[NAFEX] Winter Hardy Tropicals

Geoffrey Tolle Gtolle0709 at wowway.com
Mon Feb 26 22:47:18 EST 2007


     I knew that I'd forgotten one - Ensete. The Morgan & Thompson 
catalog list them as a type of banana but I believe that is appearence 
only, not genetics. I know that they are grown in the mountains in 
Ethiopia and I think my contact (now long gone) said that they sometimes 
got snow in those mountains but I'd be curious about both hardiness and 
day sensitive. It would be interesting to grow out seedlings and try 
selecting for hardiness if they are borderline. By the way, one doesn't 
eat the fruit of ensete. One eats the corm which is usually ground into 
a flour.



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