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Always Buy Tissue Cultured Banana plants only, never buy Corms or Bulbs. All commercial Banana growers all over the world use only tissue cultured plants because they are disease free and will produce the most bananas. Corms or bulbs can have viruses and diseases.

Get 2 Free fertilizer spikes with each plant. We guarantee you will be happy with our plants. Only $7.95 shipping for the entire order!


Bananas are one of our best sources of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since the average banana contains a whopping 467 mg of potassium and only 1 mg of sodium, a banana a day may help to prevent high blood pressure. Bananas have long been recognized for their antacid effects that protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. Could be World's Healthiest Food.

We ship by priority mail. Orders sent usually within 1 Day. The height can be controlled on banana plants by holding off on fertilizer when the desired height has been reached. All plants shipped with leaves and we guarantee nice undamaged plants when you get them. Banana Plants also works well as a sound block to prevent the harsh noises of roads, as well as the noxious fumes, from reaching your house.

We have banana plants grown from healthy Tissue Culture Clones. The way commercial growers plant groves. Not bulbs or Corms they usually have a virus or disease. Sold at the perfect size to get them growing fast.

It is the only way to get disease free healthy banana plants. Banana plant growing instructions are included. Banana trees should Bloom and produce very sweet tasting bananas in as little as 9 months. The height can be controlled on most all banana plants to any size by just holding back on the fertilizer, water and the pot size.

Our Return policy is "You must contact us within 14 days after getting them with our choice of returning the plan to get a replacement or full refund for a shipping damaged plant or somehow disappointed.".

We are a registered mail order Plant Nursery in Melbourne, Fl. and try to give 100% Top Quality service.

Greenearth Co.
P.O.Box 243, Melbourne Florida 32902.
We are just East of Orlando.
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If checking on an order or if you need info, please send an email to
ted@Greenhouse.net
I answer them till midnight.
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Banana plants shipped only in the U.S.A. We sell the easiest banana plants to grow and all can be grown in full sun, part shade or inside your home by a window. All plants are at least 2 months old.


GROWING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED.

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Before shipping we remove the 4" pot, dip the root ball in Miracle-Gro Starter solution fertilizer to assure fast growth when you get it, and pack in a waterproof bag with 2 free fertilizer spikes. We also grow plants using Miracle-Gro potting mix. Happy Growing. Each plant pollinates itself, no other plant needed. Plants will not cross pollinate each other. Many types can be grown together with delicious results.




Click to enlarge Plants are shipped in either a 26" or 38" long U.S.P.S. Priority Mail Box.

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Prices are in RED while SALE is still on.

Click to enlargeReceived this nice feedback recently, THE TWO DOLLAR MISTAKE. Let me tell you about Ted and his plants. I always shop around and I purchase from two other Company's and when I got my plants all in it was as different as night and day the other plants look sick next to Teds. The others were a joke for the two dollars I save it will take months for the others to look any where next to Teds and they will never catch up !!!! WOW He is a five star rating If you would like to see pics of the plants compare to Ted's email me at pukzpukz@yahoo.com The others don't even come close J D Cameron LA.
(Picture is a Basjoo that we are shipping now)

This next feedback was received 10/7/14. thanks for looking.
Order:34667 Rating: Excellent I received my ice-cream banana tree in superb condition. It looked as if they had just taken it out of the pot and handed it to me. It was in supreme shape, probably the best looking plant I have ever bought. Even when I've bought straight from a local greenhouse the plants there were not nearly in as good of shape as the one I've received from GreenEarth Company. I will buy all my plants from them from now on. I don't know how you guys do it, but keep up the good work. A very pleased customer!

Click to enlarge'Apple' - Banana Tree - Banana Plant Apple banana tree - Dessert type banana tree, pleasant apple flavor when fully ripe. Fruit: 4 to 6 inches. The size and quality of this banana tree makes it one of the worlds best eating bananas as well as one of the best dessert bananas. Very thin skinned when ripe and super flavor. Excellent banana tree for container growing as in the ground. Nice looking too. Zones 8-11, Beautiful plant approx. 12".

