other 'hardy' nanas

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Mr List

other 'hardy' nanas

Post by Mr List » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:28 pm

found this list:
top 10 hardy bananas
http://palmvrienden.net/junglegarden/ba ... y-bananas/

musa basjoo which we all know to be the hardiest banana is half way down the list.

can any of the more learned nana gentlemen educate me on the other nanas in the list.

Vagetarian

Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by Vagetarian » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:14 pm

Like it says there are a number of other factors at play, most notably the wet. Many of the nanas we grow come from parts of the world that have very cold winters, the difference being that they're also dry winters. For many tropical plants, it's not the cold that kills them, it's the sustained cold dampness.

In other words hardiness is not just how much cold a plant can take but rather how well it can cope with the overall climate.
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musabasjoos

Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by musabasjoos » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:14 pm

Ken, its nonsense. Just stick with the recommendations here mate. icon_thumright

GREVILLE

Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:26 pm

Interesting that the details of hardiness given on this list are readily qualified below it. I imagine the temperatures represent the lowest recorded extremes for the individual nanas in somewhere like the eastern USA.

A plant enduring these extremes under protection for a few hours up to dawn and bathes in still warm sunshine later in North Carolina is not representative of similar types enduring all day humid freezes in the UK.

Basjoo and Sikkimensis types remain the hardiest for general UK growing. Some of the other varieties listed, such as Cheesemanii and Nagensium may just survive protected under a central heating flume in Central London during the mildest winter in living memory :lol:

Sifting through the experiences of nana growers on HTUK would be far more practical.

Mr List

Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by Mr List » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:44 pm

every time i see a report of a hardy nana i get my hopes up.
i dont know why i know the answer already, basjoo ( and sikkimensis if you are lucky.)

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Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:33 pm

Mr List wrote:found this list:
top 10 hardy bananas
http://palmvrienden.net/junglegarden/ba ... y-bananas/

musa basjoo which we all know to be the hardiest banana is half way down the list.

can any of the more learned nana gentlemen educate me on the other nanas in the list.

Mr List, this list is very unrealistic for the UK

Mr List

Re: other 'hardy' nanas

Post by Mr List » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:44 pm

it is odd how it can vary so much.

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