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Tropical Fruits: Most Vigorous Bananas

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Pasadena, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 19, 2009
5:53 AM

Post #6430896

What are the most vigorous bananas you know? I am looking for something that will spread into a clump (3ft or more in diameter) and be very tall (over 10 ft.).

I have an Ice Cream Banana, which is problematic, not vigorous, and rather spindly looking. It has not produced pups despite heavy feeding and ample water.
Saint Petersburg, FL

April 20, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6434585

Presuming you're looking for edible, Brazilian's seem to fit the bill.
Pasadena, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 20, 2009
2:50 AM

Post #6435009

Thanks, Carolyn! Coincidentally, I just bought a Dwarf Brazilian today! It now stands in my front yard, and I noticed it had two pups already. It will be about 8 ft, but that is fine with me. It was the clumping I really wanted.
Saint Petersburg, FL

April 20, 2009
11:38 AM

Post #6435984

Yes, I love that look as well, very tropical. I've had mine since May of last year (not a dwarf) and it's up to 12-15' with 4 pups.

The Raja Puri's also clump nicely and fruit at a vary early age.
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 21, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #6579535

NamWha is good to

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