Varieties of Edible Bananas forum: Dwarf Orinoco

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:20 PM CST
Even though these are called dwarfs they do get to be a pretty good size.
This is the best picture I have of the two original plants I got.
I get a lot of wind due to this being a fairly new neighborhood and the leaves on the bananas show it.
The two bananas on either side of the umbrella are both dwarf orinoco's or at least that's what the tags said when I got them.
The one on the left has a thicker trunk and wider leaves.
Both have produced flowers and bunches of bananas.
For a size reference, the block wall behind the bananas is 5' tall.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:23 PM CST
This picture was taken on 10/14/2007.
This is why I have a hard time getting the bananas to ripen on the plant.
By the time they get to a good size and look like they might turn color the temps get pretty low in Tucson for them.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:25 PM CST
This is the same flower stalk on 10/24/2007.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:26 PM CST
Same flower stalk on 11/10/2007

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:29 PM CST
This flower is from the banana on the right in the first picture.
First and only banana that has turned yellow for me.
This picture was taken on 11/26/2008.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:30 PM CST
The same bunch removed from the plant.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM CST
Bananas aren't very big but it sure was good.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM CST
Same banana.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:36 PM CST
Not sure if I'm using the right term here.
Would you call this a sepal or bract?
It would be the the part that covers the bananas and flower in picture 3.

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rayman6422
Mar 24, 2010 8:39 PM CST
The cups at the end of the bananas are filled with nectar and my youngest daughter and I sat out there fighting the bees one day to try and get a taste of the nectar.
It was really good.
Now I now why the bees like it so much. ;-)

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lakesidecallas
Mar 26, 2010 12:35 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
WONDERFUL photos, Ray! Hurray! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Now, how old were the plants before they flowered? Those little bananas sure are cute, and look mighty tasty!
ImageCValentine
Mar 27, 2010 11:41 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
Fort Hood, Texas
Banana Buff!!
My Dwarf Orinocos!!
Raised these from little EBay TC's!!
Your DO's beautiful Ray!!! :) ~Cheryl

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Imagejimsned2
May 8, 2010 7:12 AM CST
Name: Jim
South Florida
I just now discovered this forum, I have I believe the same type banana, I usually plant them in a 4 ft square with one tree at each corner, that way as they get older and begin to bear (and also tilt) I can put a band around them to keep them up right. I've given about twenty small plants away to neighbors, here they grow like weeds'

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"we don't pay taxes, only little people pay taxes" Leona Helmsley

lakesidecallas
May 8, 2010 8:36 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Lucky you, I'm so jealous. I spent almost $70 today buying soil for when I move my bananas into bigger pots. You should have seen my husband's face....
Imagejimsned2
May 9, 2010 6:09 AM CST
Name: Jim
South Florida
Wow, and I bet you have a long enough summer to plant them in the ground. If ever you want just let me know and I'd be happy to send you a few of the baby's (I forget what they are called, rozones I think) but mine grow about 12 feet tall, and right now I probably have about a dozen little ones that I give away, I've given away many but have some more to give.
"we don't pay taxes, only little people pay taxes" Leona Helmsley

lakesidecallas
May 10, 2010 4:59 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
That is sweet of you Jim, I've been tempted to plant mine out but never have- maybe I don't want to dig them up, lol.
Our soil is very poor here, rock and more rock (shale). The weeds grow pretty well in it, though! Hilarious!
I use Fafard 52 which has pine bark in it, and my bananas seem to like it and it drains pretty well.

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