john gault
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Thanks Lorax. I tried to find a good book in my local library system, but nothing really on bananas :? Probably should go to a book store and see what they got.

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It will still be very little apart from scientific texts on the improvement of the genome. There is a sad lack of banana-growing information out there for the home gardener (which, insert shameless self-promotion here, I am working to address with my magazine, [url=https://www.bananasquarterly.ec]Bananas Quarterly[/url].)

On the interwebs, an excellent resource is the [url=https://www.promusa.org/tiki-index.php]PROMUSA Musapedia[/url].

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Cut down the bananas today so I can hang them until they all turn yellow.
Here are some pics (Notice the 3rd pic down):

[img]https://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/76gunner/Banana%20Plant/002-2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/76gunner/Banana%20Plant/003-2.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/76gunner/Banana%20Plant/006.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/76gunner/Banana%20Plant/010-1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m484/76gunner/Banana%20Plant/016.jpg[/img]

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OROZCONLECHE
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How do baby banana plants come from, i know there is no seeds, nor can you plant a banana and get a plant xD so how do you get banana plants??
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The mother plant produces suckers around the base, also called "pups" and those are the "baby" banana plants. You can separate them from the mother once they're about 12" tall or have 6 leaves (whichever comes first) - voila! New banana plant.

Ornamental (non-grocery-store) bananas actually do have seeds.

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Oh Damn, that sounds like its a tricky process cuz you need one to get one, unless bought online
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Not really. If you're in SoCal, there will be tons of people growing bananas in their yards - the trick then is simply to knock on the door and offer to buy a pup. Many people will simply give you one.



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