Just for the fun of it...What kinds of bananas are you growing??

shiollie(z5 MI)June 29, 2006

Or which type are you tryng to grow??

Activly growing... basjoo,acuminata, dwarf cavandish( the jury is still out on that one, could be another acuminata) lasiocarpa,ensete maurelii,and one unknown ( could be little prince.

Seeds that I have started... ensete glaucum, musa sikkimensis, ornata, velutina.

What are yours???

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GAAlan(z7b(on map) 8(imby) Atlanta)

Basjoo, velutina, 'Orinoco' and lasiocarpa in the ground. Supposed 'Ice Cream' and an unknown, possibly just another Orinoco, in containers.

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DunedinDan(z9b FL)

TRYING to grow...

Ice Cream
Nino

(got the above from JungleGal in St. Pete - she was removing some that had already produced. I planted them in March and let them grow for awhile and just cut them down yesterday hoping the stress would make it send out some pups.)

Velutina

(just planted seeds for above yesterday - got from kathynms)

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banana_fun

This is my first year growing bananas and it is lots of fun. I'm growing:

Basjoo
Dwarf Orinoco
Ornata
lasiocarpa
E. Ventricosum M.
SDC
One unknown simply labeled "green banana"

I'm still looking for blue java, but getting some varieties of bananas in Canada is not as easy as the States. Most mail order nursery carry few bananas species and mostly basjoo.

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Gabe15(z3-4 CO)

Too many!!! I used to have a lot morebut Im moving away for college in a year and dont have nearly enough room for all of them so Ive been selling off my common ones. I love them to death, but there is a time when some of them need to go, I can always get em back later anyways : ) But back to the topic, I currently have growing

MUSA...
'Rose' -(which is fruiting too right now)
'Saba'
'DC'
'SDC'
'Little Prince'
'California Gold'
'Ae Ae'
'Bordelon'
'Lavendar Beauty'
'Royal Purple'
'Violacea'
'Burmese Blue'
'African Red'
acuminata ssp. zebrina x 'Gran Nain'
mannii
mannii x something -(cool mini banana hybrid)
acuminata ssp. zebrina
basjoo
balbisiana aff. 'M. textilis' -(or at least thats what I call it)
yunnanensis
cheesmani
nagensium
xishuangbannaensis
laterita
rubinea
siamensis
coccinea
muluensis
velutina
sikkimensis
plus about 4-5 other unknown edible cultivars

ENSETE...
ventricosum 'Maurelii'
glaucum
superbum
'Thai superbum'

AND...
Musella lasiocarpa

PS- If you are interested in any of these plants, please contact me and I'll let you know if its one I might let go of, like I said Im leaving in a year and need to get rid of a lot of these anyways.

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john90808(z10 So Cal)

I am growing just one banana that was given to me by a co-worker. He said is was a Dwarf Brazilian. I have actually had the opportunity to sample bananas off of his plant twice. There are the best bananas that I have ever tasted. I have even tasted bananas at a Maui farmer's market and I think that these have better flavor! So I am hoping for the best! :)

Here's a picture of the pup that he gave me and another picture of how it's doing currently.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

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shiollie(z5 MI)

Sheesh!! I thought I had alot gabel5 but you have the largest collection I have seen to date!!!

Nice pictures John90808!! they grow up so fast dont they? :)

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minibim(FL z10)

Ice Cream
Gros Michel
Sumatrana x Gran Nain
Dwarf Cavendish
Super Dwarf Cavendish
Ae Ae

Ensete ventricosum Maurelli

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rokal(LongIsland/z6b)

This is also my first year growing bananas. I am really enjoying watching them grow! All were purchased as small 6" pups and in the last few weeks, they have really started to take off.

