Banana trees wanted in Brisbane HA!

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  1. Batz

    Batz Junior Member

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    I have as many lady finger banana suckers as anyone wants
    And I don't charge for them either


    Batz
     
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    IRESINE HERBSTII (BLOODLEAF) please!!!!!!

    [We grow the bloodleaf ,absyniann and several others.
    We also regularly import varieties of heliconias ,gingers, costus and other tropicals(many of them quite rare in the wild and becoming rarer by the day).

    Scott[/quote]

    I am looking for this plant, can someone please tell me where I can get it or a cutting in Australia. Thanks heaps :cry:
     
  3. PDB

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    Hi Cosmic
    I was always told you can grow them but not more than ten.
    Did you ever find some bananas? A friends place is about to be bulldosed and thay have some. I have taken some but loads left.
    Paul
     
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    We had fairly heavy frosts this last winter (seq), and our bananas suffered so badly that we didn't think some of them would survive, but they all did, eventually, even the babies!
    I've heard of someone who grew a banana tree in melbourne that fruited. They grew it in a glass house, from what I can recall.
    I had been chasing banana trees for years, until a heap of them came our way unexpectedly. Maybe that's the 'way of the banana'? :lol:
    When we transplanted them, we just dug a hole and watered them in and left them to it. They took a while to recover, and maybe if I were a more efficient gardener I would have dug them out again, but they were left in, and a million years later, lovely spiraling green banana leaves came shooting out!
     
  5. Cosmic

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    Re: Banana trees wanted in Brisbane HA!

    I am still banana less. Still haven't called DPI yet either. I don't like telephones.
     
  6. paradisi

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    Re: Banana trees wanted in Brisbane HA!

    there are cold tollerent varieties - - googling will help find which ones - - you could also try gardenweb for ideas on growing cold climate banans or have a look through citrusnorth https://www.citrusnorth.com/
     
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    Re: Banana trees wanted in Brisbane HA!

    g'day cosmic,

    you don't drive past a garden where bananas are growing?

    if so on the quiet go ask them if they would give you a sucker, and then plant it in your garden and say nothing to anyone.

    if you get asked later on by anyone in authority plead ingnorance.

    just make sure it is only a lady finger variety.

    len
     
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    Banana Plants


    How do I arrange to get some Banana Plants please....
     
  9. bertlu

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    Dear Batz, Yes I am interested in a few banana suckers. Could you please supply your details with suitable time for me to visit. My email is [email protected]

    Thank you

    Bert.
     
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    Go to B4C's sustainability centre Carindale (the old site of the Carindale nursery) just off Old Cleveland Rd before you get on the Gateway.. They have bananas there and would be more than happy to share some suckers.
     
  11. sun burn

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    As far as I understand, there's really no big deal about the bananas. The DPI will only want to inspect them before you get them to make sure they are not diseased.
     
  12. paradisi

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    no great drama with DPI knowing whats going on

    but if you grab some pups from a friend - either let DPI know they were there when you moved into your hosue or say nothing

    if you buy from the only nursery allowed to sell bananas - you have to fill in the DPI form - which means you already have registered the bananas on your property
     
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    Hi, Im new to this forum, but I'm in desperate need to give away my banana trees.

    They grow in an unwanted part of my yard and are causing me grief. I live in Capalaba, Brisbane.

    With all this rain about, I'm sure the ground is soft enough to dig them out. As I'm a pensioner on disability, I have no strength to do this myself. They are very healthy plants and Im happy to give them away. Please contact me on email: [email protected].

    I also have orange, paw paw, lemon and manadrin trees to go if required.

    Hoping to hear soon.. thank you
     
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    Dear Batz,
    Just wondering if you still have banana suckers available...
    Many thanks!
     
  15. Adam

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    Anyone have banana suckers available in Brisbane? Apparently Cyclone Yaris wiped out the nursery stock and there's a waiting list until September. I'd much rather just grab a sucker from someone locally and keep quiet to the DPI about it.
     
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    S.O.P Moderator

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    Anyone can grow Lady Fingers, can they not? Plenty of them about, you should see some in about 1 in 20 yards in your area.
     
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    You can grow them - you just can't move them from one yard to another. It's funny how many of them seem to be dropped by birds though. That's how mine arrived....
     
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    Thanks, I will just have to keep my eye out for them in this area then. Lady fingers would be great.
     
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    Hi...The scrub turkeys dug up my banana tree, so I am looking for a replacement. If you find any Lady Finger trees, could you let me know. Many thanks!
     
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    lady fingers are controlled as well now they are a commercial crop, unnecessary control, never heard of any issues with LF's could get you some suckers from north of gympie all hush hey, silly controls the power and the glory.

    len
     

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