Weid leaf on little pup

scottlk(San Diego)May 29, 2006

This was supposedly a mysore - not sure what it may really be. It started losing the coloration at the end of last summer, but after losing most of the pseudostem this winter the color is back. It's got some extensive squirell damage now too :-(

Anyway - I's growing a weird leaf on one of the pups

Is it just a weird leaf?

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scottlk(San Diego)

Here's the whole plant

    Bookmark   May 29, 2006 at 10:25PM
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The leaf is bent in half. The top of the leaf is stuck inside but will come out in a few days if it hasn't already. If you get impatient you can gently pull it out.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2006 at 1:30PM
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I have mysores but none of the leaves are colored like yours. Looks more like my Hawaiian.

I've heard that bananas with red streaks on the leaves are generally plaintains and better for cooking with rather than munching. Is that true?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2006 at 10:11AM
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tropicalfreak(z10b Ft Lauderdale)

i have also heard this...

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 12:03AM
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gardenguy_(z6b PA)

Solistice, I did notice that you put "generally plaintains" in your post regarding the red streaks. Tho that could be true, but Super Dwarf Cavendish bananas also have some red streakage in the leafs as well, which I have on mine. Any kind of cavendish isn't a plaintain, but I'm just pointing out anyways.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 12:53PM
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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

Most Cavendish types have red markings, though maybe not as much, and are not plantains.

The red markings come from the A or Accuminata strain in a banana's genes. That rules out its' being a BB, BBB, or BBBB type genetic makeup.

Rhino Horn has a lot of red markings when younger.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 1:28AM
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scottlk(San Diego)

Well, whatever this guy is it is by far my most cold sensitive banana. It took a beating last winter, and just recently I noticed the base of the stem/into the corm were getting some rot on the main plant. I decided to do surgery to remove the healthy pups and try and remove the corm/stem cancer. It was surpisingly easy for my first time banana-ectomy. Just dug up the clump, washed off the root ball and cut/snapped off the pups. Seemed to go well, we'll see how they do.

The main plant, with another small pup comin up:

It's kids:

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 2:34PM
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