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Cavendish Banana Tree

Cavendish Banana Tree

Cavendish Banana Tree

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Cavendish Banana Tree

Bananas are native to warm, tropical climates, but they have become a worldwide favorite thanks to their sweetness and versatility. Despite the banana's incredible popularity, most people think they could never grow their very own bananas at home. Think again—with our Cavendish Banana tree, you can grow bananas on your own patio or porch, no matter where you live.

The Cavendish grows extremely well in containers, which allows it to be easily moved indoors during the cold months. As a result, this banana tree can thrive just about anywhere in the country and reward any home gardener with a bountiful banana harvest.

In addition to producing wonderful fruit, the Cavendish is an exciting and unusual ornamental addition to any garden or porch. The wide green leaves may grow up to four feet in length and sometimes acquire a lovely reddish tint. The large, purplish-red flower is beautiful and dramatic, and the ripening bunches of bananas are always an impressive sight. Our Cavendish Banana trees grow quickly to achieve a maximum height of 8-10 feet. With its canopy-like leaves, this tree soaks up the sun while providing you with shade and privacy.

Not only are bananas delicious, they are also a remarkably complete fruit. They are an important source of starch in many tropical places, and they also provide vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. Sweet varieties of banana, such as the Cavendish, are perfect for eating raw but can also be fried, blended into smoothies, baked in muffins or pancakes, turned into jam or even made into flour.

Cavendish Banana trees prefer full to partial sunlight and need a frost-free environment in order to produce ripe and mature fruit. They will thrive outdoors in subtropical climates or in a sunroom or enclosed porch in temperate zones with sub-freezing winter temperatures.

From California to Minnesota, you can bring the tropics home with your very own Cavendish Banana tree and start enjoying bunches of this delicious and nutritious fruit.

Your Growing Compatibility

USDA
Growing Zones

8-11

Minimum
Chill Hours

N/A

Perfect for container growing in your area.

You are in Growing Zone 6

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Characteristics

Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Fortunella Margarito
Mature Width 6-8 ft Mature Height 8-10 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Wet Soil Tolerance Very Good
Shade Tolerance Fair Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Excellent Hummididty Tolerance Good
Pest Resistance Good Disease Resistance Good
Deer Resistant Fair Ripens Early April
Soil Type Loamy, Well Drained Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 6-8 ft

Characteristics

Growing Zone 8,9,10,11 Botanical Name Fortunella Margarito
Mature Width 6-8 ft Mature Height 8-10 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Wet Soil Tolerance Very Good
Shade Tolerance Fair Drought Tolerance Good
Heat Tolerance Excellent Hummididty Tolerance Good
Pest Resistance Good Disease Resistance Good
Deer Resistant Fair Ripens Early April
Soil Type Loamy, Well Drained Self Fertile Yes
Spacing 6-8 ft

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.

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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.


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Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.


Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.


Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.