So far, I have:

1) Musa Basjoo
2) Musa Zebrina
3) Musa Sikkimensis
4) Ensete Maurelii

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momo1(z10)

My current list:

Hawaiian Apple (lots of em)
Red Jamaican (lots of em)
Dwarf Brazilian
Ae Ae (very large potted plant with a few pups going into the ground this weekend)
Dwarf Namwa Pearl (potted , probably permanently due to cold and sun sensitivity)
Ele Ele (potted with a pup and maybe for sale soon)
Raja Puri (potted for now)
Praying Hands (potted for now)
Misi Luki (going in the ground this weekend)
Namwa (lots of em)
Ice Cream
DC (permanently potted for decoration)
SDC
Pisang Klotec

My list will change and probably get smaller as time goes by.

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gardenguy_(z6b PA)

Wow, John..... that Dwarf Brazilian is a real beauty!

I have SDC ( potted )

and in the ground,

Ice Cream, Dwarf Orinoco, and 2 Basjoos.

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shiollie(z5 MI)

Wow!! there are some here that I have never heard of before,
I may have to check some of them out, after all, you can never have too many nanners right?? ;)

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cedardave

I am growing
Abbasinian
Dwarf Cavendish
Raja
Meurelli
Zebrina
Cuban Plantain( not banana..but close..sort of)
Cheesemans
these things are awsome to grow

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vibez

Another first year grower here. Currently growing:

Praying Hands
Belle
Pisang Raja
Monkey fingers
Mysore
Dwarf Puerto Rican
Zan Moreno
Goldfinger
Saba
Sweetheart
Dwarf Orinoco
Misi Luki
Manzano

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bihai(zone 9)

Off the top of my head:
Musa uranoscopis
Musa mannii
Musa beccari
Ae Ae
Musa laterita
Musa velutina
Musa basjoo
Rojo (Rowe Red, Sangre de Christo, whateva)
Sikkimensis
Ornata Milky Way
Ornata Lavendar
Ornata Macro
Ornata Red Ruby
Ornata Hot Pink
Rose
Cavendish
Raja Puri
Musella lasioscarpa
Ensete maurellii
Ensete ventricosum

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fglavin(Knoxville, TN)

How about listing the ones I killed this Spring first? Here they are:

musa mannii
musa coccinea
musa 'Burmese blue'
musa rubinea
musa '1000 Fingers'
musa 'Belle' (I may still have it unlabeled somewhere)
musa 'Royal Red'

Ok. Now the ones that I still have!

musa 'Tall Orinoco'
musa 'Dwarf Orinoco'
musa 'Ice Cream'
musa 'Sweetheart' (FHIA-03)
musa 'Brazilian'
musa 'Raja Puri'
musa 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'
musa basjoo
musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'
musa cheesamni
musa thomsonii
musa 'African Red'
musa velutina
musa 'Kandrian'
musa 'Royal Purple'
musa 'Ae Ae'
musa itinerans
musa 'Goldfinger'

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
ensete ventricosum

musella lasiocarpa

I think that's it! I may have forgotten 1 or 2...who knows.

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

African Rhino Horn
Apple (Manzano)
Apple (Hawaiian)
Belle
Brazilian Lady Finger
Burmese Blue
Cardaba
Cocos
Cuban Red
Double
Dwarf Brazilian
Dwarf Cavendish
Dwarf Colorado Blanco
Dwarf Green Red
Dwarf Jamaican Red
Dwarf Nino
Dwarf Orinoco
Dwarf Red
Ebun Musak
Ele Ele
Enano Gigante
FHIA-17
FHIA-18
FHIA-23
Gluay Namwah
Golden Aromatic
Golden Pillow
Golden Rhino Horn
Goldfinger
Gran Nain
Great Dane
Ha'a
Haa Haa
High Color Mini
Hua Moa
Ice Cream
"Jane" Black Mystery
Kanderian
Kofi
Kumunamba
Kru
Lakatan
Large Date
Lasiocarpa
Malango
Mauritius
Misi Luki
Mona Lisa FHIA-2
Monkey Fingers
Monthan
Mysore
Nam Wah
Orinocco
Pisang Ceylon
Pitogo
Praying hands
Raja Puri
Red
Red Iholena
Rose
Saba
San Jose
Seeded
1780
SH-3640
Small Date
Sumatra X "Cross"
Super Dwarf Cavendish
Sweetheart FHIA-3
Thousand Fingers
Tomoc
Tuu Ghia
Valery
Wild Iholene
Williams
Zan Moreno

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shiollie(z5 MI)

Thats it!!! I am going banana shopping!! LOL!!