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Click to enlarge'BASJOO' ( Ba Zoo) - Banana Plants - Banana Tree - Cold proofThe ‘Basjoo’ is the world’s cold hardiest banana tree. It is hardy planted in ground to -3°F and with protective mulching it can survive temperatures reaching down to -20°F. Its inflorescence is one of the most beautiful of all bananas. Strong fibers in the trunk of the 'Basjoo' have been used to make fabrics. It is a great landscape plant, it lends a tropical appearance to any situation. This is a great addition for gardeners living in cold temperate areas. 'Basjoo' also does very well in containers and makes a good interior plant. This banana can be grown in all 50 states. Gets 10' to 12' tall depending on light and watering. Does not produce edible bananas. This Japanese native is hardy to zero when mulched. It will grow to 12 feet tall (less than 10' in a large pot) and grace your northern yard with giant tropical looking banana stems and leaves. Though its seedy fruit is not palatable the flowers are showy. It needs sun, lots of summer water and lots of nitrogen for rapid growth. After the first fall frost, prune the stems to a foot high and use the leaves for mulch. By each May new growth will be spectacular. Zones to 3 -11, Can grow up to 2' per month. Plants shipped are 16" to 20" high.

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Click to enlarge'California Gold' - Banana Plant - Banana Tree "California Gold" - a real cold hardy fruit producer. Exceptionally frost hardy compared to other bananas, produces good fruit, year after year, without any frost protection. Only a few banana plants might equal the cold hardiness of California Gold, such as the inedible Japanese fiber banana Musa basjoo. The California Gold banana shakes off the cold. It may lose its' leaves after a hard freeze, but then continues to grow when the weather warms in the spring. The leaves lost during the winter don't seem to slow this plant down. California Gold have produced tasty bananas outdoors during the summer after enduring winter low temp in the low 20?s! These plants should be able grow fine in USDA zone 7 and above as an outdoor plant. The mature plant is small only 5-6 ft tall. Some of plants have produced fruit in as early as 11 months from a pup. Delicious fruits rival any store bought fruit in quality and flavor. Plants are approx. 12"

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Click to enlargeCommercial variety ('Chiquita') 'Gran Nain' - Banana Plant - Banana TreesOutstanding banana variety that is the current commercial variety ('Chiquita') from Central America. 'Grand Nain' grows from 6 to 8 feet tall and produces large racemes of fruit. Bunches of fruit may weigh up to 150 lbs. (50 lbs. in the U.S.). Very attractive for landscaping potential and good wind resistance. Can be used as a container plant. 'Grand Nain' is solid green in color. They are wind resistant. Zones 8-11. Can grow up to 2' per month. Beautiful plant 12' plant.

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Click to enlarge'Dwarf Cavendish' - Banana Tree - Banana Plant Dwarf Cavandish Banana tree is sometimes called the 'Carolina King' ....these banana plants get 5 to 6 ft. and produces wonderful sweet tasting fruit. A vigorous banana tree with wide green leaves. One of the more common banana plant varieties in the USA. It is often seen container grown in back yards and botanical gardens alike. These banana trees have large bunches of almost full sized sweet smooth fruit. Will take short frezzes easly. 6 ft tall at maturity. Zones 8-11 A vigorous banana tree with wider green leaves. The most popular greenhouse banana, will bear bunches with up to 90 bananas, each slightly shorter than the “grocery store” varieties. Juvenile leaves will have some reddish-purple markings, but later leaves will be all green. It is often seen container grown in back yards and botanical gardens alike. We ship a Beautiful approx. 12" plant.

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Click to enlarge'Goldfinger" - Banana Plant - Banana Tree A recent beautiful product of the banana breeding program in Honduras, this cultivar has commercial potential. This is the improved "Williams" type. It has a high wind resistance, some cold tolerance, and excellent disease resistance with s strong pseudostem and base. It is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas. The plant is solid green with no red color but due to the majesty of its size is a good landscaping plant. Nice bunches of fruit which are extremely sweet and tasty and is an outstanding producer of delicious tasting bananas having a sweet Lemony flavor. Hardiness Zone 7-11 can get Max. Height: 10' Can grow up to 2' per month. Healthy approx. 12" banana plant shipped.

