Cavendish Banana Tree
Tons of Bananas, Every Year!
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Why get the Cavendish Banana?
• Excellent landscape plant with a tropical flair
• Extremely fast growing
• Strong, hardy and low-maintenance
• Can be grown indoors as a potted plant
Where does does the Cavendish Banana grow best?
They can be planted in the ground in Zones 9 and 10. Give these plants plenty of room- at least 8 feet apart if you plant in groups. If you live further north, in non-tropical climates, these plants are popular as patio & indoor potted plants. Just bring it indoors when the temperatures dip below freezing. Can grow anywhere in the country as a patio plant.
Is it easy to grow Cavendish bananas organically?
Cavendishes that are grown indoors have few problems, so they can easily be grown organically. Whether planted inside or out, your banana tree will benefit from an occasional washing of the stem and leaves to keep them free of dust and bugs. Just use mild dish soap with lots of water and a sponge.
How much fruit will I get?
Once your Cavendish Banana begins bearing fruit, you can expect to get up to 90 bananas per season. These thin-skinned bananas are about 6-10 inches long. You’ll have plenty of bunches for family, friends and neighbors!
What does the Cavendish Banana taste like?
These bananas are soft and sweet, and most often eaten raw or in baked dishes. Cut them up and add to fruit salads, fruit compotes, smoothies, and of course, on top of your cereal. These medium-sized bananas are slightly smaller than the ones you find at the grocery store, but you will be pleased to find that they are sweeter and tastier than their store-bought counterparts.
Pollination & fruiting season
Cavendish Banana Plants are self-fruiting and don't require a pollinator. When the suckers or "pups" start to form, allow at least 4 leaves to develop before you attempt to remove it from the main plant. Remove the pup with as much root as possible and pot it in a new container. It’s best to harvest your bananas a week or two before they ripen on the tree for the best tasting fruit. They will be green at first and will turn more yellow as they ripen.
Best time to plant
The best time to plant banana trees is as early as possible. You want to get them in the ground quickly so they have plenty of time to acclimate to your environment. Whether you plant them in the ground or pot them in a container, be sure to give them a good initial watering.
Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship this tree to AZ.