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Old 10-02-2012, 07:04 PM
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Can I speed up maturation of my bananas here in Georgia......
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:32 PM
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Unsure if there is a process to speed it up,
We had our first set of banannas this year, however something weird happened tothe stock during a storm, and it was blown over and never recovered. Lost those.
An old friend told us to keep them thinned out. He also said it takes 18months without a cold spell before they will produce. Our winters here in S. TX wasnt too bad last year, nut we started thinning them,& using some of the leaves as a layer of mulch, not sure it that's why they started producing or not. I ckecked the bananna forum on PS, and its pretty much dead. S we tried what our friend suggested, and got bannanas give it a try, mind you my bannaa are @ the back of our property, sitting at the top of the cities drainage ditch, when it rains we take a village pump & pumped the water up the hill to bannas ach time it rained. that is the only new thing besides thinning we did.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:21 PM
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Can't expect a period of 18 months here is West Central Georgia...........They are now about 7-8 inches ong...........still blooming on the big purple flower...........Been in drought here for most of ten years here...........
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