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Click to enlarge'Lady Finger' - Banana Tree - Banana Plant Banana tree with very sweet tasty fruits. It is wind and disease resistant. Fat round bananas have a apple - banana like flavor. A real treat! Very beautiful green plant with large green leaves. Max. Height: 10'. Zones 8 - 11, Can grow up to 2' per month. Healthy Beautiful 12" banana plant shipped.

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Click to enlargeMusa Double Mahoi Banana tree - Banana Plant Musa Double Mahoi Banana tree - Banana Plant The Double Mahoi is a sport or mutation of the common Dwarf Cavendish?, and grows similarly. Musa 'Double' is also called 'Mahoi', the second generation produces multiple branches of fruit. They regular produce 2 heads it is rare but they have been known to produce more. The sweet fruit is highly rated, and it can be very productive. This is a rare and unusual Musa. HEIGHT: 7-8 Feet EXPOSURE: Full Sun or Partial Sun ZONE: 8-11. Beautiful 12" to 14" plant shipped.

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Click to enlargeMusa 'Raja Puri Banana Plant Banana Tree Raja Puri' Banana Tree Banana Plants Raja Puri or 'Rajapuri' is a 6 to 8 foot tall banana plant, ideal for the home landscape. This Indian banana is thought to be the best landscape banana due to its ability to withstand neglect and still look great. 'Rajapuri' is totally green, it has a very thick stem and stands up very well to wind. The leaves of 'Rajapuri' can grow up to 3' wide. 'Rajapuri' produces a respectable yield of medium sized bananas that are very sweet. This banana plant can flower in just 9 month. Beautiful 12" to 14" plant shipped.

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Click to enlargeMusa 'ICE CREAM' - Banana Plant - Banana Tree A very beautiful, cold tolerant banana plant, Hardiness: Zone 8-10, with texture and flavor similar to vanilla ice cream. This banana tree has beautiful large leaves and produces medium bunches of bananas that are very delicious fresh or cooked. Zones 8 - 11, Max. Mature height if fertilized regularly - 10'. fast grower. Healthy beautiful 12" to 18" plant

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Click to enlargePisang Ceylon (imp. Mysore) banana tree - banana plant 'Pisang Ceylon' (an improvement on 'Mysore') may very well be the best tasting lady finger banana in the world. This sturdy banana is resistant to the Banana Streak Virus. 'Pisang Ceylon', has a shelf life that out last other lady finger banana types by several days Zones 8-11, Healthy 12" to 14" banana plant shipped.

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Super Dwarf Banana Plant Banana tree Super Dwarf Cavendish banana plant variety that only gets 3' high. Produces excellent dessert type fruit. Great for indoors. a beautiful potted plant too. Zones 8-11, Nice 9" high plant.

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My best choice for your area to produce fruit.We will choose the best growing type for your area and will send when you want it just call or send email when your ready or tell us on the order.

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Minimum order of 2 plants to Calif., OR and Wa. Thank You.
We only ship in the USA.


Growing bananas does not take much effort and Banana plants can offer many benefits:
You can use them to cook with.
They make great windbreaks or screens,
They can keep the sun of the hot western side of your house,
They utilize the water and nutrients in waste drains, washing water or outdoor shower.
The leaves can be fed to horses, cows and other grazers, the dried remains of the trunks can be used for weaving baskets and mats.
And most important they give you lots of bananas.

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Some of our Customer Ratings

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 34328 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Banana trees arrived carefully packed & in great condition. Planted & doing well.Order: 31090 Rating: Excellent Banana Trees Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: My banana trees were shipped in a very timely manner and were healthy. Greenearth has given me excellent quality banana trees and customer satisfaction.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30734 Rating: Excellent Banana Plants Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Good Delivery Rating: Good Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: I ordered two different types of banana trees. These banana trees were packaged well and the were very healthy plants. I was so pleased with the outcome I will order from this merchant again. Thank You Greenearth for being professional and for not being like the others.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30723 Rating: Good Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: OK Delivery Rating: Good Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: This is an update of a review I wrote a few days ago. I received my banana trees. They are 3 times larger than I expected and very healthy. They are excellent for the price. Thank you, Mr. Taylor.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30691 Rating: Excellent Banana Trees Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Good Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Great seller, answered all of my questions. Responds quickly. Banana Plant arrived very well packaged and in very good condition. I am happy and will buy again. A