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tropicallvr(11)

This year quite a few were culled because of cold. -bordelon, cocciea, royalpurplehybrid, dwarfnamwahpearl, ensetesuperbum(india), ensetesuperbum(thailand), other edibles.
Survivors(some kept inside)- interans, monkeyfingers, burmeseblue, nagesium, 'Bhutan', sp nov, sp nov red rib, laterita, royalpurple(possiblehybrid), mussela lasiocarpa, E.glaucum, E.sp kluay pa, formosiana, balbisiana1, balbisiana, helenshybrid, rubinea, belle, E.ventricosum, E.maurelli, cheesemanni, (TC)sikkimensis, (seed grown) sikkimensis, sikkimensis'Red Flash', violescea, mysore, fhia18, dwarf orinco, manni, ornico, basjoo, 3 unknowns.

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john90808(z10 So Cal)

I knew once Pitangadiego posted, we'd have to reserve about a Gb of harddrive space in order to accommodate his list ;)

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momo1(z10)

"I knew once Pitangadiego posted, we'd have to reserve about a Gb of harddrive space in order to accommodate his list ;)"

Ya, I was waiting for the bomb to drop too! Lol

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

I forgot to add a new Giant Plantain, and a French Horn Plantain, Manii, Dwarf Nino, Bordelon, Hawaiian Pink, D Johnson Unknown, and Poovan.

I need another Gb of soil to plant them all in. Something is going to be on the shovel pruning list soon.

Gabe is coming for a visit in a couple weeks. You local guys are welcome, too.

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momo1(z10)

Well seing how Gabe is such a Banana enthusiast I'm sure he will enjoy his visit! I know I sure enjoyed it. : ) BTW, today is the big day for the Misi Luki I brought home from your place! It's going in the ground right next to the patio and will hopefully provide some shade in a few months.

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wolflover(z7 OK)

Wow, there are a bunch of varieties here I've never heard of. Maybe we should start a thread about what's your favorite banana. My new favorite Musa is 'Saba', thanks to the advice of some people on this forum. I just love it!

I'm growing:
Musa 'Basjoo'
Musa 'Orinoco'
Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Musa 'Super Dwarf Cavendish'
Musa 'Ornata' Lavender
Musa 'Zebrina'
Musa 'Velutina' pink
Musa 'Sikkemmensis'
Musa 'Saba'
Musella Lasiocarpa
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Ensete ventricosum (Red Stripe)
Ensete Glaucum (Snow Banana)
Ensete 'Superbum'

I bought the 'Superbum' as a Thai Rock banana. Can someone tell me if that is different from a regular Superbum? I noticed Gabe has one listed as Superbum and another as Thai Superbum. Does anyone know?

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yendis(England)

Hi folks...what wonderful collections you all have.
Her is what I am growing her in England....
MUSA,
Basjoo x3
Sikkimensis x4
Itinerans
Mannii x3
Rubinea
Ice Cream
Dwarf Orinoco
Nagensium x3
Helens Hybrid
Burmese Blue
Velutina (flowering now)
Little Prince
Tropicana
Sapientum
Balbisiana
ENSETE
Ventricosum x5
V Maurellii
Kluay Pa
Superbum
Glaucum

Love these plants ...
Always looking for more, would give anything to get Ae Ae or Misa Luki.
Best wishes from England.

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Ariel73(z9FL)

I don't have much, but here is what I do have

Ice cream
Nino
Praying hands
Raji puri-love this one and I have a couple that are fuiting now

On my want/wish list
Goldfinger
Apple
and of course, Ae Ae (I wish I may, I wish I might.....)

