Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

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Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:45 pm

This small banana continues to look better day by day, and has to be one of the more elegant, near hardy species. The stem isn't frost hardy, but Palmer (Tony Palmer) had one come back from ground level after -6C. The leaves are more tear resistant than basjoo so looks less battered after the daily gale.
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Re: Musa jaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by flounder » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:49 pm

This musa jaifui, is that the zai fui Tony sent us?

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Re: Musa jaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:06 pm

flounder wrote:This musa jaifui, is that the zai fui Tony sent us?
oops :oops: Typo :lol: yes zaifui
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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:29 pm

Is the red stem a characteristic of the species.

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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:28 pm

fern Rob wrote:Is the red stem a characteristic of the species.
This is still relatively new to western cultivation so not sure if a species trait, but is certainly evident on mine :wink:
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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by leunerj » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:29 pm

Could be worth planting out and wrapping the pseudostem?

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Post by fern Rob » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:34 pm

Well it looks very interesting, it should be more widely planted.

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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:48 pm

fern Rob wrote:Well it looks very interesting, it should be more widely planted.
It isn't generally available as far as I am aware..... not TC'd
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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by SueW » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:30 am

It looks a real beaut. And tear-resistant leaves in a windy garden worth their weight in gold! icon_thumleft

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Post by flounder » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:10 am

Mine still hasn't pupped, or put on a lot of growth. It does look healthy though

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Post by call » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:50 am

wow that is a beauty icon_thumright
If anyone has a pup that they don't mind parting with I would happily take it :D

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Post by GREVILLE » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:21 pm

A stunner, Dave icon_cheers

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Post by fern Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:44 pm

Was it seed grown.

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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:22 am

fern Rob wrote:Was it seed grown.
No Rob, is was a pup from Palmer :wink:
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Re: Musa zaifui becomes a highly desirable banana

Post by fern Rob » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:08 am

I think it should be more widley grown, it looks a great plant.

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