Bananas? (sound and plants)

James Waddick
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:17:07 PDT
Dear Daviud and all, 

	I suspect there is something else going on.

	The crucial element is the cultivar's fruiting cycle length. Some newly tested cvs with a short fruiting cycle will easily grow and fruit in a 7 month growing season. Perhaps the Uni addded some new bananas now making the rounds that included a short fruitng cycle cv. I wrote about this in The American Horticulturist last year.  Lots of people who could never grow bananas to fruit are having success  now.

	In the state of GA they recommend locally grown GA bananas from a short fruiting cycle cv be sold in small farmer’s mkt and fruit stands with a premium price since they are local, fresh and chemical free.

	New world out there. 		Best		Jim

On Mar 28, 2017, at 6:08 AM, David Pilling <> wrote:


"Talented gardeners at the University of Exeter have finally cultivated the fruit, normally only found in tropical countries, on its Devon campus after years of trying.

The plant has been growing since 2012 and the university's grounds team are unsure why it has suddenly started producing fruit.

But they believe one factor could be the dedication of Nursery Supervisor Luke Groombridge and his unusual tactic of regularly playing music to it."

Full story:…

Is there any evidence of sound changing plants or seeds growth.

David Pilling

Dr. James Waddick
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