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30503 Rating: Excellent Banana trees Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: My Banana plants arrived in beautiful shape, healthy, strong, well-watered and with fertilizer stakes within the week. great price. Am very happy



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30326 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Great service! Even though he said he was very busy and it may be a week to get the Banana plants, they came in 3 days! The Banana plants are beautiful.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 30096 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Excellent company to do business with! Very quick and customer oriented. Quality products!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 29366 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: The entire shopping experience was a pleasure. I received the Ghost chili pepper seeds quickly. I've just planted them, so I'm hoping to have peppers by the end of August, maybe September. I'll leave more feedback later on.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 29297 Rating: Excellent Banana trees Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: i am very pleased with this company. My order was accurate, arrived fast and as promised and they took good care in packaging my bannana plant so it arrived undamaged from across the country. Great experience and product as my tree is doing very well thanks to the enlosed instructions/tip sheet. Thank you!!!!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 29122 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Good Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: I ordered some Trinidad Scorpion pepper plants. They came wrapped in newspaper and in a very strong cardboard mailer tube. Upon opening, the plants were wilted and the dirt was bone dry. I thought about returning them, however, plants are very resilient. I planted them in a quart pot and placed them outside. I have watered them every day in a medium draining soil/peat mix with 5-10-5 fertilizer. It has been 1 week since they arrived and the plants are doing great! Most of the original leaves have fallen off, however, there are approx 10 new leaves growing on each plant at this moment. I can't wait for the peppers!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 28998 Rating: Good Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Good Delivery Rating: Good Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Good Title: Body: Very satisfied. I will shop again (:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 28874 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Very healthy plants with quick shipping. I couldn't be more pleased.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 28842 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Good Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: Hello . I bought 7 different bananas trees at once, which arrive safely and well wrapped in a US postal box. I am very happy with my first purchase and might even buy some more in a near future.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Order: 28808 Rating: Excellent Comments: Price Rating: Excellent Shipping Options Rating: Excellent Delivery Rating: Excellent Ease Of Purchase Rating: Excellent Customer Service Rating: Excellent Title: Body: I am very satisfied with my purchase. I bought 2 banana trees a Texas and California Gold which are recommended for my USDA zone 7. They arrived nicely package with care and had no damage to the leaves. The Banana Trees are already growing and are very healthy.

Click to enlargeThe Banana - Super Healthy

Nutritional breakdown of bananas One medium banana (about 126 grams) is considered to be one serving. One serving of banana contains 110 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate and 1 gram of protein.
Bananas are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium.2


Bananas provide a variety of vitamins and minerals:
Vitamin B6 - .5 mg Manganese - .3 mg Vitamin C - 9 mg Potassium - 450 mg Dietary Fiber - 3g Protein - 1 g Magnesium - 34 mg Folate - 25.0 mcg Riboflavin - .1 mg Niacin - .8 mg Vitamin A - 81 IU Iron - .3 mg The recommended intake of potassium for adults is 4700 milligrams per day.



Possible health benefits of bananas. Blood pressure: Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilatory effects. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2% of US adults meet the daily 4700 mg recommendation.



Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes.



Asthma: A study conducted by the Imperial College of London found that children who ate just one banana per day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma.



Cancer: Consuming bananas, oranges and orange juice in the first two years of life may reduce the risk of developing childhood leukemia. As a good source of vitamin C, bananas can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. High fiber intakes from fruits and vegetables like bananas are associated with a lowered risk of colorectal cancer.



Heart health: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to Mark Houston, MD, MS, an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School and director of the Hypertension Institute at St Thomas Hospital in Tennessee.



In one study, those who consumed 4069 mg of potassium per day had a 49% lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease compared with those who consumed less potassium (about 1000 mg per day).



High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.



Diabetes: Studies have shown that type 1 diabetics who consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels and type 2 diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels. One medium banana provides about 3 grams of fiber.



Treating diarrhea: Bland foods such as apple sauce and bananas are recommended for diarrhea treatment. Electrolytes like potassium are lost in large quantities during bouts of diarrhea and may make those affected feel weak. Bananas can help to promote regularity and replenish potassium stores.