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Gabe15(z3-4 CO)

Ensete 'Thai superbum' is from Thailand and might be a new species, it is similar to the normal Ensete superbum which is from India, however there are some differences but no real research has been done on it yet. The 'Thai Rock Banana' is the new one from Thailand.

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

Momo1

The Hawaiian Apple has been in the ground week and a half, it has several new leaves. Sure hoping the fruit is as good as the legend.

I think the Pisang Ceylon ripened after you were here, and they were fabulous.

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wolflover(z7 OK)

Thanks Gabe,
I appreciate you clearing that up for me!

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momo1(z10)

Pitangadiego, I have full confidence you will be happy with the fruit even though they are slightly acidic. I just this weekend met a neighbor a few blocks away that has an Apple he got several years ago from the guy in Ventura with the big plantation that is no longer there. He also owns property in Hawaii and says these are his personal faves too!

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frankallen

This is my second year to raise Bananas. Really enjoy fooling with them!

Frank

Ice Cream
Dwarf Orinoco
Manzano (Apple)
Raja Puri
Sweetheart (FHIA 3)
Williams Hybrid
Hua Moa
Orinoco

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chpinoh7(6a OH)

Musa
Bordelon
Rajapuri
Velutina
Basjoo
Sikkimensis
'African Red'
Zebrina
SDC
DC

Musella Lasiocarpa

Ensete
'Maurelli'
Superbum

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dallasapple

You know what would be fun for me? If I had the foggiest idea about what kind Im growing.LOL! Im going to get a picture later so ya'll can promplty tell me what kind!

Dallas

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allenf(9a)

I have finally been able to post to this thread :)
I picked up 3 varieties this weekend at the tropical plant show at USF. I now have planted one of each:
Goldfinger
Misi Luki
Mysore
I am very excited to be able to watch my babies grow and to also be able to be active in this forum.
Thanks,
Allen

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suriprof4(7)

6 Dwarf Cavendish

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zone_denial(6b)

What a great collection of banana enthusiasts!!

I have basjoo, sikkimensis, dwarf orinoco and velutina in the yard.

Are ice cream really as fast as I've heard?

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barna(zone 9 (Spain))

Nice collections ¡¡
That's what I am growing in Spain

Ensete Glaucum
Musa acuminata subsp. Microcarpa
Musa balbisiana (neue art)
Musa basjoo
Musa basjoo "Sakhalin"
Musa cheesmani
Musa itinerans var. "Yunnan"
Musa laterita
Musa mannii
Musa nagensium
Musa nagensium X "Florale Noir"
Musa rubinea
Musa siamensis "Thai Gold"
Musa sikkimensis
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Tiger'
Musa velutina
Musa yunnanensis
Musa 'New Bhutan'
Musa x "Orinoco"
Musella lasiocarpa

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kenzie_pom(8b AL)

Orinoco and Goldfinger.
Cheers.

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gcolbert28303(8a Sandhills of NC.)

I was only bit by the banana bug last fall and this my start up. Hopeing to add more to the collection soon.
Musa "Dwarf Cavendish'"
Musa "Cuban Red"
Musa itinerans var. "Yunnan"
Musa basjoo

Greg

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Lady

I thought I grew a lot but many of you have put my list to shame. I currently grow:

Ae Ae
nino
ice cream
raja puri
1000 finger
praying hands
dwarf plantain
superdwarf cav
sangria
dwarf red
ladyfinger
NOID plantain

the only naner on my wish list right now is dwarf namwah pearl.

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hector(z10 SoCAl)

Fewer than most it looks like:

Apple (Manzano)
Zebrina / Blood
Ensete Maurelli
Goldfinger
Ice Cream / Blue Java
Lasiocarpa / Chinese Yellow
Raja Puri
Super Dwarf Cavendish

Some twerp stole the dwarf brazilian from my front yard. I'd like to add a Saba, just to freak people out. The ones at the LA Arboreteum are a good 40 foot tall.

