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Re: My first Banana plant... and the collection is growing!
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2015, 09:49:24 AM »
Hi Luķs!

Great looking banana plants! And how are the other cultivations?

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« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2015, 10:13:27 AM »
Hi Luķs!

Great looking banana plants! And how are the other cultivations?

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Well this year was good to me. All my trees grow well... lets see how the winter will do. The only bad thing was two weeks ago, the strong winds broke my cherimoya a bit. She was producing for first time and i lost the first 4 fruits! But well... the tree wasn't lost.  :) Thank's for hasking!

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Re: My first Banana plant... and the collection is growing!
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2015, 10:48:02 AM »
I had lots of damage that day, as I live close to the sea. It was a terrible day!

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« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2015, 11:01:26 AM »
I had lots of damage that day, as I live close to the sea. It was a terrible day!

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Yes it was bad... it seams this year will be warmer but more stormy to us. Thank you, Luis.

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Re: My first Banana plant... and the collection is growing!
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2015, 04:24:32 PM »

A word of caution,
I can't talk for the highgate, but veinte cohol looks very tropical to me. You are going to want to keep it as war as possible during winter.

Viente Cohol is actually supposed to be fast to fruit, great for those with a short growing season.

Veinte Cohol is indeed very very fast but in some places of Europe even with this fast cultivar it takes more than 1 season to get a flowering plant starting from a pup. At my place, the fastest one did take two years from pup to flowering plant, so it did need some way to overwinter. Unheated greenhouse is an option, but i have heard tales from people having it dead even in hot places of mediterreanean, when it was left in an unheated greenhouse. I think that maybe the high humidity united to constant low temperature could have been the issue? I'm used to bring all of my Veinte Cohol indoor, so i can't really tell how it does behave in cold humid environments, but if one has limited supply of this plant, i would suggest to treat it with special care. My bananas have withstand an absolute minimum of +5°C for few hours, but if you ask about it on bananas.org the guys there consider this already a considerable stretch.
It's a very promising banana overall for those with a colder environment, but as i said, is somehow different form the "plant and forget" Orinoco.
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« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2015, 04:56:53 PM »
Hi! Yes my friend i know, but i intend to make them pass the winter inside my home.  :)

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« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2015, 12:35:05 AM »
So I just received Banana plants 2 and 3 (for me) to go with Banana #1, my ~year old Dwarf Cavendish. These are tissue-culture plants from Green Earth. #2 is Ice Cream and #3 is Dwarf Red:



Minus the ~3" of soil, the plants are approximately 10" and 20" tall right now. They seem like they're in very good shape, and they were well packaged. There's no plastic pot around the soil, but that's not really a negative because they would need to be repotted right away anyway.

I'm going to count leaves on these guys :D
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« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2015, 05:51:14 AM »
They looking very well... congratulations! You intend to plant them outside or in pots?  ;D

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« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2015, 01:29:39 PM »
Here is my dwarf (super dwarf?) with no name from Walmart. I think it's Cavendish. Just cleaned the P-stem and found it completely white.  :o It was in my greenhouse all summer kinda neglected  :-[ but looks happy. I need to replant it asap.

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« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2015, 01:57:24 PM »
It seams very happy!  :)

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« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2015, 01:27:00 AM »
They looking very well... congratulations! You intend to plant them outside or in pots?  ;D


They're definitely going outside, but I haven't decided on pots vs. ground yet. My Dwarf Cavendish is in a $50 pot with $12 worth of soil, which is pretty expensive. There's a spot on the side of my house that gets full sun, and might be good for both of these, and would require only a few $ of soil and/or manure.


But they look really nice in a heavy clay pot, and then I don't have to make a final decision on where they'll go. I like preserving my flexibility, but $120 is a lot of money.
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« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2015, 05:52:42 AM »
Yes it is... i spent a lot of money too in all banana plants i have... i see we have the same dilema. I'm thinking to let them in pots untill they get very big. Then i think it's better to put them in the ground... lets see how it will go.  ;)

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Re: My first Banana plant... and the collection is growing!
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2015, 06:25:02 AM »
Hi Luķs!

Do you know a good banana nursery that ships to Portugal? Thanks!

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« Reply #63 on: October 31, 2015, 11:07:21 AM »
Hi Luķs!

Do you know a good banana nursery that ships to Portugal? Thanks!

Joćo
Hi! Yes, this one:   http://frosthartepalmen.de/index.php/online-store/view/category/virtuemart_category_id/30 

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« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2015, 11:48:06 AM »
Thank you!

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« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2015, 11:58:04 AM »
Thank you!

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He is a great great seller. Very serious. You have to send him one mail telling what var you want and you are in Portugal. Then he will tell you the total amount with paypal mail. In short time you will get great quality plants.  ;)

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Re: My first Banana plant... and the collection is growing!
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2015, 12:02:10 PM »
Hi!

I already have Musa acuminata "Grande Naine", Super Dwarf Cavendish, and the other variety that is common in Portugal, bananas are small but very tasty and have a few seeds.

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« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2015, 02:31:25 AM »
Hi!

I already have Musa acuminata "Grande Naine", Super Dwarf Cavendish, and the other variety that is common in Portugal, bananas are small but very tasty and have a few seeds.

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Hi Joćo
Never seen seeded bananas here in PT... where did you found those?
Are those more cold hardy than other banana varieties?

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« Reply #68 on: November 01, 2015, 06:07:22 AM »
Hi Miguel!

How are you? A neighbour of mine had them. They are outdoors and stand the weather as it comes. The fruits are small, triangular, very sweet with a few seeds. I will check with them, I would like to take a picture to show here, specially of the fruits.

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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2015, 10:11:14 AM »
Updates: Cardaba

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« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2015, 10:17:27 AM »
Dwarf Red

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« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2015, 10:21:12 AM »
Veinte Cohol

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« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2015, 11:27:48 AM »
Good job Luis!



They are growing fast!......

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« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2015, 09:47:02 AM »
Another 5 new banana varieties: Pisang Ceylon, California Gold, Sweetheart, Mona lisa and Grand Nain...  ;D
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« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2015, 02:37:05 PM »
So I just received Banana plants 2 and 3 (for me) to go with Banana #1, my ~year old Dwarf Cavendish. These are tissue-culture plants from Green Earth. #2 is Ice Cream and #3 is Dwarf Red:



Minus the ~3" of soil, the plants are approximately 10" and 20" tall right now. They seem like they're in very good shape, and they were well packaged. There's no plastic pot around the soil, but that's not really a negative because they would need to be repotted right away anyway.

I'm going to count leaves on these guys :D



I think I screwed up. I let these guys sit on my counter for 2 weeks before I had a chance to transplant them, but I finally decided to put them in the ground, at the side of my house:





They'll get plenty of sun, plus reflected light from the white wall behind it. I'm a little worried that the Ice Cream (on the left) might get too tall, but that would be a good problem to have. The Dwarf Red (right, between the two papayas) isn't supposed to get that big.


The problem is that I put them in the ground on Saturday, and then we had the windiest days of the year on Sunday and Monday.


The Ice Cream looks OK:





but The Dwarf Red fared very poorly  :( :





Is there any hope for my Red? Two of the leaves are almost ripped off, and the remaining leaf is burnt/dying. I'm surprised at that, since it wasn't hot at all on Saturday or Sunday or Monday.


Does a plant this size have any respectable corm underneath? Does it have any reserves to push out some new leaves? Or should I think about buying a replacement plant?  :(
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