Banana & Plantain - Many Varieties
Banana & Plantain - Many Varieties
Pot Size: 3 gallon
Age: varies by variety, plant may or may not have "pups"
Fruiting Age: same as planted if given adequate nutrient and water
Minimum Height: varies by variety, expect 16"-32" in height
Propagation Method: We have banana plants grown from healthy tissue culture Clones. It is the only way to get disease free healthy banana plants.
For sale is a live plant with established root system in a pot.
***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants.
Plants are staked with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.
All of our plants are cared for with natural practices, without the use of synthetic chemicals. Please note, our nursery is considered a Plant Sanctuary. Some plants we sell are brought in from other nurseries who do not follow the same standards of quality that we do. Once a plant arrives at our nursery, they are cared for with organic and natural practices, but may contain residuals from their past life.
We hand select for each order from our stock of premium quality plants at A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Quality in plant propagation is of upmost importance when seeking nutrition & medicinal value from edible plants!
-Produces only female flowers, meaning the plant will continue to grow and bear nearly a thousand fruit until the stalk is cut.
-Tropical, long seasons can see stalks of banana nearly a dozen feet long, and 5 to 6 feet in shorter season climates.
-Perfect for the backyard gardener. Reliable & hardy producer of tasty fruit with minimum care. New clumping stalks will emerge from the root zone as old plants get older.
-Medium sized fruits will appear two months after seeing a large purple flower emerge.
-Each fruit will have a flower on the tip, once the flower falls off the fruit is ready to harvest.
-A must-have banana plant for Central Florida. High wind resistance, cold tolerant and excellent disease resistance with a strong base and delicious tasting fruit!
-Harvesting of smaller sized fruit only takes 7-8 months so it much easier to get fruits before cold weather snaps.
-Fruit is 6-8 inches long.
-The Dwarf Namwah AKA Pisang Awak is a group of lady finger bananas that produce large sized bunches of sweet delicious fruit. Very sweet, hints of vanilla.
-Excellent cooked and used in Thai Cooking. The fruit from the Namwah is popular in southern Florida and Southern California due to demand from local tropical fruit lovers.
-Cold Hardy bana variety (down to 10 degrees F).
Dwarf Puerto Rico PLANTAIN
-‘Dwarf Puerto Rican’ is a dwarf plantain.
-The heads of fruit are a little larger than the original Plantain bearing seven to nine hands of fruit.
-The shorter trunks of the dwarf plantains are thicker than the tall ones and because of this the ‘Dwarf
Puerto Rican’ is more resistant to the wind and rarely falls over from
the weight of its own fruit.
-It is widely grown in Puerto Rico for its taste and cooking qualities.
-The majority of plantains grow tall, ‘Dwarf Puerto Rican’ is an exception.
-Smaller Dwarf variety with vigorous growing habit and thick stem
-Ideal variety for short-season areas where frost may damage fruit sets
-Heavy bearer of thick skinned fruit very delicious flesh
-Fruit can ripen on the plant without splitting
-Very hardy plant but may need support when carrying large fruit set
-Stout and takes up little space.
-Very sweet lady finger banana with Red Skin
-Fruits ripen from dark burgundy to orange to yellow-green
-creamy white to pink flesh with slight raspberry flavor
-It is known in Thailand as ‘the golden fragrant banana’ is candy of all bananas.
-This banana once was the main export banana to Europe and North America and grown in South America and Africa.
-A Rare find for the home grower and a must have for the Banana connoisseur.
-The color and fragrance is unlike any other variety.
-This plant is drought resistant and will survive without much attention.
-Delicious, easy to grow, easy to fruit - see fruit by the end of the summer!
-Very cold sensitive variety
All Banana Varieties:
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Plant Type: Perennial
Climax Height & Spread: 8'-10' high
Soil & Site Requirements: Loves warmth, water & food. Consider placing a clump of plants next to a south facing wall. Mulch well to provide organically rich soil and feeding it plenty of compost & water will make for lots of fruit!
Light Requirements: Full Sun to 30% Shade
Drought Tolerance/Watering Requirements: Water heavily during warm months for growth and fruit production, cut back in the winter to avoid root rot.
Cold Tolerance: Frost may kill stem but new shoots will sucker & develop from rhizome.
Once your plant arrives, its best practice to water it right away. Your plant may or may not experience leaf drop, show signs of stress or be in a dormant phase. Regardless, it just traveled a great journey to get to its new home, so give it some time to accumlate! If planting in the ground, check your weather forecast to ensure frost or freezing tempreatures have passed for the year. Potting up into a larger pot can be done at any time.
Check the site and water requirements listed for each plant to have a good understanding of what your plant needs. Each garden is different, so don't be afraid to make a good decision based on your specific location.
To maximize yield and ensure a healthy life of your fruit tree, mulch around the drip line, topdress with compost, vermicpompost & organic matter regularly, use organic fertilizer high in nitrogen 2-3 times per year, garden with companion plants of cover crops, flowering plants and herbs! These straetgies are useful in container gardening as well.
We are currently unable to ship Live Plants to CA, AZ, HI, AL or internationally. Please view our Ginger & Turmeric Rhizomes for shipping to excluded states and internationally.