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Raja Puri was a mysterious banana.

Posted by asacomm 9a (My Page) on
Wed, May 9, 07 at 5:37

Hello all,

Raja Puri was a mysterious banana.

Mystery No.1.
Overwintered a mother and a sucker in the ground with winter
protections of vegetable mat, and at the end of
March the protection mats were taken away. Found the mother
stem was green and solid and the sucker even sprouted the
first leaf. It was matter of course to believe they were
alive.
The time passed by, but the mother never sprouted a young
leaf. I waited, waited and waited, but at last my patience
burst to examine if anything wrong happened inside of the
stem and I cut the stem from the top of the stem little by
litle to the place where the center rolled young leaf was
black and rotten. It was dead rotten even though the stem
was green and solid and nothing wrong was seen.
Thus the mother never came back.

Mystery No.2.
The sucker sprouted first leaf and the second leaf began
to come out where it stopped action for a few weeks.
Then I cut it back in the same manner as the mother stem,
and found exactly same result.

I don't know the reason for this phenomenon which also
occured at the same time to other Raja Puri located in
a different place and soils.


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RE: Raja Puri was a mysterious banana.

Probably still a reaction to the cold. Jut sit tight and see if new suckers appear.


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RE: Raja Puri was a mysterious banana.

Yes, Pitangadiego,

You are right. But I mean I lost the time until they became. Mother stem was expected to flower this season.
If new sucker appears, it will take 2-3years to fruit.


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RE: Raja Puri was a mysterious banana.

Better to lose some time than the $ for a new plant.

see http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/banana/msg0501145313123.html?2


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