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Musa 'Golden Finger' - Golden Finger Banana Plant


Musa 'Golden Finger'  - Golden Finger Banana Plant (Musa 'Golden Finger'  - Golden Finger Banana)

My Golden Finger banana is putting out a leaf every week. It's growing very well this year compared to the last several extreme drought years. Photo taken Aug. 20, 2017.



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I doing well then Andy surprising how well it's done after the drought .

26 Aug, 2017

 

It's getting more water and fertilizer. Banana plants love tons of water and fertilizer to grow fast. (they need it).

26 Aug, 2017

 

It will love that plenty of water and fertilizer after your drought then does it grow bananas Andy?

26 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, it has really good bananas. I haven't had bananas in a few years due to the drought. Bananas must have a lot of water and fertilizer to produce big bunches of bananas. Home-grown bananas are the best! :>))

26 Aug, 2017

 

That's great it produces bananas . I hope you get some this year I 've never tasted home grown ones don't think they would grow here with our weather except at the Eden Project they grow there when I went. years ago.

26 Aug, 2017

 

I won't get any bananas this year. It has to bloom, then it takes from 3 1/2 - 4 months (in summer) to 5 - 6 months overlapping winter, to ripen.

I've seen pics from the Eden Project from Meanie, on GoY. He's posted several pics over the years.

27 Aug, 2017

 

Ahrr I see they take a while then thank you for enlightening me Andy.

lol dont worry I have nt got any photos of the Eden Project as I never vould afford a camera back then let alone a phone.

27 Aug, 2017

 

Yes, it takes quite a while for bananas to ripen. I've had Mysore bananas ripen in a little more than 3 months (during summer). Bananas and papayas are high-maintenance fruits. They need a lot of water and a tremendous amount of fertilizer.
Here's a pic of my Mysore bananas from years ago.

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/45127-musa-mysore/member/Delonix1

29 Aug, 2017

 

I did nt realise they both were high maintenance 3 months is good nt as long like I thought do you spray water on the foliage at night in a drought.

29 Aug, 2017

 

Oh yes, bananas and papayas are very high-maintenance fruit crops. It's because they need so much water and fertilizer. In Central America where most of the world's bananas are grown commercially, they're grown in the tropical rainforest. They're still very high-maintenance even there.

29 Aug, 2017

 

Yes Now I can imagine in central America needing lots of water but did nt rralise they needed so much in the rain forest.

29 Aug, 2017

 

They need only fertilizer and regular maintenance in the rain forest.

30 Aug, 2017

 

Ahrr so just fertilizer in the rain forest got it.

31 Aug, 2017

 

They still are considered a high-maintenance crop. There's wires to keep the plants for blowing down and diseases to be dealt with. The lists goes on-and-on. I was so surprised when I saw the documentary on growing bananas in Central America.

1 Sep, 2017

 

That sound like a nightmare to keep them in good order .

1 Sep, 2017

 

Yes, it is...especially in commercial plantations. Commercial bananas are susceptible to many diseases especially on plantations.

1 Sep, 2017

 

Yes I can imagine with growing them in great numbers.

1 Sep, 2017

 

Definitely. :>))

4 Sep, 2017

 

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