Bananas are becoming more popular everyday, there fun to grow and one of the easiest ways to create a tropical setting. Very quick to mature, most bananas produce in their second year when given care. Known for their delicious fruit, their many tastes and textures, most are better than those purchased at the market. All bananas love full to partial sun and generous amounts of water and fertile soil. A regular fertilizing program is highly recommended to maintain productive healthy growth and to produce the largest bananas possible. When starting bananas from a corm, it is always essential to have good drainage. The soil should be slightly moist not soggy. Careful monitoring of water is a must in the rooting stage to avoid rotting. When container planting we recommend that you give at least 3" to 4" of space between the corm and the sides of the container or it can be planted directly in the garden when temperatures reach 50 degrees or warmer.
Possibly the hardiest and most vigorous banana we have. It quickly forms a large stand of plants for a tropical effect, fruit is great fresh, but is primarily and excellent cooking banana. Bears medium bunches of large angular fruit. Height 12' to 16'.
A slender plant which will thrive in a sheltered location. Similar in appearance to Manzano but with more pink in the leaves. Fruit is small but very delicious. Height 12' to 16' and harvest in 18 to 24 months.
A beautiful Hawaiian variety with average bunches of short plump fruit to 4" in diameter. Fruit may be eaten fresh or cooked. Likes filtered sun with ample moisture. World's best cooking banana. Height 10' to 12'.
One of the fastest producers of both fruit and tropical foliage. It develops small bunches of 3" to 6" long fruit are full of flavor, but must be allowed to ripen fully. Eaten fresh or cooked, harvest time is 15 months.
A very ornamental plant which produces heavy bunches of sweet flavorful bananas. Tall and multicolored reddish purple trunk, leaf petioles and underside of the leaf make this a beautiful banana. 20 months until harvest. Height 15' to 18'.