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Re: Starting a... now bananas

Before it gets cold, I would dig and pot all the suckers and move them inside. Then I would let the full-sized trees get knocked down by frost--a couple of near freezing nights will probably do it. Then I would dig the roots and pot up anything with a green eye. I would not plant them out until danger of frost had past. Then I pour the water, fertilizer, and sunlight to them.

It doesn't take much root to support a sucker, so if you don't get much, don't worry about it. When I go to a tropical fruit tree sale, the banana peddlers [like Going Bananas, one of the best] have rootless suckers stacked like cordwood.

On Aug 17, 2005, at 2:21 PM, Hollikft@aol.com wrote:

Thanks Jim!!
I am just wondering what I am going to do with the not so hardy banana
plants! May try to save the tube, if I cant get it in the house. Any

I have fallen in love with these tropicals!


In a message dated 8/17/2005 1:03:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
islandjim1@verizon.net writes:

Ice Cream is a neat banana. Fruits do not turn yellow when ripe,
however--instead a kinda blue-green [inside is still creamy white, with
nice flavor]. It's also called "Java Blue."

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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