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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.  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. 

3 gallon plants are $20 and about 2-3 feet tall total height excluding pot.
6 gallon plants are $35 and about 4 feet tall total height excluding pot.
15 gallon plants are $50 and 5 feet or taller, total height excluding pot.

Currently available for sale I have Namwa, Gold Finger, Blue Java and Dwarf Brazilian in 3 gallon, 6 gallon and 15 gallon sizes.  I have Mysore in 6 gallon size.  I have Paggi in 3 gallon size for $40.  It is a higher price due to rarity and limited availability. 

Dwarf Brazilian - Beautiful plant, grows to 8-10' tall, nice wide dark green leaves, produces large bunches of delicious fruit. This is a Hawaiian variety. In Hawaii it is called an Apple Banana. THIS IS A MUST HAVE! If you only grow one banana, this is it! Never needs propping. Photo 6.

Gold Finger - Nice banana, grows to about 10', large fruit. It is a cross between Dwarf Brazilian and Gran Nain (the bananas you buy in the store i.e. Chiquita bananas). 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.

Blue Java AKA Ice Cream - This is the real Ice Cream banana.  Most bananas sold as Ice Cream aren't the real thing.  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. This is a Hawaiian variety.  It requires propping. Photos 4-5.

Namwa - Produces 200-300 of the sweetest bananas you have ever tasted! Fruit flesh is dense and light orange colored. This banana is from Thailand.  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. Very beautiful plant but it is cold sensitive.  It grows to 10-12'. Photo 1.

Gros Michel - The original store bought banana! Up until the 1950's this was the most popular banana sold in the world. Most of the plants were killed by disease and the banana industry switched to a new variety. The Gros Michel is a little larger and MUCH better tasting than the bananas sold in 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 popular banana from India. It is very cold and wind tolerant. Another good variety to grow in pots. It grows to 8' tall. Sometimes 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.

Paggi - Believed to be related to Gros Michel.  Many who have tasted this banana say it is the best they have ever tasted.  Grows to about 12'.





















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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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« 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.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 06:53:42 PM »
Bill what types are currently available?  My brother in law lives in LB, can I send him or mother in law to pickup some banans?  I prefer shorter trees that don't need propping as it's windy here.  I already have dwarf Cavendish and ice cream.
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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 12:57:29 AM »
PM sent.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 10:47:35 AM »
Post price please.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 12:09:42 PM »
That's strange somehow when I modified the post I deleted the price.  I have modified it again to now show the price.  They are $20 each.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »
Are these pick up only or can you ship?
Continuing my journey to disprove those who say "You can't grow that in the desert" since 2013.

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 07:27:50 PM »
PM sent.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 09:38:25 PM »
Availability updated.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 03:49:40 AM »
can you ship these?

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Sorry but I'm not really interested in shipping these.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 02:10:52 AM »
Hi Bill, just checking what you still have in the large sizes? Thanks, Chris
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2018, 11:36:58 AM »
I have one 7 gallon Namwa and one 7 gallon Blue Java available. I have one 15 gallon Blue Java but it is supposed to be picked up and paid for today. If that doesn't happen then it is available.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2018, 12:37:29 PM »
Availability updated.

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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 01:32:00 PM »
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Re: Bananas for sale in SoCal
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2018, 09:06:09 PM »
PM sent. Interested in the 6 gallons Draft Brazilian.

 

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