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Re: musa basjoo

Thanks. I normally cut off the dead/frozen/rotting stuff and hope for the
best. I didn't know whether a tall growing tip at the end of summer might
make a difference. My Musa basjoo have been superb this year- 20' tall or
more, with beautiful,  wide green leaves . Or, I should say that's the way
they *were.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] musa basjoo

> Hi Daryl
> That's what I would do.  I don't know what you do with yours in spring but
> cut mine to about 2 1/2' from the ground and they grow about 15' or so in
> month or so.  Yours should grow back pretty quickly.
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] musa basjoo
> > Speaking of Musa basjoo, when a storm topples the top half, is it best
> > cut the flopped part to let the interior portion grow? Some of mine were
> > shredded, others were broken or bent at a 90 degree angle.
> >
> > d

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