is why the leaf is different.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-26-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By mcfly
Re: Mail Call!!!

Nice! You should put it in the ground now. It will grow bigger and you will be glad you did by next spring. Trust me.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By mcfly
Re: Florida Variegated - Grow Location

Great, thanks for your reply. Glad to see your experience. I always see plenty of these plants when they are small and not many when they are bigger and in ground. Hoping to get some good growth...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By mcfly
Florida Variegated - Grow Location

Hi Guys,

So I have two Florida variegated not AEAE. For me Iím trying to grow them fast. So Iím considering planting them both in the full sun.

Then, later on when I want them to grow pretty and...
Forum: Other Plants 09-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By mcfly
Party Cotton Candy Grapes - Grow from stem

Hey Guys.

You may have heard there are Cotton Candy Grapes by Grapery farms that taste pretty much like Cotton Candy. They are amazing. Available for only 1 month out of the year...
Forum: Other Plants 09-10-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By mcfly
Re: Figaholics

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. I was lucky enough to meet you and I was blown away by your figs. I couldn't fully appreciate it all because I had first tried a fig only a year ago...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-30-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,769
Posted By mcfly
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Great info PR-Giants. Thanks for the pics too. I just need to get this started. Perhaps sometime during this three day weekend I'll have some time.

I don't have much in the way of a controlled...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-30-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,769
Posted By mcfly
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Yes, this is one of the videos I saw. Great video. Great solution for that part of the world too. It really solved a problem.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-30-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,769
Posted By mcfly
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Hi PR-Giants,

Thanks for your reply as well. I read that on top of removing/killing the main growth point, for maximum output, to identify growth points on the sides of the pared corn and slicing an...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-27-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,769
Posted By mcfly
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Sddarkman619,

When you pared down the corm, did you cut an 'x' on each bud that you saw? I heard that helps to get more sprouts from that location.

mcfly
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 08-27-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,769
Posted By mcfly
Re: First Macropropagation experiments - Sddarkman619

Excellent writeup and pictures Sddarkman619.

What is your conclusion now after all your testing? Did you have better results using Coco noir than the sawdust?

I want to try this method as well. ...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 08-27-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By mcfly
Party Re: "Musa itinetrans Mekong Giant / xishuangbannaensis" -Europe-

You can find them here:

2204 Giant Yunnan Banana ( Musa itinerans Gigantea )

Banana Seeds in retail packets for the home gardener (http://www.seedman.com/banana.htm)

However, I bought the 25 and I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By mcfly
Drummer Anyone have Mature Florida Variegated non AEAE Pictures?

Hey Guys.

I have tried to find mature pictures of the Florida Variegated non AEAE type and have had no luck. Anyone growing them have pictures of mature plants to share? I google image searched as...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By mcfly
Re: Icecream banana?

Post somewhere else and link to it. I post to dropbox and share the url.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-22-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By mcfly
Re: How to best ensure Basjoo pups will survive?

Use Palm and Cactus soil in a pot to avoid over saturating with water.

When you split the pups, make sure it is about 2-3ft high. The larger ones will take hold better in their new home as they...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 08-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By mcfly
Re: Is the website under attack?

I'm not sure who exactly runs this website (is it Gabe?) but I can help troubleshoot and bring stability back if needed.

I'm in the IT industry and have experience with websites, hosting providers,...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-01-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mcfly
Smile Re: New banana plant rapidly pupping

I just checked this morning, and there appear to be 6-7 pups from this one plant I planted a month ago--insane!

So the house it came from, they have a lot of bananas all together. The ground was...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-30-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By mcfly
Question New banana plant rapidly pupping

Hey Guys,

I found a banana plant from a friend's neighbor's house and planted it in the ground about 1 month ago. Since then, the main plant has not had a new leaf yet (seems to be emerging super...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mcfly
Re: Variegated AEAE Florida or other Variegated hardy for zone 9b

FYI I called going-bananas yesterday and they said they stopped doing the variegated because it was too problematic. Not all pups have the variegation, some lose their variegation over time, etc. I...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-10-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mcfly
Re: Variegated AEAE Florida or other Variegated hardy for zone 9b

Yeah really hard to justify the cost for these itty bitty plants. One month shipping time too...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-09-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mcfly
Re: Variegated AEAE Florida or other Variegated hardy for zone 9b

Since no one has replied to this thread yet, can anyone recommend a reputable place to buy from? I see ebay, etsy, but was looking for a more established place people have used previously.

Much...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 07-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mcfly
Variegated AEAE Florida or other Variegated hardy for zone 9b

Hi All,

It appears I missed out on some selling variegated plants. Anyone have any variegated AEAE Florida? Or other variegated hardy for zone 9b available?

Thanks.

Mcfly
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 07-02-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By mcfly
Re: Giant Yunnan Banana (Musa Itinerans Gigantea)

I would not disturb it at all. Let it be until you see more. It's like a pimple that you want to pop but you shouldn't. Don't do it! lol

We need this one to survive so there can be pups for...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-02-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By mcfly
Re: Help with identification

Thanks HMelendez!

This helps to solve the mystery! I've now been replacing some of these with other varieties because I was looking for something different. It's a great tropical looking plant for...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By mcfly
Joy Help with identification

Hello All,

I've been growing these bananas for several years. The person that gave me my original one did not know the variety. I am posting pictures of them here to help identify they type that...
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