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What bananas should I plant?
« on: July 02, 2022, 03:34:14 PM »
I can't eat the usual Cavendish due to allergies, but I can eat other bananas.

First I'm looking for a banana I tried years ago that to me tasted like sweet pumpkin. Do any of you have thoughts on which one it was?

Next I would like to know what variety the red ones in stores are.

Finally this is the lineup I have planned so far. What do you guys think and can it be improved?
Ice cream
Misi Luki
Pineapple
Kakopo
Pisang Ceylon
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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2022, 05:03:41 PM »
My favorite is ĎManzanoí
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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2022, 06:27:10 PM »
I recommend Dwarf Namwah & Dwarf Red.  They don't need propping up, and do well in Winter.  At least, here in SoCal

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2022, 06:50:16 PM »
How do the ones you suggested taste

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2022, 07:07:32 PM »
I love Namwah. A quick google search says it has a bit of a red delicious apple, melon, and jackfruit taste. To me, Namwah is sweeter than cavendish but also has a good sub acid component. Itís a dense fruit too. Very tasty.

The nice thing about Namwah is that they grow big racks being fed with only yard waste and compost where other varieties want lots of fertilizer. While they do have thick stalks, I lost a monster rack to wind last year so they may still need propping. Mine sends out the flower at 8-9 feet

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2022, 08:07:25 PM »
How do the ones you suggested taste

Namwah is sold as "Thai banana" at the Asian Supermarkets.  Sweet, w/ a good amount of acidity.  Very delicious

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2022, 08:14:34 PM »
Namwah sounds like it might be the one I tried years ago. And coincidentally I have a store near my that sells Thai bananas I'll have to get some and try them. Than you!

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2022, 10:44:18 PM »
Namwah sounds like it might be the one I tried years ago. And coincidentally I have a store near my that sells Thai bananas I'll have to get some and try them. Than you!

Just remember, those supermarket bananas are picked extremely early

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2022, 12:44:24 AM »
Where does one get a Namwah tree in socal.

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2022, 02:46:18 AM »
I'll have some available later this year.  I have Dwarf Red available, now

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2022, 03:42:34 PM »
Dwarf Brazilian - almost like Manzano, but less apple, great variety.
I agree with Namwah and Ice Ceam or Blue Java
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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2022, 07:25:34 PM »
I suggest dwarf Nam wah or Orinoco (Burro) banana. The Orinoco is very hardy.

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2022, 10:24:00 PM »
I have one year-old Namwah and Blue Java bananas that are just now pushing out fruit stalks.
Getting pretty excited.
Which one of these varieties is Ice cream?

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2022, 07:17:21 AM »
Blue Java is also known as ice cream for its sweet vanilla taste.

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2022, 09:09:59 AM »
Thanks

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2022, 01:40:00 PM »
Thanks
You're welcome. By the way I love your profile pic

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2022, 11:16:23 PM »
Thanks, it's a photo of one of my Canary Winged Parakeets.

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2022, 03:40:33 AM »
Thanks, it's a photo of one of my Canary Winged Parakeets.

Awesome! They are great birds 😊 do you breed them?

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2022, 03:42:58 AM »
I have now tried Thai bananas and they are indeed great. They aren't the mystery pumpkin one, but definitely a great one to eat. I have however decided to hold off because the grocery store near me always has them available and I would rather put my space to use for bananas I can't buy in store 😉

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2022, 08:13:28 PM »
Thanks, it's a photo of one of my Canary Winged Parakeets.

Awesome! They are great birds 😊 do you breed them?

Not any more. I just have a few pair of breeders that I keep as pets in flight cages.  :)

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2022, 11:34:38 PM »
Thanks, it's a photo of one of my Canary Winged Parakeets.

Awesome! They are great birds 😊 do you breed them?

Not any more. I just have a few pair of breeders that I keep as pets in flight cages.  :)
I've thought about keeping them, but like with most birds haven't. I have a focus on red rumps and I don't e that changing unless I win the lottery and buy acreage.

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2022, 11:38:43 PM »
Oh wow those are beautiful birds!

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Re: What bananas should I plant?
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2022, 05:18:18 AM »
Oh wow those are beautiful birds!
Yeah, and they have a lovely sound too. Melodic even.

 

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