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Re: bananas... are they on the way out?

Oh my - I hope that's not true! I love bananas and my roses adore the
banana peels I bury at their "feet". All I did this year was banana
peels, kelp and one dose of organic fertilizer in April and my roses
bloomed from the beginning of April until Christmas this year. Can
anyone verify this I hope or debunk it?? Jim maybe??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 24 Jan 2003 20:03:05 -0600

>Hey Jim and other southern warm weathered usually gardeners... this came
>thru on a different list, wondering how true it is?
>By the way, speaking of bananas.I saw an article on my MSN homepage
>about bananas.  They forecast that bananas will not be an affordable
>fruit found in grocery stores within ten years.  Turns out that
>commercial bananas do not set seed.  They are all grown from pups
>(suckers) from another plant.  The article forecasts that since the
>bananas are all identical, with no genetic diversity, that a virus or
>parasite could easily wipe them out.  The call was put out for someone
>to find a way to breed bananas and get some genetic diversity while
>still maintaining the fruit that we love!
><end snip>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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