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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

Saba is definitely a BIG boy!! And doesn't seem to be bothered by the wind - very stable. If you get to San Diego, top by and check it out.

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mikevanecek(Zone 8 TX)

A Saba is definitely on my wish-list! Of course, wrapping it up or stowing it away every winter will require some heavy equipment! :)

I have:
SDC
DC
Rajapuri
Ice-cream
Sumatrana
Mystery (hope to identify it when it flowers)
Brazil (in route)
Dwarf Brazil (in route)
Red Jamaican
Apple

I hope to get a Kru, and a Dwarf and regular Orinoco before this season ends. And perhaps a Saba! Then, next season it starts all over again! Bwahahahahahahaaaa. ;)

Be well,
Mike

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boxerlady66

I live in BC Canada & we bought a Banana plant about 6 years ago at a nursery, I have no idea what the name of it is, all I know is that it is a large variety, it is taller than the roof of our bungalow, we have it planted on the west side of the house & it has multiplied quite a lot. This year we have three plants that are fruiting & the small bananas are about 3 - 4" long but do not seem to be getting any bigger, so I am trying to read up on what to do & what to feed it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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frankallen

This is my second year to raise Bananas. Really enjoy fooling with them! This is a revised list. Got my first Bananas this year off my "Tall Orinoco".

Frank

Ice Cream (Blue Java)
Dwarf Orinoco
Manzano (Apple)
Raja Puri
Sweetheart (FHIA #3)
Williams Hybrid
Thousand Hands
Praying Hands
Tall Orinoco
Belle
Goldfinger (FHIA #1)

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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

Sorry to be so late :)
basjoo
orinoco
manzano
ensete maurellii
chinese yellow
pink velutina
bordelon
zebrina
sumatrana X gran nain
ice cream
rajapuri
dwarf cavendish
several unknowns
high color mini
We had more varieties last year, but a power outage in my storage area (garage) one night in the winter when it was below freezing took care of that :(

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tasty

I only have 5

Musa ensete
Super Dwarf canvendish
Giant Indian blue Banana(you can't buy the seeds, I got them when I went to India in the mountains, there almost extinct)
Musa ensete
Pink veluntina
Snow Banana

People said there is no such thing as a blue banana but there is and it's edible. They say I searched for it on google but you only find out about it if you go there.

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ohgirl

Iam almost to my 1st full year since the banana bug hit me, and I've went banana loko!!! LOL
I have:

Dwarf cavendish
Mysore
Laterita
Saba
Icecream
Purple ornata
Orinoco
Chinese yellow
Sikkimensis
Black thai
Siam ruby
Basjoo

Ensete maurelli
Heliconia

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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Just a handful:

Basjoo
Dwarf Cavendish
Brazilian Tall
Zebrina
Siam Ruby
Lasiocarpa
Veinte Cohol
Red Abyssinian

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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

Ae Ae
California Gold
African Rhino Horn
Dwarf Lady Finger
Ice Cream
Acuminata "Sumatrana"
Ele Ele
Double Mahoi
Red Kru
Dwarf Red
Raja Puri
Ensete Maurelii
Ornata Royal Purple
Siam Ruby
Thai Gold
Uranoscopus

Steve

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lawtay

red jamaicans
dwarf cavendish
lady finger
blue ice cream
ruby red siam

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subtropix

Sikkimensis (Himalayan)
Basjoo
Lasiocarpa (Chinese yellow)
Enano gigante (dwarf giant)
Bordelon
Red Cuban

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zone10aridgardener

Rajapuri. currently trying to get ice cream bananas

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tropicalzone7(7b)

I have a dwarf cavendish, musella, cheka (I think its also referred to as little prince), and an ice cream banana (I got it off ebay but they dont seem to be listed often). Im looking forward to trying lots of others this summer.

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sugarcone

Huh.. I really thought i posted here already...

