Musa sikimensis winter care

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chig

Musa sikimensis winter care

Post by chig » Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:23 pm

any advice on were to keep ,store Musa sikimensis banana many thanks ,,,chig

Ian Cooke

Re: Musa sikimensis winter care

Post by Ian Cooke » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:08 pm

wrap it up with straw like a Musa basjoo. Sometimes regarded as hardier than M. basjoo.

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Re: Musa sikimensis winter care

Post by karl66 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:16 pm

Ian Cooke wrote:wrap it up with straw like a Musa basjoo. Sometimes regarded as hardier than M. basjoo.
Ian, i have Basjoo & Sikimensis both in the ground, my first year with bannanas in the ground would a peice of old plastic downpipe with a few holes drilled for ventilation & a breathable fleece bag tied on top do the job? karl.

Ian Cooke

Re: Musa sikimensis winter care

Post by Ian Cooke » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:04 am

You need the insulation of a thick layer of straw. I suggest at least 30cm diameter for a single stem, bigger for multiple stems. I always used to use a cylinder of wire netting packed with straw and tied to a stake for support. Wood or plastic just over the top to keep the rain off. Anything like polythene or a drainpipe would keep the stem too damp.

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