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BestDay

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Bananas for sale in SoCal
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:35:43 PM »
Hi all, I grow the following bananas.  All heights listed are the height of the Pseudostem i.e. "trunk" at fruiting height. By propping I mean that certain varieties when fruiting become top heavy and will fall over. To prevent this they need to be propped up. All plants are one to three feet tall and currently growing in 3-5gallon pots.  The size doesn't really matter because they grow so fast. The true value here is that you are actually getting the variety you pay for.  Many, many bananas sold online and at nurseries are mislabeled. 

Currently available for sale I have Manzano, Namwa, Mysore, Dwarf Brazilian and Gold Finger.

Dwarf Brazilian - Beautiful plant, grows to 8-10' tall, nice wide dark green leaves, produces large bunches of delicious fruit. If you plant only one banana this should be it. Never needs propping. Photo 6.

Gold Finger - Nice dwarf banana, grows to 7-10', large fruit. It is a cross between Dwarf Brazilian and Gran Nain (the bananas you buy in the store i.e. Chiquita bananas. Never needs propping.

Manzano - Grows tall and skinny, produces bananas that have a slight green apple taste to them, grows to 10-13' tall. Requires propping.

Mysore - Reddish purple coloring in the trunk, and the underside of the leaf. Produces heavy bunches of very sweet flavorful bananas 3 to 5-inches long. Widely grown in India and one of the favorite dessert bananas there. Very ornamental and a good producer of quality bananas. Grows to 10-14' tall. Requires propping. Photos 2 and 3.

Ice Cream - This banana tastes like no other! It has a light and fluffy texture with a slight vanilla taste. The fruit ripens to a blue, silver color with light green leaves on the plant. Grows to 10-12' tall. Can require propping. Photos 4-5.

Namwa - Produces 200-300 of the sweetest bananas you have ever tasted! Fruit flesh is dense and light orange colored. Requires propping. Grows to 8-11' tall.

Red Iholene - One of the most beautiful banana plants due to its attractive coloring of red and purple on the trunk and under sides of the leaves. The pink fleshed bananas are delicious fresh or cooked and is a favorite Hawaiian variety. Grows to 10-12'. Photo 1.

Gros Michel - The original store bought banana! During the '60s and '70s when you went to the grocery store you bought a banana called a Gros Michel. They were a little larger and MUCH better tasting than the bananas that are available in the stores today. Grows to 12-14', requires propping. Photo 7.

California Gold - A very short and cold hardy banana. Excellent for colder areas or to be grown in a pot. Grows to only 6' tall. Does not require propping.

Raja Puri - A very short and wind tolerant banana. It grows to only 6' tall. Never needs propping.

Dwarf Red - Very beautiful short plant that is very sensitive to cold. The plant has red coloring to Pseudostem and fruit. These are the red bananas you can buy in the store. It grows slow and is recommended only for collectors. Grows to only 6-8' tall. Photos 8, 9 and 10.





















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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:48:49 AM »
Is the Ice Cream aka Blue Java?

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 10:00:04 AM »
Yes the Ice Cream I have is the real Blue Java.  Right now I only have a small pup and I'm not sure if it will live.  I didn't get much corm or roots when I removed it from the mother plant.  Try me in a couple weeks and I'll let you know how it did.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 01:05:30 PM »
Have all of these varieties produced fruit for you in your yard?

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 03:31:39 PM »
No, not all. I have fruited namwa, ice cream, California gold, raja puri, goldfinger, and dwarf Brazilian.

Bill

 

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