Experiences Overwintering Orinoco
I have two of what I believe to be Orinoco bananas. Received in trade as such. I have them caged and covered with pine straw. My goal is to overwinter enough p-stem to possibly get some fruit. This winter, so far, may prove to be a really good chance at having a lot of stem survive. Lowest temp to this point is 22F. Has anyone in a similar zone tried their hand at this? I am officially listed as 7b, but only once in 10 years have my observations reflected this designation. My basic question is, what is the lowest temp someone has had Orinoco stems survive? What a treat it would be to harvest even a few bananas from the garden!