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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-19-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By geissene
Re: 2020 pots are outside and now thriving

Same here, it was about 5C in the morning. I did nothing since I wasn't home. Everything looks ok aside from some minor signs of cold damage on my Veinte cohol pup... I am hoping to keep things...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-19-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By geissene
Re: I am tuned out of "bananas"...

It's already cold here so global warming isn't helping my banana patch this year!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-13-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

And here comes the flower! In another month, this plant needs to come indoors somehow....



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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By geissene
Re: Overwintering 'Patupi' ?

Hi Steve,

I was waiting to reply because I am certainly no expert here.

This plant does ok in a 60-70 degree house in winter time with just sunlight from two windows. You can expect a new leaf...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-04-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By geissene
Re: Limp leaves/stems

I live in PA and have seen that happen. Usually when the plant gets stressed. Perhaps too much or too little of something for a period of time: fertilizer, water, or sun.


Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Patupi (zone 6)

Thanks for the info!

My big one was already at 45" pstem in spring when it had just a few fragile indoor leaves. The shock of being moved outdoors into the sun and also the high winds of spring...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-04-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Here is the 'lil champ' pup after transplant. I am using a marker to count the number of leaves until flowering. Hopefully I can better manage flower timing on this one....

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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-04-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Thanks!

I got this from TyTaylor a few years back. The pups are very heavy duty and this plant produces the thickest P-stem I can achieve in PA! I have one 2' tall chamaluco pup that had a corm...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By geissene
Musa Patupi (zone 6)

Hi Everyone,

Here is a picture of my patupi plant at the end of our summer season in PA. The P-stem is about 65" tall and has produced several hefty pups this summer. This plant does well in a...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-03-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Velutina "harvest time"

It smells and and looks like a tiny banana. The peel starts to split by itself over a few days. The fruit is so full of seeds that you don't have much material for tasting. So far one finger...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-03-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By geissene
Re: Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Thank you! Chamaluco is listed by TARS with it's own accession number (ABB type). It looks and grows much like dwarf orinoco to me in zone 6. I don't have orinoco at the moment so I can't do a side...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-03-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By geissene
Musa Velutina "harvest time"

Hi All

Just wanted to share that my velutina plant flowered 2 and a half months ago and the fruits are starting to ripen. It's not much but 9 fingers are maturing in zone 6 (PA). The fruit is...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-03-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By geissene
Flag on a dwarf chamaluco!

Hi all,

Just wanted to share that my 3 year old dwarf chamaluco is going to flower soon. A little late in the growing season but better than no flower. I have this beast in a large pot that is...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-17-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By geissene
Re: over or under watering??

Ok, I understand.

I would stop watering and see if it perks up in a few days. Probably won't need to fertilize it again for a month or two.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-17-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By geissene
Re: over or under watering??

I think more people over water than under water. Bananas can handle droughts.

Are these indoors? If so, why?

Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By geissene
Re: Varigation on my viente cohol?

I think its just a result of the shocks of dog/ transplanting / semi-shade. The leaves probably were stressed at the same time is my guess. But time will tell if you hit veinte 'gold'

Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By geissene
Re: Dwarf Namwah pup happily recovered(and question)

Congrats on the namwah recovery!

From my limited experience, smaller plants seem to survive the indoors with ease during the dreaded W times. They actually do better than my larger ones.

The...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By geissene
Re: FaceBook Group Planet Musa

I also belong to the planet musa group. That group is the only reason I still use the FB website. (haha)

I enjoy the pictures as well as short videos they can post. The only down side I see is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By geissene
Re: Soil drainage question

I've seen this watering issue with my potted plants as well. I usually water a pot twice - that gives the top layer of soil some time to 'expand' and allow the second watering to soak in more. This...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-19-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By geissene
Re: Best strategy to overwinter immature basjoos

Option 2 sounds good to me. I think the corm might be too small for option 3.
Option 1 seems possible but risky - usually plants that are 2'-3' of pstem can survive winters in zone 6 for me....
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-14-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By geissene
Re: Potted Dwarf Orinoco flowering question - newbie

Looks nice and congrats on the flower! I would leave it alone and enjoy it. The main plant won't die back until it gets cold outside.

In the tropics, it takes Orinoco fruit 100+ days to be ready...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-11-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 195,786
Posted By geissene
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

Thanks!

I had a flower previously that was straight up - on the mother plant. I guess this one just wants to bend down like a regular banana....

The plant has maybe 3' of Pstem and isn't a very...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-11-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 195,786
Posted By geissene
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

My velutina has 3 hands with 3 nanas each. These are the plumpest fruits I've ever seen. Seems like I finally got the timing right for growing in zone 6!!!

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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 07-08-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By geissene
Re: Banana pups to trade

Hi Luis,

I am not sure how long they take to fruit. In this part of China, the bananas go dormant for maybe 4 months each year in winter. During this season it is very dry, cool (near freezing at...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 07-07-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By geissene
Re: Banana pups to trade

I would love to have a dajiao, just too bad you are in Europe and I am in the US.

I ate this fruit when visiting my girlfriend's hometown of Nanning, China last fall. The fruit was amazing and...
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