Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

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Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » October 22nd, 2017, 3:17 am

Hi Everyone

I went on holiday this year to see family in Dadyal Azad Kashmir, in July for two weeks and I decided to take a musa dwarf Jamaican red with me for trials. Musa drwaf Jamaican red has slightly less cold tolerance than a dwarf Cavendish. My cousin has been sending me pictures and updates how the plant has been fairing
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Plant on 15th July
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Plant on 9th August
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Plant on 23rd September it has been planted in the ground
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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » October 22nd, 2017, 3:20 am

Pictures continued
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Plant 23rd September Red P-Stem
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plan on 17th October
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This is not my plant but this is how the fruit will look like

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by Izhar » October 23rd, 2017, 11:33 am

Is it edible or ornamental?

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » October 23rd, 2017, 4:54 pm

Izhar wrote:
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Is it edible or ornamental?
Hi Izhar

This is a edible variety, which has red skinned fruit, it is more sweeter than a yellow skinned Cavendish.

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by Izhar » October 23rd, 2017, 5:15 pm

Excellent progress... please do keep updated.. also feed banana with potash fertilizer...

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » October 24th, 2017, 12:54 am

I will be updating end of each month. I am interested how it will fair in December, January and February, it will take 18 months for it to fruit its first fruit cycle, as with all red Musa, then every year thereafter.

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » December 31st, 2017, 4:32 am

Latest developments on musa dwarf jamican red, my cuzzin standing next to the plants.
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Plant on 19 November
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22nd December, night time temps have started leaves, to turn yellow
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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by Izhar » January 1st, 2018, 11:00 am

Hope it survives... please ask people there to mulch the root zone with manure and leaves...

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by mushtaq75 » January 4th, 2018, 12:22 am

Izhar wrote:
January 1st, 2018, 11:00 am
Hope it survives... please ask people there to mulch the root zone with manure and leaves...
Hi Izhar

The banana was planted around 1ft deep into the ground, to protect the corm, just incase the pseudostem collapsed.Musa dwarf Jamaican red corm his zone 9 hardy.

I am hopping new leaves will start to appear in February, as long as the pseudostem remains untouched in the night time temps,even if previous old leaves die back.

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Re: Musa Dwarf Jamican Red Trial in Dadyal Azad Kashmir

Post by Izhar » January 4th, 2018, 11:34 am

Great job..!!

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