Abyssinian Banana Central Valley California
Has anyone had any sucess growing Abyssinian Banana in the California Central Valley? The average temperature here in the summer is about 102-degrees (Zone-9). I have several types of banana plants growing this year, but I am hesitant about placing them in the direct sunlight. Currently I have them under a large nylon canopy; plenty of light but no direct sunlight. They don't seem to be growing as fast as advertised. I feed them liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks and water them about every 2-3 days. The humidity here is pretty low most of the time, so I installed a mister under the canopy. To avoid hard water stain I installed a calcuim filter on the mister line. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.