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I have started a website dedicated to growing bananas in NSW and all over Australia the link to the forums is
http://forums.nswbananas.com.au/
Please come and join its free.
Please note there is not much there as yet as the site only started two days ago.
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NSW Bananas1
South Coast NSW
5th December 2011 9:16pm
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snottiegobble says...
Yes I`ll be in it. Catch you on the site!
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6th December 2011 12:49am
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jo says...
How many varieties of bananas are there growing in NSW? I am interested in the one that produce fruits that are about 4 inches or less in length and they are very sweet and tasty. We can get them from overseas asian countries. I see them sold in asian super mart. in Cabramatta, NSW once in a while and they are quite expensive. I dont know the name of this species and wonder if anyone can help/enlighten me, etc.

Thanks and regards.
Jo
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John Mc says...
One cv I'm familliar with is known as a monkey banana or Chuoi Cau. I have a small one probably about 6 mos old and have high hopes for it. It's growing very well and tolerated winter no problems here, an hour north of Sydney. If I can get my camera back off my neighbour, I'll post up a pic.
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John Mc
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6th December 2011 1:12pm
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John I. says...
Hey nswbananas, I got your message on my edibles page (but not sure how to reply from there).

My blue java is currently producing hands of fruit (4 have emerged so far). I'm amazed at how quickly the plant has grown. I brought it as tube stock from backyard bananas in Feb 2010, and left it to winter in a pot before planting in the ground in spring 2010. It seems to handle the cold ok, and continues to grow when my other plants stop (temps mid to high teens).

I won't have enough bananas to sell (this is the first time I will have fruit and everyone I know is waiting to try them).

As for having a sucker... not sure what the logistics are in terms of sending them from Victoria to NSW. Why are you opposed to buying a plant from Backyard Bananas?
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JohnI
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18th December 2011 10:46am
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NSW Bananas says...
I have 3 tube stock Blue Java on order from bluesky backyard bananas and previously had one but lost all my tube stock in a massive windstorm The reason for wanting blue Java succer or succers was to get something a little more established than tube stock.
It is unfortunate that no nurseries outside of Queensland sell Blue Java also mainly wanted one more advanced than tube stock so it has a better chance of survival.
I curently have all of the cool bananas varieties growing purchased from nurseries.
If you had blue Java succers to sell would collection from you be more preferable than mailing?
Otherwise I will just have to wait until mid feb when I get my three Blue Java tube stock.
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19th December 2011 1:14pm
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BJ says...
Hi NSWBananas, i also got your message. Tried replying, but i think it just stays on my page?
Anyhow, I accidentally stepped on my only smaller BJ sucker 2 days ago. I'd be happy to send you one when mine sends up another, which should be in a few weeks when the rain starts up again. Just dont count on me too much though, I'm pretty lousy at de-suckering and keeping the sucker alive. Does anyone have any tips on de-suckering that will keep the sucker alive?
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19th December 2011 2:16pm
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John I. says...
NSW Bananas, I don't have any established suckers. I tend to remove them regularly to focus the growth on the main stem and an successor. I do this over summer so wouldn't have any established suckers until spring.
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19th December 2011 4:51pm
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snottiegobble says...
John I, my successor pup is catching up fast to my original in height & now I am not sure which to retain or both? Is it possible for them both to fruit if I feed them enough?
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19th December 2011 6:00pm
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Brendan says...
I wouldn't SG. Cut that second sucker off and gouge out the centre, put some kerosene on it (to kill it.)
Don't worry, another sucker will form when the primary tree is more established.
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20th December 2011 7:37am
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John I. says...
Snottiegobble, my ladyfinger was the same (two stems almost the same height). The first one produced fruit at the start of this year, and the second stem has just produced its first hand of bananas.
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snottiegobble says...
OH boy what a quandry! One of my neighbours used to manage a plantation in Carnarvon & he told me the winters down here can reduce the growth so much that all the leaf bases grow very close together & prevent the fruiting body from breaking through! The pups dont seem to have that problem as all their leaves are spaced evenly apart up the stem.
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20th December 2011 2:02pm
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trikus says...
snot , thats called choke-throat and seems to be common on dwarf Cavendish ..

sending suckers of bananas out of your zone is highly illegal ./. farmer was fined thousands of dollars .. for adding some extra bits from his farm when planting up a block for someone else .

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21st December 2011 11:50am
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Jason says...
The restrictions on sending bananas are only in the commercial growing areas of QLD and northern NSW, you can send them from inside those areas to VIC and anywhere to anywhere apart from those areas.

W.A might have some restrictions but they do on everything anyway since it's more less another country as far as that goes
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21st December 2011 12:01pm
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John Mc says...
As I read it, bananas are restriction free south from the Hunter river, Newcastle. I'm just 30/40K south of there.
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21st December 2011 1:54pm
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BJ says...
NSW bananas, I've now got lots of BJ suckers. Even more Dwarf Ducasse suckers. Let me know if you want any.
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Speedy says...
Hey BJ, I'd love to grow some Dwarf Ducasse (Kluey Namwa).
any possibility of a sucker or two?
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Speedy
Nthn Vic.
3rd February 2012 11:33am
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BJ says...
Hi Speedy, sure. I'll see if I can desucker them on the weekend. I'm not much good at it, but I've got about 7 DDU suckers to practise on so should get at least one out alive! My email is didge (underscore) 2001 at hotmail dot com if you can send your address.
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chillilover says...
Hi BJ any extra throw them my way please. Never grown bananas before. Wouldn't mind trying. I can pay whatever cost. Sorry for asking so blatantly.

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3rd February 2012 8:03pm
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NSW Bananas says...
Thanks bj It would be greatly apreciated I will reimburst you any postage etc costs please go to www.nswbananas.com.au page and click on email to contact me then I can get the postal address to you.

Looking forward to a email from you soon
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NSW Bananas says...
BJ you should have a email from me
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FrizzyLizzie1 says...
Hi BJ I've only just learnt about blue bananas and would like top try my hand at growing them. I live in Newcastle near the ocean.
Liz
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