It's my first time growing fruiting bananas, but I have a Dwarf Cuban Red, Glui Kai, and Manzano. They are only about five inches tall ATM.

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sugarcone

Huh.. I really thought i posted here already...

It's my first time growing fruiting bananas, but I have a Dwarf Cuban Red, Glui Kai, and Manzano. They are only about five inches tall ATM.

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tropicalzone7(7b)

I just found this thread again. Im growing a lot more banana plants now than when I posted in April! Well first off my musella died :( but I have lots of other ones that replaced it.
-Dwarf cavendish
-Little prince
-Super dwarf cavendish
-Ensete Tandarra red (my largest banana and probably ,surprisingly, one of my fastest growing!
-Ice cream
-Thai black
-Musa Velutina
-Musa Basjoo (2 of them)
-Musa saba (my newest addition and is still small)

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dontommyg(6b)

I have never grown anything before, but I just got a super dwarf canvedish and am going to try to grow it in indoors as we have cold winters here.
Ordered two of them and just got my first. I'm pretty excited to see how it will do.

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hotzcatz(Hamakua, Hawaii)

Well, there's the assorted "gulch" bananas which are some sort of wild apple banana dug up from the gulch alongside the house and replanted into the yard. The Bluefields which were already in the yard are tasty. There is also the Chinese banana which is very productive and short. A couple of Cavendish of some sort. Several unidentified ones and the ae'aes which are more or less for decoration. I think that's about it for bananas around here.

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tropicalzone7(7b)

Right now Im growing...

Ensete Maurelli (6 feet approx)
Musa Saba (9 feet approx)
Musa Ice Cream aka Blue Java (9 feet approx
Musa Thai black (died back down and now about a foot tall)
Musa Basjoo (died back down and now about 6 inches tall with many pups)
Musa Bordelon (coming in the mail this week!)

I have definitlely thinned down my banana collection and now only have mostly harder to find banana plants. I was a little sad to lose my veltuina during this winter, especially since it was a mild winter. It wasnt as cold hardy for me as it was for others.
-Alex

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 9:46PM
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hagar3(8a)

Tropicalzone7, I am south of you about the 8a and 8b line, What kind of Bananas should I be able to grow here. I have some pups new this year of Dwarf Cavendish and Pineapple. I also have some larger bananas about 10 ft. tall now. A friend gave them to me. I protected them over the winter with a cage made from concrete reinforcing wire filled with pinestraw and covered with a tarp. I found put last year that they have to be kept dry or they will rot. The plants I have now are last year's pups from the old plants.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2012 at 4:31PM
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fin2ya(4)

Hi from Finland! This is my first banana, and only one. I think it�s basjoo, but I�m not sure. It�s grow in my livingroom, but if outdoor is farm enough I put it to my balkony.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 9:21AM
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subtropix

Definitely not a basjoo, looks like a Dwarf Cavindish to me. The slight blush to the leaves gives it away. Wonderful banana by the way. They sucker near constantly and are wind resistant and cool tolerant. Good luck with it.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2012 at 5:05PM
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fin2ya(4)

Thanks njoasis. I think it is not a Dwarf Cavindish. I finally found the label today and look at they web site. It says it is Musa tropicana. I hope that my detective-days (2 weeks)are finally over.

Here is a link that might be useful: takeawaytrend.com

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 12:04PM
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fin2ya(4)

njoasis. You was right after all. Myt mistake. It is Dwarf Cavendish. Tropicana is "commercial" name or someting.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2012 at 1:37PM
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EddieMunoz

I am growing

Orinoco
Rajapuri
dwarf Cavendish
Dwarf brazillian
goldfinger
gran nain
California gold
ice cream
veinte cohol
sweet heart
double mahoi
manzano

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 11:48PM
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abzzybee(9/10 S. Florida)

A giant plantain, what kind I do not know, the leaves are 8 or more feet long, a buddha's hand, a gran nain and several unknowns. Love to grow and eat them!

    Bookmark   November 2, 2013 at 8:20PM
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