Preserving memory and boosting mood: Bananas also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that studies suggest plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood.

Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are actually giant herbs of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.

The Cavendish banana tree is the most common variety of bananas now imported to the United States. The Cavendish banana tree is a shorter, stubbier plant than earlier varieties. It was developed to resist plant diseases, insects and windstorms better than its predecessors. The Cavendish banana tree fruit is of medium size, has a creamier, smooth texture, and a thinner peel than earlier varieties.

Banana trees are perennial crops that are grown and harvested year-round. The banana plant does not grow from a seed but rather from a rhizome or bulb. Each fleshy banana plant bulb will sprout new shoots year after year.

Each banana plant bears only one stem of fruit. To produce a new stem, only two shoots - known as the daughter and the granddaughter - are allowed to grow and be cultivated from the main banana plant.



The banana tree reaches its full height of 6 to 25 feet in about one year. The trunk of a banana plant is made of sheaths of overlapping leaves, tightly wrapped around each other like celery stalks.

When a banana tree leaf formation is completed, a flowering stalk emerges from the top and a large bud grows downward from the stalk's tip. Purplish leaves around the bud unfold and banana blossoms are revealed. Each female blossom becomes an individual banana fruit.

On each banana tree stem, ten or more bananas growing together are called "hands" and a single banana is called a "finger." Four to six bananas sold in the retail store are called a "cluster."

Within 10 to 12 months, banana tree stems are ready to be harvested. Stems average 150 fingers and weigh 85 to 100 pounds each. Once a stem is removed, the main plant is cut away and the daughter becomes the main plant repeated the cycle.

Banana Plant FROST Protection: Bananas flourish best under uniformly warm conditions but can survive 28° F for short periods. If the temperature does not fall below 22° F and the cold period is short, the underground rhizome will usually survive. To keep the plants that are above ground producing, protection against low temperatures is very important. Wrap trunk or cover with blanket if the banana plants are small and low temperatures are predicted. You can also dig up the roots with or without the banana plant above the ground, and store in a dark dry place inside until spring. This is the best way for most.

Banana tree Fertilization: Their rapid growth rate make bananas plants heavy feeders. During warm weather, apply a balanced fertilizer once a month to get a huge bunch of bananas--a 10:10:10 NPK fertilizer appears to be adequate. A mature plant may require as much as 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of the above fertilizer each month. Young banana plants need a quarter to a third as much. Spread the fertilizer evenly around the plant in a circle extending 4 feet from the trunk. Feed container banana plants on the same monthly schedule using about half the rate for outside plants.

Soil: Banana plants will grow in most soils, but to thrive, they should be planted in a rich, well-drained soil. The best possible location would be above an abandoned compost heap.

Cold protection of the top is possible by use of coverings and heat sources, but such is not often practical. However, in colder locations, soil can be banked around the trunk just before a projected cold spell to better protect the underground buds, which will allow the plant to regenerate in the coming spring. Unprotected but well-established bananas across the U.S., with some exceptions, will regenerated after light freezes.

Some people dig the entire plant, rhizome and all, remove the leaves and store the plant, dry, in a heated area over winter. To assure survival, it is easier to dig small suckers, severed very close to the parent rhizome, and pot them for overwintering indoors.

Banana Fruit Harvest: Stalks of bananas are usually formed in the late summer and then winter over. In March they begin "plumping up" and may ripen in April. Occasionally, a stalk will form in early summer and ripen before cold weather appears. The fruit can be harvested by cutting the stalk when the bananas are plump but green. For tree-ripened fruit, cut one hand at a time as it ripens. If latter is done, check stalk daily as rodents can eat the insides of every banana, from above, and the stalk will look untouched. Once harvested the stalk should be hung in a cool, shady place. Since ethylene helps initiate and stimulate ripening, and mature fruit gives off this gas in small amounts, ripening can be hastened by covering the bunch with a plastic bag. Plantains are starchy types that are cooked before eating.


Lemon Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves
Click to enlargeThanks For VisitingWe grow our Banana plants with Miracle-gro potting mix and use Neem and Sesame seed oil for bugs. The leaves can be used for cooking or pig roasting. I hope to give you the best customer service available. Ted M.Taylor contact ted@greenhouse.net

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